Sermons on Expositions in 1 & 2 Samuel

Sermons on Expositions in 1 & 2 Samuel

The Rebellion of Absalom and the Return of David (35 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the rebellion of Absalom – its cause, its course and its characters. Mr Grant divides the chapters under consideration into 4 parts: Absalom’s revolt, David’s retreat, Absalom’s reign, and David’s return. Reading: 2 Sam 15:1-19:43. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the…

Thou Art the Man (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the silence and sorrow of David after his sin with Bathsheba in 2 Samuel Ch 12. He also looks at two Psalms written by David after he was brought to repentance. Reading: 2 Sam 12:1-31. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the…

David and Bathsheba (36 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the sad story of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and outlines lessons from the tragic consequences that flowed from it. Readings: 2 Sam 11:1-27. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us 1 Sam 8-9…

Grace Accepted: Grace Rejected (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches the back to back stories of Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9) and Hanun King of the Ammonites (2 Sam 10). In the former it was grace accepted by one whose father was David’s enemy: in the latter it was grace rejected by one whose father was David’s friend. Readings: 2 Sam 9:1-13. 10:1-19. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1…

Beware of the New Cart (37 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on King David bringing the ark back to Jerusalem under 4 headings: desire for the divine presence, departure from divine principles, delight in divine progress, and displays of divine power. Reading: 2 Sam 6:1-23. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped…

How Are the Mighty Fallen (30 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) outlines the 2nd book of Samuel in three sections: triumph, followed by tragedy, followed by trouble. Then he preaches on the first couple of chapters of the book, dealing with: the death of the Amalekite, the distress of David and the death of Asahel. Readings: 2 Sam 1:1-27, 2:1-32, 3:1. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 –…

The 4 Great Victories of David the Fugitive (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the victories of David while a fugitive. A victory against the Philistines regarding sustenance, a victory over Saul regarding conscience, a victory over Saul regarding patience, and a victory over the Amalekites regarding negligence. Readings: 1 Sam 23:1-6, 24:1-22, 26:1-25, 30:1-31. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam…

The Failures of David the Fugitive (33 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the fugitive years of David and draws lessons from his various failures in connection with Ahimelech the priest, King Achish of Gath, and Nabal the husband of Abigail. Reading: 1 Sam 21:1-15, 22:9-23, 25:1-44. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord…

David in the Cave of Adullam (41 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the experience of David in the Cave of Adullam, when he fled from the jealous persecution of King Saul. A great company of people came to him, who were discontented, in debt and distressed and David became a captain over them. Reading: 1 Sam 22:1-5. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory…

David Slays Goliath the Champion of the Philistines (30 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the contest between David and Goliath. The fear that prevented victory, the faith that gained the victory, and the fruit that came from victory. Reading: 1 Sam 17:1-58. (Recorded in Scotland – the quality of this recording isn’t great, but we have included it to ensure this sermon series is complete) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 –…

The Lord Looks On The Heart (36 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the selection and anointing of David, the shepherd boy, to be the King of Israel. The lesson is, “The Lord does not look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” Reading: 1 Sam 16:1-23. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer:…

Why Saul Was Rejected as King of Israel (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on how Saul was tried and tested by God in the early years of his reign. Saul’s reaction to God’s testing – impatience, disobedience and failure – led to God’s rejection of him as King. Reading: 1 Sam 13:1-15:34. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer:…

King Saul…If Only (33 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on three chapters about Saul, the disappointing disobedient King in 1st Samuel: signs from the Lord (Ch 10), triumph in the battle (Ch 11) and blessing despite disobedience (Ch 12). Reading: 1 Sam 10:1-12:25. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped…

Make Us A King Like the Other Nations (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the request of Israel for a King to judge them, lead them and fight their battles, so that they could be like the Gentile nations around them. Reading: 1 Sam 8:1-9:27. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us 1…

Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us (35 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the return of the ark to Israel from the land of the Philistines and the subsequent spiritual revival of the nation under Samuel the prophet. Reading: 1 Sam 6:1-7:13. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us 1 Sam 8-9…

Ichabod: The Glory is Departed (36 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the defeat of Israel by the Philistines (and the loss of the ark) under three headings: the delusion under which Israel laboured, the death which they endured, and the departure which they suffered. Reading: 1 Sam 4:1-5:12. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto…

The Call of Samuel (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the early years of the life of Samuel the prophet. Conditions in Shiloh, the character of Samuel, and Samuel’s call. Readings: 1 Sam 2:11-21, 3:1-21. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us 1 Sam 8-9 – Make Us A…

The Home of Samuel – Character, Crisis and Consecration (38 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) introduces a series of sermons on 1st and 2nd Samuel, and expounds events in 1 Samuel Ch 1, dealing with the character, crisis and consecration in Samuel’s childhood home. Reading: 1 Sam 1:1-28. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the Lord Helped Us 1…