Brian Yeager's Outlines
I Samuel Outlined
As an introduction text read I Samuel 2:30
I. Samuel the Last Judge (1:1 to 8:22)
A. Elkanah and his two wives (1:1-3) Two wives was not what the Lord had in mind for manMatthew 19:3-9 and I Corinthians 7:2
1. One wife, Hannah, was childless (1:2)

2. Elkanah went yearly to worship at Shiloh (1:3)

3. Eli was high-priest and his two sons served as priests (1-3)
 

B. Birth of Samuel (1:4-28)
1. Distress of Hannah (l:4-8)
  a. Elkanah tried to comfort Hannah (1:4-5)

b. Elkanah's other wife provoked Hannah (1:6)

c. Each year at Shiloh Hannah's bitterness grew (1:7-8)
 

2. Hannah's prayer for a son (1:9-18)
  a. Eli sat upon a seat at the tabernacle (1:9)

b. Hannah's vow (1:10-11)

c. Hannah's silent prayer (1:12)

d. Rebuke of Eli (1:13)

e. Hannah's explanation (1:14-16) The Aposltes were charged as being drunk falselyActs 2:13-17

f. Eli's blessing (1:17-18)
 

3. A son is born (1:19-23)
  a. Hannah names the child Samuel (1:20)

b. Hannah keeps the child until he is weaned (1:21-23)
 

4. Samuel is "lent" to the Lord (1:24-28)
C. Samuel in service at the tabernacle (2:1 to 3:21)
1. Hannah's thanksgiving (2:1-11) Notice Verse 2.  God is our Rock Psalms 18:2;31;46, 92:15 and Luke 6:47-49

2. The wickedness of the sons of Eli (2:12-17)

3. Samuel was a good servant (2:18-21)

4. Eli rebukes his sons (2:22-26)

5. A prophecy against Eli and his house (2:27-36)

6. There was no revelation from God (3:1)

7. The call of Samuel (3:2-10)

8. God tells Samuel of the coming destruction of Eli's house (3:11-18) This is what occurs when a man does not rule his house according to the LordJoshua 24:15

9. Samuel recognized as a prophet of God (3:19-21)
 

D. The Philistines defeat the nation of Israel (4:1 to 6:21) The Philistines were descendants of Ham I Chronicles 1:8-12The Hebrews were from Shem I Chronicles 1:24-27
1. Philistines win the first battle (4:1-2)

2. Israelites bring the ark of the covenant from Shiloh (4:3-9) Verse 3 -Wrong answer.  Notice II Chronicles 15:2

3. Philistines win the second battle and take the ark (4:10-11)

4. Hophni, Phinehas, and Eli all die (4:12-18)

5. Phinehas' wife dies in childbirth (4:19-22)

6. The ark of the Lord in the house of Dagon (5:1-2)
 

a. The image Dagon falls on its face before the ark (5:3-5)

b. Philistines punished for keeping the ark of God (5:6-12)

c. Philistines return the ark to Bethshemesh (6:1-18)
 

7. Men of Bethshemesh punished (6:19-20)

8. Ark sent to Kirjathjearim (6:21)
 

E. Samuel's service as a prophet of Goa (7:1 to 8:22)
1. The ark in the house of Abinadab twenty years (7:1-2)

2. Samuel calls on Israel to repent of idolatry (7:3) Luke 13:3

3. Nation repents and is gathered to Mezpeh for renewal (7:4-8)

4. Philistines defeated and Israel liberated (7:9-12)

5. Samuel's circuit and teaching (7:13-17)

6. Samuel's corrupt sons (8:1-3)

7. Request for a king (8:4-5)

8. Samuel's protest and the Lord's directions (8:6-9) Israel wanted more than the Lord thought they needed

9. Samuel warns about abuse of power (8:10-18)

10. The people insist and a king is granted (8:19-22)
 

II. Reign of Saul (9:1 to 24:22)
A. Discovery and anointing of Saul (9:1 to 11:15)
1. Description of Saul (9:1-2)

2. Saul could not find his fatherís asses (9:3-10)

3. Saul seeks a prophet (Samuel) to help him (9:11-14)

4. Samuel identifies Saul and invites him to a meal (9:15-24)
 

a. God speaks to Samuel about Saul (9:15-17)

b. Samuel tells Saul he it to become the Captain of all Israel (9:18-20)

c. Saul protests his humble situation (9:21)

d. Samuel brings Saul into his house and feeds him (9:22-24)

e. Samuel confers with Saul about his duties (9:25-27)
 

5. Samuel anoints Saul, counsels him, and appoints him king (10:1-15)
  a. The anointing with oil (10:1)

b. Samuel gives Saul three signs to confirm his selection (10:2-6-7)

c. Saul to meet Samuel at Gilgal (10:8)

d. Saul is a changed man and prophesies (10:9-13)

e. Saulís conversation with his uncle (10:14-15)
 

6. Saul inaugurated king over Israel (10:16 to 11:27)
  a. Some honored Saul (10:16)

b. Others despised him (10:17)

c. Victory over the Ammonites (11:1-15)

d. Nahash of Ammon invaded Jabesh-gilead (11:1-3)

e. Saul leads a great army to victory over the Ammonites (11:4-11)

f. Enemies of Saul rejected (11:12-13)

g. The kingdom renewed at Gilgal (11:14-15)
 

B. Samuelís farewell address (12:1-25)
1. Samuelís integrity as judge (ruler) over Israel (12:1-5)

2. People reminded of their unfaithfulness (12:6-15)

3. Thunderstorm given as a sign that God was with Samuel (12:16-19)

4. Samuel commends them to the mercy of God (12:20-25)

C. The early reign and rejection of Saul (13:1 to 15:35)
1. War with the Philistines (13:1-23)
  a. Jonathan, son of Saul, attacks a Philistine garrison (13:1-4)

b. Under Philistine attack, Saul holds up at Gilgal (13:5-7)

c. When Samuel did not appear, Saul offered a sacrifrice (13:8-10)

d. Samuel arrives and condemns Saul (13:11-15) NoticeActs 13:22

e. Saul at Gibeah; the Philistines encamp at Michmash (13:16)

f. Philistines raided Israelite villages (13:17-18)

g. The Philistines denied Israel weapons of war (13:19-23)
 

2. The battle of Michmash (14:1-52)
  a. Jonathan and his armor bearer slip out of the camp (14:1-3)

b. Jonathan and his armor bearer kill 20 Philistine soldiers (14:4-18)

c. Saul and his men join in the rout of the Philistines (14:19-23)

d. Saulís rash order to not eat and its consequence (14:24-32)

e. The people are fed (14:33-35)

f. Jonathan spared (14:36-46)

g. Saul defeated all his enemies (14:47-52)
 

3. Saul sins and is rejected as king (15:1-33)
  a. Saul sent to utterly destroy Amalek (15:1-5)

b. Amalek defeated, but not totally destroyed (15:6-9)

c. Samuel announces Godís rejection of Saul (15:10-23)

d. Repentance of Saul (15:24-31)

e. Samuel kills Agag of Amalek (15:32-33)

f. Samuel and Saul estranged (15:34-35)
 

D. David anointed to be king in Saulís stead (16:1-13)

E. Latter portion of Saulís reign (16:14 to 17:58)

1. Saulís malady soothed by Davidís music (16:14-23)

2. Another battle with the Philistines (17:1-58)
 

a. Army of Saul set in array against the Philistine army (17:1-3)

b. The challenge of the giant Goliath, a Philistine hero (17:4-11)

c. David hears Goliathís boast (17:12-27)

d. David offers to accept Goliathís challenge (17:28-37) Faith brings victoryI John 5:4

e. David kills Goliath and Israel defeats the Philistine army (17:38-54)

f. Saul takes a renewed interest in David (17:55-58)
 

3. Saul hates David and seeks to kill him (18:1 to 20:42)
  a. Jonathan and David become close friends (18:1-4)

b. David given command of the army and gains many victories (18:5-9)

c. Saul in a fit of jealously attempts to kill David (18:10-11)

d. Saul assigned David to an outpost (18:12-16)

e. Saul attempts to have David killed by the Philistines (18:17-27)

f. David marries the daughter of Saul (18:28)

g. Continued hatred of Saul for David (18:29-30)

h. Saul tells Jonathan and his servants to kill David (19:1-3)

i. Jonathan seeks reconciliation between Saul and David (19:4-7)

j. Saul makes several attempts to kill David (19:8-24)

k. David consults with Jonathan (20:1-10)

l. Jonathan sends David away (20:11-42)
 

4. Saul seeks to kill David while David is banished (21:1-15)
  a. David and his men given hallowed bread at Nob (21:1-7)

b. David given Goliathís sword by Ahimelech (21:8-9)

c. David feigns madness at Gath (21:10-15)
 

5. David continues to escape (22:1-23)
  a. David retires to the cave of Adullam (22:21-2)

b. David arranges with Moab for his mother and father (22:3-4)

c. David goes to the forest of Hareth (22:5)

d. Saul complains about Jonathan and David (22:6-8)

e. Saul confronts Ahimelech for giving David bread (22:9-16)

f. Saul commands 85 priests to be killed (22:17-19)

g. David learns of the slaughter from Abiathar, a priest (22:20-23)

h. David defends Keilah against the Philistines (23:1-6)

i. David leaves Keilah to escape Saul (23:7-13)

j. David lives on a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph (23:14-15)

k. Jonathan visits David at Ziph (23:16-18)

l. Saul pursues David from Ziph to Jeshimon to Maon then turns away for a battle (23:16-29)
 

6. David spares Saulís life (24:1-22)
III. End of Saul's life (25:1 to 31:13)
A. Nabal dies and David marries his widow, Abigail (25:2-44)
1. David asks Nabal for provisions for his little army (25:1-9)
  a. Samuel dies (25:1) 2. Nabal refuses the request and returns an insult (25:10-11)

3. David decides to punish Nabal (25:12-13)

4. Abigail, the wife of Nabal, appeases David (25:14-35) 25:28 - The Lord is with His peoplePsalms 23:1-6

5. Nabal dies and David marries Abigail (25:36-44)

B. David spares Saulís life a second time (26:1-25)

C. David escapes to the land of the Philistines (27:1 to 28:2))

D. The Philistines war with Israel (28:3 to 30:31)

1. Saul goes to the witch of Endor (28:4-25) 28:6-7 Saul fails with God and tries "other ways".  What does God think of this "other way"?  Galatians 5:19-21

2. The Philistines press the war with Israel (29:1-11)

3. The Amalekites ravage Ziklag (30:1-2)

4. David recovers his property and wives (30:3-31)

E. Saul and his sons are killed in a battle with the Philistines (31:1-13)


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