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David and Goliath

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2, Quarter 2, Lesson 1 In this lesson, David Capoccia contrasts the faithful and courageous response of David with the fearful and distrustful response of the Israelite army when facing Goliath’s brazen challenge. David Capoccia shows from the Scriptures that God promised to grant the Israelites victory by His own strength…

God Chooses David

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2 Quarter 1 Lesson 12 In this lesson, David Capoccia looks at the account of David’s anointing as king of Israel. David Capoccia investigates especially why God chooses David, and, by implication, why God chooses to bless and covenant with believers today.

God Rejects Saul as King

In this lesson, David Capoccia teaches on two major instances of disobedience in the life of King Saul: 1) Making a sacrifice contrary to God’s command and 2) Sparing the Amalekite king and choicest animals. David Capoccia explains the context and root of these sins and poses the following three questions for application: 1) Do…

Israel Rejects God as King

Answers Bible Curriculum, Year 2, Q1, Lesson 10 1 Samuel 8:1-22 In this lesson, David Capoccia examines the Old Testament background for the coming kingship of Israel versus the Israelite people’s demand for a king in 1 Samuel 8. Whereas the expectation for the Israelite king is overwhelmingly positive in God’s promises to Israel, the…

God Calls Samuel

Answers Bible Curriculum, Year 2, Q1, Lesson 9 In this lesson, David Cappoccia examines the theme of God’s opposition to the proud and exaltation of the humble.  God raises up Samuel, the son of Hannah, and judges Eli and his sons.