We’ve reached a pivotal point in the book of 1 Samuel: Israel’s first king is rejected by the Lord, and the Lord regrets that he ever made him king in the first place! Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska’s reflections on this fascinating chapter of God’s word.
In this episode we’re pleased to have a special guest, Dr. Dan Paavola, join our “Christ in Every Word” podcast to talk about seven biblical themes. Click here to listen to some of Dr. Paavola’s great insights about the Bible and how relevant they remain to our lives now.
Israel’s first king makes another huge blunder in 1 Samuel 14, and this one involves his own son, Jonathan. Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska’s insightful reflections on this chapter.
Psalm 132 begins with a prayer regarding David and Zion and ends with a fascinating promise by the Lord. Click here to listen to Dr. German reflect on how this psalm is a rich testimony to the person and work of Christ.
Saul’s first big blunder happens in 1 Samuel 13, as we learn more and more that he’s just not a man after God’s own heart. Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska’s Christ-centered thoughts on this turning point in 1 Samuel.
Samuel gives a farewell address to the people that concludes with thunder and rain. Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska’s insights about this fascinating event in 1 Samuel 12.
In this episode we are pleased to have a special guest podcast with Dr. Harald Tomesch on the book of Hebrews. Click here to learn some great insights about how Hebrews speaks about the person and work of Christ.
Saul has been anointed king and publicly acknowledged as king, but now it’s time to battle! Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska’s Christ-centered interpretation of Saul’s victory over the Ammonites in 1 Samuel 11.
In this episode Dr. German walks us through one of the seven penitential psalms, Psalm 130. Click here for some great insights about the text that inspired Martin Luther’s hymn, “From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee.”
In this episode we study one of the two psalms in the Psalter that has Solomon’s name in the title: Psalm 127. Click here for Dr. German’s reflection on this short but popular psalm that mentions the blessings of having a quiver full of children.
It’s time to anoint Saul as the first king of Israel, but that’s not the only thing that happens as he begins his reign. Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska walk us through 1 Samuel 10, especially the intriguing proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” (1 Sam. 10:11-12).
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2). Click here for Dr. German’s reflection on this beautiful psalm.
How did Saul go from searching for his father’s lost donkeys to being anointed the first king of Israel? Click here for Dr. Saleska’s reflections on the twists and turns of 1 Samuel 9.
We’ve reached the longest psalm in the whole Psalter: Psalm 119. Click here to listen to Dr. German offer an informative overview of this fascinating psalm.
Israel now demands a king, but is this a good decision? Click here to listen to Dr. Saleska talk about how Israel ends up rejecting the King of Kings!