1 and 2 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel records the beginning of Israel’s monarchy. It presents the role Samuel filled as the prophet, priest, and judge for God’s people. When God’s people expressed their desire for a king, Saul was anointed by Samuel as Israel’s first king. When Saul turned away from God, David was waiting to succeed him as Israel’s second king. The book draws to a close with the death of Saul.

The Book of 2 Samuel records the anointing of David as king and reveals his long reign over Israel. As king, David experienced great military success while leading God’s people.His human failings, such as his sin against Bathsheba and her family, presented difficult days for his kingdom and his personal life. The eternal rule of the lineage of David is established, paving the way for the coming Messiah.

Note: The study text for this course is First and Second Samuel, a Living Word Commentary. This text is used temporarily by permission from ACU Press and will be replaced by a Truth for Today Commentary soon.

What comes with the course?

This 50-day course comes with everything you need. Should you need more time to complete this course, you can extend your course an additional 30 days. Click here to view some sample course materials.

Digital Book

A digital copy of the book First and Second Samuel by John T. Willis will be your teacher for the course, and it will be yours to keep after the course is over.

Five Study Guides

These will help you prepare for your tests by providing you with the key terms, concepts, people, and places to pay close attention to as you read.

Six Tests

Designed to help you rather than hinder you, each test consists of fifty questions taken from the assigned reading to ensure you understand what is being taught. The last test is comprehensive.

Reading Pace Guide

Stay on top of your reading schedule with your reading pace guide. This guide tells you which pages you need to read each day to finish the course in the desired time.