Help Me Teach the Bible: Ryan Kelly on 1 Samuel

Nancy Guthrie | October 29, 2015


In this two-part episode of Help Me Teach the Bible I talk with Ryan Kelly, pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he recently taught through the book of 1 Samuel. Kelly calls 1 Samuel a “hinge book” between the time of the judges and the establishment of the kingship in Israel. Topics include:

  • The prayer of Hannah that extends beyond what has been revealed and provides a table of contents for the book
  • The problem with Israel’s desire for a king
  • David’s speeches in the David and Goliath story 
  • What Jonathan reveals about true conversion
  • Three decapitations
  • Warnings for us in the sin of Saul

Here are some additional audio resources you may find helpful on 1 Samuel:

For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible:


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