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Resources from the series: 1 Samuel

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

June 6, 2010

1 Samuel 31

“The King is Dead. Long Live the King.”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Let me just remind you of what we've just sung in verse 3 — “His kingdom cannot fail. He rules o’er earth and heaven.” And that is not what you will see at the end of 1 Samuel. You will be forced to believe that...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 23, 2010

1 Samuel 29-30

“David's Trial”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in 1 Samuel to chapter 29. And in addition to chapter 29 as your bulletin suggests I'm also this evening going to be looking at chapter 30. I think these two chapters just belong together and trying to separate them was just not working for me. Now...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 16, 2010

1 Samuel 28

“Witches!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to 1 Samuel chapter 28, 1 Samuel chapter 28. We were looking last week at chapter 27 and into the first couple of verses of chapter 28. You will remember that David has been spending the last sixteen months among the Philistines as a provocateur, as a double...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 9, 2010

1 Samuel 27

“Lying Your Way Out of Trouble”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to 1 Samuel chapter 27, 1 Samuel chapter 27. David has been hounded by Saul and his men from pillar to post and last week in chapter 26 do you remember David and his nephew, Abishai, went into Saul's camp where he was...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 2, 2010

1 Samuel 26

“A Flea that Refuses to Bite”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to 1 Samuel. We find ourselves this evening in chapter 26. In chapter 25 you remember Nabal, whose behavior with David had been quieted by the intervention of a wiser wife, Abigail, by the end of the chapter Nabal is dead...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 25, 2010

1 Samuel 25

“A fool with too much money made to look better by a smart wife”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 25, 1 Samuel chapter 25. We've just looked last week at the sparing of Saul's life in the cave at Engedi and now in the first verse of chapter...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 18, 2010

1 Samuel 24

“A Call of Nature vs. a Call of God”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 24. The significance of the title will become apparent in just a moment. You remember in chapter 23 David had been pursued once again by Saul. At the end of chapter 23 David...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 11, 2010

1 Samuel 23

“Man Does This — God Does That!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 23, 1 Samuel chapter 23. And there are a few people here tonight who probably have not been part of the regular series on Samuel so let me tell you the story in a minute...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 4, 2010

1 Samuel 22

“Adullam's Cave”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I'm going to warn you that this is not a resurrection text. This is a text about death and destruction. It's a text about the tyranny of a megalomaniac, of a king who in this chapter we will see executes a pogrom on I suppose two hundred or so people. This...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

March 21, 2010

1 Samuel 21

“On the Run Without My Wheaties”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Chapter 21 — you’ll remember that in the previous two chapters, 19 and 20, Saul's intention to kill David has now been seen. There have been six attempts on David's life and Jonathan and David in the middle of the 20th chapter, especially verses 14, 15,...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 21, 2010

1 Samuel 20

“Loyalty: A Christ-like Virtue”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel, to 1 Samuel chapter 20 — 1 Samuel chapter 20. Saul, as you would remember, has had six attempts on David's life — a couple in chapter 18 and four attempts in chapter 19. And we left Saul last...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 7, 2010

1 Samuel 19

“The Saints and the Providence of God”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel once again and to chapter 19. Last week, you remember, we saw Jonathan, Saul's son, making a covenant of friendship and loyalty with David and consequent to that Saul's fit of jealousy, especially when he heard...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 31, 2010

1 Samuel 18

“Friends Forever”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to 1 Samuel chapter 18. The last time we were in 1 Samuel it was in the morning service and we were looking at chapter 17 — David killed the Philistine (pronounced long “i”), or Philistine (pronounced short “i”), Goliath, and cut off his head. And then...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 17, 2010

1 Samuel 17

“David and Goliath: Getting Past the Story — Almost!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Our help is in the name of the Lord who made the heavens and the earth. Let us worship God.

Lord Jesus Christ we crown you Lord of all. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Maker of all that...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 10, 2010

1 Samuel 16

“Cardiac Arrest”

Dr.. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 16. 1 Samuel chapter 16. We come tonight to a point of transition in the book of 1 Samuel. We move largely away from the narrative of Saul. We’ll hear some more about Saul again to be sure, but it is...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 3, 2010

1 Samuel 15

“A Serious Blow to Self-Esteem: God Says No”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to 1 Samuel. And first of all before we read together chapter 15, we need to pick up just a few verses at the end of chapter 14. They were verses that we didn't cover the last time we were together,...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 22, 2009

1 Samuel 14:24-46

“Hasty Oath of No Tasty Food”

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to the book of 1 Samuel, and we find ourselves in chapter 14. You will remember that Jonathan, Saul's son, has taken this bold and courageous step by going into the camp of the Philistines, he and his armor-bearer....

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 15, 2009

1 Samuel 14:1-23

“Jonathan — a Portrait of a Godly Man”

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now before we read the passage, and it's 1 Samuel chapter 14 — Saul and about six hundred men are on one side of a valley and about thirty thousand plus Philistines, or Philistines, are encamped on the other side of the valley...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

1 Samuel 13:1-23

“The Fool”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to 1 Samuel. Tonight, in chapter 13, you may have forgotten the entire story of Samuel and Saul by now, but let me just say a couple of things here about Saul. Saul, you remember, had been on a mission looking for his father's donkeys when he encountered...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

September 20, 2009

1 Samuel 11:1-15

“Battle Stations”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

And whose gifts of leadership were already evident. Well, there are a hundred stories just like that. And it is, in some ways, a reflection of Saul. Saul is a young man. In a few chapters we’ll read of him being thirty. So one assumes this stage in his life he...

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