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I Samuel Chapters 17, 18, 19

A. David and Goliath (chapter 17). 1. Goliath of Gath: a. Look up Joshua 11:22 and Numbers 13:28-33 in connection with Genesis 6:4 and explain who Goliath was. b. Was Goliath the last of the race of giants? Cf. I Chr. 20:4-8. c. How tall was Goliath? d. By consulting a Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia […]

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I Samuel 15 & 16

A. Saul’s disobedience. 1. The context of chapter 14:47-52: a. How does the list of Saul’s victories stand in contrast to the history of Saul and Israel after his disobedience as recorded here in chapter 15 (Compare with 16:14 and 17:11)?  b. In light of I Samuel 8:11, what is the significance of the last […]

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I Samuel Chapters 13,14

A. Saul’s faithlessness. 1. The circumstances; a. What does chapter 13:1 mean? Is there a contradiction here? How does a passage like John 10:35 determine our answer to these questions? b. Compare the military situation of the Philistines at this time with that of the Israelites (13:5-7, 15, 19-22). Why is this mentioned in such […]

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I Samuel 11 and 12

A. Saul’s victory over the Ammonites. 1. Events immediately following Saul’s election as king: a. What was the two-fold reaction to Saul’s presentation as Israel’s King in Mizpeh (chap. 10:24-27)? b. Do you think that either the joy of some or the dissatisfaction of others was for the correct reasons? c. Why did Saul return […]

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I Samuel 9 and 10

A.    Saul’s first meeting with Samuel. 1. Who Saul was: a. For what did Israel have to wait (8:22) after God promised them the king they wanted (9:15,16)? b. Why is Saul’s person so carefully described in 9:1 and 2 (cf. chap. 8:20 and 16:6,7)? Why are his generations also mentioned (Gen. 49:10, Deut. 33:7)? […]

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Acts 14:1-28

The First Missionary Journey (continued) D.  Iconium (14:1-6) 1.  The labors of Paul and Barnabas: a.  Where did they begin their labors? vs. 1 1)   Is there any significance in the note that “they went both together into the synagogue”? 2)   What does it imply that they “so spake, that a great multitude . . […]

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Acts 12:25 – 14:28

The First Missionary Journey I.  Sent by the Antioch Church, 12:25-13:3. A.  The Return of Saul and Barnabas to Antioch: 1.  When did they return from Jerusalem? a.  To what “ministry” does the text refer? b.  Does this imply that they were in Jerusalem during the persecution by Herod? 1)   Is this very likely? 2)   […]

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Acts 11:19-30 to Acts 12:23

CHAPTER 11:19-30 (continued) ANTIOCH (Note; It is several months ago that the last Bible outline appeared in “Beacon Lights.” Hence, it may not he amiss to remind you that we already began our treatment of this section, and treated the text through vs. 21 under, “I. The Beginning of the Work at Antioch.” We continue […]

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Acts 9

The importance of this section need hardly be stated. Here we have related the early preparations for the fulfillment of Christ’s own Word just before His ascension: “Ye shall be my witnesses…unto the uttermost part of the earth.” For the conversion of Saul, spectacular and significant as it is by itself, has certainly its chief […]

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The Tentmaker

The Tentmaker by Julius Berstl, Published by Rinehart and Co., Inc., Murray Hill, New York. “The Tentmaker” is a novel based on the life of St. Paul. Or rather a novel of St. Paul up until the time that Paul becomes a missionary for the church of the New Dispensation. The Author begins his story […]

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Acts 9:1-10:16

Outline XXIV SAUL CALLED UNTO APOSTLESHIP Acts 9:1-19 By Whom Called.  Without a doubt the one who here calls the apostle unto the apostleship is the predominating figure in this portion. He is none other than Jesus, the Exalted Lord! Matt. 28: 18. He is Jesus! He is the historical Christ Who suffered and died […]

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