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This podcast is dedicated to the cover-to-cover overview study of he entire Bible.

This podcast is dedicated to the cover-to-cover overview study of he entire Bible.
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This podcast is dedicated to the cover-to-cover overview study of he entire Bible.






II Samuel: King David, The Philistines And The Gates Of Hell

Listen-in to this lesson as we continue learning about king David's early years. God is greatly blessing David and greater Israel under him because David is God’s anointed king and his heart is for the Lord. Most importantly, he has proved that he truly desires to show his love and devotion through being obedient to God's will. Now that David has Jerusalem, he decides that this will be the capital of the nation of Israel and commences to have the king’s palace designed and built....


I Samuel: Saul's End: Consulting The Witch of Endor - David Rises to Become The Next King Over Judah and Israel

Join us as we will learn about the final fall of Saul and the beginning of the rise of David to replace him as king over Israel. We visit a most grievous “indulgence” of Saul’s, the consulting of a medium to contact the dead prophet, Samuel. Previously, we saw that Saul also used Samuel as sort of a “soothsayer” while he was alive. This problem of Saul’s – not consulting God, but other spirits – became even more amplified as his position as king was heading toward its final hours. Saul’s...


I Samuel: David vs. Goliath - Humanity, Designed in God's Image vs. Non-Human Entities Designed by The Fallen Angels

As with all Scripture content, the historical account of David and Goliath is pregnant with meaning that is deeper and wider than any of us could ever know in this lifetime. Yet, if we desire to truly understand as much as possible about God's purposes and plans, His mind and point-of-view, we are commanded to plumb the depths of Scripture to find the pearls of truth and gain wisdom. Join us as we continue discussing the transition in the monarchy from Saul to David and his confrontation...


I Samuel: More About Goliath and His Race - Produced By The Angels Who 'Left Their First Estate'

We continue in this lesson the discussion about David and the infamous Goliath. An abnormally large and strong man with six fingers on each hand. Why does the Bible make these facts clear? Why do these special attributes of the Goliath and those of his kind matter so much that the Bible speaks directly about them? We find that Goliath was not fully human as he was a descendant of the Nephilim – the fallen ones – which were not planned creations of God. They were specifically developed by...


I Samuel: Saul's Is Rejected as King Over Israel Because of His Severe Rebellion

God said this would happen. He warned the Israelites through Samuel that having any human king over Israel would not go well for them. It sure was turning out that way, and this was Israel's first king! It did not take long for Saul to sour and fall into rebelliousness against God. Continuing forward from the last lesson, we see Saul rebelling yet again. This time He does so in a major way that crosses the line of no return. Saul was to destroy all of the Amalekites, but he again decided to...


I Samuel: God Grants Israel Her Demand - Saul Is Selected As The First Human King of Israel

Listen-in as we continue to learn how God allows for the desire of the people of Israel and instructs Samuel to select and raise the first human king. The people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us". When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give them a king." Samuel has is orders, and as much as he is repulsed by what God is going to allow, he obeys. There was a man of the tribe of...


I Samuel: Rejecting God - Give Us A King Like All The Other Nations!

Through disorder and chaos and losing battle after battle, Israel realizes that they again need have a king, establish a monarchy, to reign over their debauched nation. A monarch affords a single point of national administration, law, justice and judgement. Wait a minute! Didn't they accept God as their King a long time ago ? Didn't they willingly enter an unbreakable covenant with Him as He was to be their King? They had a choice and they agreed to "elect" God as their King forever. But,...


I Samuel: God Allows The Philistines To Capture The Ark Of The Covenant

Join us in this lesson as we learn about an incident that involves the holy Ark Of The Covenant. We learn how God allowed the Philistines to actually defeat Israel AND take the Ark Of The Covenant - for a time, that is... God makes a very strong point to all who were involved and all who learn of this from His Word. So, tune in... "Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek. The Philistines deployed their...


I Samuel: From The Judges To The Kings: The Transition To The Monarchy of Israel

Continue along with us as we begin to learn about a major inflection point for the nation of Israel. The time of the Judges is waning as God prepares the transition to a monarchy. God begins to assign kings to rule over Israel. We are moving past the time of the judges into the time of the monarchy in Israel. The books of I and II Samuel, I and II Kings and I and II Chronicles map out this transitional and impacting period in the history of the nation. We begin our study with an...


Ruth: Six Measures of Barley - A Signal of The Coming Redemption for Ruth and Naomi

RU 3:15 He (Boaz) also said (to Ruth), "Bring me the shawl you are wearing and hold it out." When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and put it on her. Then he went back to town. RU 3:16 When Ruth came to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, "How did it go, my daughter?" Then she told her everything Boaz had done for her and added, "He gave me these six measures of barley, saying, `Don't go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.' " RU 3:18 Then Naomi said, "Wait, my...


Ruth: "Spread The Corner of Your Garment Over Me, Since You Are a Kinsman-Redeemer."

We begin this study at an important juncture. Ruth, as a Gentile under the tutelage of Naomi, is aware that the “corner” or hem a garment of an Israelite man has important and specific meaning within their traditions. In the Israelite society, the hem of a garment was a symbol of stature and authority. This is similar to the placing of a badge of honor on a sleeve or stripes on a uniform of a person in the modern day. Keeping this key fact in mind, join us as we see Boaz and Ruth begin a...


Ruth: Destined to Glean In The Fields of The Lord

As we move forward, we focus on Ruth. She is an almost destitute Gentile in need, that goes out as a gleaner of the fields to provide food for herself and her mother-in-law, Naomi. It “just so happens” that she finds herself working in the fields of a relative of Naomi, a man named Boaz. Boaz, who is lord of these fields, was one of the wealthiest landowners in the area of Bethlehem, and greater Judah. Why was Ruth directed by the Holy Spirit to go out to a field that the this particular...


Ruth: The Diamonds Of Redemption and Marriage In a Setting Of Devotion, Loyalty And Honor

The book of Ruth ties together and applies some of the key societal structures of the Israelites, such as the Laws of Gleaning, Redemption and Levirate marriage, and the pivotal concept of the "Kinsman Redeemer". Also, it is considered the ultimate love story, as the main characters of Ruth and Boaz display and effectively define pure, selfless devotion, loyalty and honor. Most importantly, it is the main book in the Old Testament that outlines the key concept and function of the church as...


Judges: The Implications of The Life and Times of Samson

Most of us know the basic story of Samson and dwell on the fact that God gave him superhuman strength. In this lesson we examine the full and rich life and times of this Judge of Israel. We examine what made him stand out so prominently in Israel's history, and the effects of his rather complicated and burdened life as a Judge of Israel. Samson's life has much for us today as well. We will do well to learn the details of it for a multitude of important reasons that apply to God's people...


Judges: The Special Nazarite Vow and The Judge Named Samson

As we move forward in our study of the book of Judges, we discuss the special status of the Nazarite vow. This special condition is defined in the book of Numbers: If a man wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite, he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink. He must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins. As long as he is a Nazirite, he must not eat anything that comes...


Judges: Gideon Prepares To Defeat The Midianite Army With Three Hundred Men

In this lesson, we continue learning about Gideon as chosen of God to save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Gideon is fearful, even as God sends an angel to bolster him, calling him a mighty warrior! Then, as Gideon goes to prepare an army from the many men camped among him, the LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. God has Gideon use some unlikely methods to eliminate all but three-hundred men to go up against the entire Midianite...


Judges: Who Were The Judges And How Did God Use Them To Influence Israel?

Join us as we learn more about the time of the judges and the personalities of these specially selected people. In this lesson, we begin to take a look at each individual and how they were used to influence Israel.


Judges: 'If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them' - Rejecting God As King, Israel Joins Themselves To The Heathen

Israel returns to rebellion. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. Even after witnessing God's unceasing care and provision and His strong hand, conquering their enemies, they decided to turn from Him. Since they rejected God, in those days Israel had no king. The result? Everyone did as each saw fit. Sin and chaos further darkened Israel's soul as they chose to serve the other peoples and their gods rather than the True God of Abraham, Isaac and...


Purposes and History: A Review of The Books Of Genesis Through Joshua

The Cover-To-Cover podcasts started at the “beginning of beginnings”, in the book of Genesis. Since then, we have covered a lot of Scriptural ground between Genesis and the book of Joshua. We're glad you joined us and hope you'll continue along, finding good value in our studies! We learned from God’s own Word and allowed it to teach us so much about the beginning of this universe and the creation of the earth and all that is in it. Everything He created was very good (more akin to...


Joshua: God Uses The Sun To Aid Israel in Battle Against Five Kings

Because God goes before them as they engage their enemies, the Israelites are fast becoming a military legend to the those dwelling in and around Canaan. The people called the Gibeonites also heard how Joshua destroyed both Jericho and Ai. What could they do to protect themselves from Israel? If you can't beat them, join them! They tricked Joshua and the Israelites into making a pact with them. They were able to get away with this, because Joshua and the people in their pride decided NOT to...