1 Samuel For You (God's Word For You Series)
God's Word For You These flexible studies of Bible books will appeal to a wide range of readers, from new Christians to pastors. Tim Chester provides a clear guide to the content of each book, with an emphasis on devotional...
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God's Word For You
These flexible studies of Bible books will appeal to a wide range of readers, from new Christians to pastors. Tim Chester provides a clear guide to the content of each book, with an emphasis on devotional reflection and practical application. He also includes notes for those in teaching roles.
1 Samuel is a book of barrenness and battles, kings and schemes, shepherds and giants. It recounts the history of Israel as it moved from no king, to the king it demanded, to the king God knew his people needed. But its greatest excitement lies not in the events and characters, but in the person they all point to. 1 Samuel presents us with a wonderful picture of Jesus. Seeing him in and through this Old Testament book enables us to see him with fresh colour and texture, and see afresh what it means for us to follow him today as our Ruler and Rescuer. 1 Samuel is a book about ancient times, that speaks directly into ours. Written for people of every age and stage, from new believers to pastors and teachers, 1 Samuel For You can be used to: * READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, exciting and equipping you to live out the truth in your life. * FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God's word. * LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying 1 Samuel as you preach or lead a Bible study. Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is... 1 Samuel For You 1 Samuel For You can be used alongside Choose your king, Tim Chester's Bible study resource for small groups and individuals. Tim Chester is Director of the Porterbrook Seminary and a pastor in the Crowded House church network in Sheffield, England.
Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK, and is a faculty member at The Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and is founder and co-director of the Porterbrook Seminary, a college-level theological training and ministry institute. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College.
Tim is the author of over thirty books of theology and history, ranging from the popular to the specialised, including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (Inter-Varsity Press); From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (Inter-Varsity Press); Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch); The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (Inter-Varsity Press); and You can change: God's transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions (Inter-Varsity Press).
Tim is co-author of The Gospel-Centered Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (Inter-Varsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides.
Tim is married to Helen, and they have two daughters.