The Character of Saul & David

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#1 - Saul Eats His Wheaties – MP3 format (50 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture 1 of 54, CD # 383, Date of Lecture: May 13, 2001

Abstract: This Bible study series begins in the Book of Samuel as God chooses Saul as Israel’s first king. Saul is shown to be a type of leader that foreshadows the church during the Pentecostal age from its beginning in Acts 2 until present day. God sets Saul up to fail. He was from the tribe of Benjamin, not from Judah. Rulers were to come from the tribe of Judah.

#2 - Saul Eats His Wheaties – Part 2 - MP3 format (74 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture 2 of 54, CD # 384, Date of Lecture: May 13, 2001

Abstract: In 1 Samuel, the prophet informs Saul he is to be king and anoints him at a private dinner party. The tribes of Israel parade and Saul is chosen by lot. Saul is coronated. The mark of Saul as a herdsman and not a shepherd is reinforced. Saul persuades Israel to follow him into battle against the Ammonites. National blindness and church blindness (in part) is foretold symbolically by unfolding events. Saul gets off to a good start as king.

#3 - Jonathan Eats His Honey Nut Cheerios – Part 1 – MP3 format (47 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #3 of 54, CD #385, Date of Lecture: June 10, 2001

Abstract: Everyone has a “Saul” in his or her life and, by the same token, can also be a Saul to certain others. Each of us manifests some of the traits of Saul. This lesson explores the first two of the three events that led to Saul’s downfall. Without his father’s knowledge, Saul’s son, Jonathan, leads a sneak attack on the Philistines.

#4 - Jonathan Eats His Honey Nut Cheerios – Part 2 – MP3 format (36 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #4 of 54, CD #386, Date of Lecture: June 10, 2001

Abstract: Jonathan eats honey in violation of the king’s (his father’s) order of the day. Saul puts his son,Jonathan, on trial. This typifies Saul-type leadership which often causes problems for aspiring overcomers. On a corporte level, this Saul trait is manifested in the church during the Penecostal age. But none is righteous; Saul lives in us all. Honey is a symbol of the Word (the Bible) and Jesus.

#5 - Saul “Chokes” On Agag – Part 1 – MP3 format (46 MB)

Part of The Character of Saul & David Series
Lecture #5 of 54, CD #387, Date of lecture: July 15, 2001

Abstract: Saul is tested as the agent to fulfill God’s prophecy to Moses regarding the destruction of the Amalekites and fails the exam. Saul disobeys God’s instructions due to his pride. He adds insult to injury by blaming “the people” for his failure. Saul’s character is marked by a multitude of flaws as is the church, of which he is symbolic.

#6 - Saul “Chokes” On Agag – Part 2 - MP3 format (34 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #6 of 54, CD #388, Date of Lecture: July 15, 2001

Abstract: Pride, deception, hypocrisy, willfulness and other negative traits are evident as Saul commits the third and final of his major mistakes early in his reign. Samuel pronounces God’s judgment on Saul for his disobedience in not utterly destroying the Amalekites. Samuel must step in to finish the job. Execution of God’s sentence is postponed for the duration of Saul’s life. We are subtly exhorted in the scriptures to overcome our own Saul traits.

#7 - The Anointing Of David – MP3 format (49 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #7 of 54, CD #389, Date of lecture: August 12, 2001

Abstract: God sends Samuel to Bethlehem to find the future king of Israel. Samuel annoints David, who simultaneously becomes annointed by the Spirit of Yahweh, foreshadowing the baptism of Jesus. Meanwhile, back at Saul’s palace, the Holy Spirit has been taken from Saul and God sends an evil spirt to Saul. Saul’s advisers send for David to come to the royal court and play music to calm Saul’s violent behavior. In the course of the story, we are given more symbolic examples of Saul as a type of the modern church and of as David as a type of Christ.

#8 - Goliath Meets The Flint-Stone – Part 1 of 1 – MP3 format (52 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David
Lecture #8 of 54, CD #390, Date of Lecture: August 12, 2001

Abstract: This Scriptural account of David’s victory over Goliath from 1 Samuel 17 is particularly rich in symbolism, types and shadows. David stepped forward to defend Yahweh’s honor and secure the freedom of Israel with unconventional weapons, even as we are instructed in the New Testament to arm ourselves with spiritual weapons. The battle is Yahweh’s and he will deliver our enemies into our hands in His own time. James relates his own life experiences as he progressed into understanding this truth and how that understanding granted him peace.

#9 - Who’s Chuckin’ & Who’s Duckin’? – Part 1 – MP3 format (48 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #9 of 54, CD #391, Date of lecture: September 9, 2001

Abstract: From 1 Samuel 18, we learn about the deep friendship and resulting covenant relationship between David and Saul’s son Jonathan. David gets a full-time gig playing music in Saul’s palace plus a high position in the army. David’s military successes begin to fuel Saul’s jealousy and envy. Saul, afflicted by God with an evil spirit prophesies falsely as a type of false prophet. He makes the first of his attempts to kill David.

#10 - Who’s Chuckin’ & Who’s Duckin’? – Part 2 – MP3 format (38 MB)

Part of The Character Of Saul & David Series
Lecture #10 of 54, CD #392, Date: September 9, 2001

Abstract: In 1 Samuel 18, Saul is afraid of David because Yahweh is with David and has departed from Saul. Likewise, the Saul church becomes jealous of those who aspire to be overcomers. Saul persecutes David in several ways, but David does not become bitter. Instead, he demonstrates the qualities of an overcomer as we should when confronted by our own Sauls.