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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 17

Even if you’ve never read the Bible before, you’ve more than likely heard the story of David and Goliath. And remember way back when, when we discussed the possibility of giants still roaming the earth? As this chapter describes Goliath, we can safely assume that this guy is one of those leftovers. He’s more than… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 17

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 16

There’s a line in this chapter that has forever confused me: “ … the Lord sent a tormenting spirit … “ Yikes! I never, ever, ever want God to send a spirit to torment me, but you know what, I bet we’ve all had one. I believe these types of spirits are meant to send… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 16

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 15

Looks like King Saul is in a bit of trouble with God - and with Samuel. There are lots of juicy little tidbits telling us why God is so angry with Saul, and I’ll be honest, most of them, I am just noticing for the first time even after having already read this chapter. I’ve… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 15

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 14

There’s so much to unpack in this chapter, I hardly know where to start. First, we get a proper introduction to Jonathan, Saul’s son. I love the dedication of his armor bearer here, and it’s revealing of a quality Jonathan will one day display. His armor bearer was loyal, going where Jonathan went and doing… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 14

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 13

Saul has pretty much lost God’s favor. We don’t know exactly what’s gone on for the last 42 years, and this chapter is a bit vague in telling us, but we can kind of look at Saul’s actions, the time that seems to have passed and Samuel’s response. The first verse tells us that Saul… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 13

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 12

I feel like the Israelites are getting to enjoy a piece of pie they stole. It was wrong, yes, and even though they have to enjoy it all huddled up, hiding in a corner, man, oh, man, is it good. Samuel lets them know in this chapter that God is going to let them have… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 12

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 11

The defeat of the Ammonites. It’s not the most notable battle in the Bible, and it’s not the biggest one, but it is the one that makes Saul realize he can and will lead the Israelites, with the Lord’s help, of course. Saul is good and faithful to recognize God and give him credit for… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 11

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 10

Have you ever accomplished something you never dreamed you could, or better yet, have you ever been so overwhelmed by the Spirit of God that you just knew what you knew, no doubt about it? We don’t all get to experience such miraculous moments as Saul did. Just like several others before him, he went… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 10

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 9

The Israelites are getting ready to see huge change. God has heard their prayers for a king and is about to answer them. And, of course, he does it in God fashion. He appoints the underdog, the least of the Israelites, and he springs it on his candidate completely unexpectedly. A few things I noticed… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 9

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 8

“We want to be like the nations around us (v. 20 NLT).” Do you now what you’re asking, Israelites? Let’s think that through just a bit longer. While we know that the Israelites already have a King, the One True King, we can kind of see where they’re coming from if we look at their… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 8