1 & 2 Samuel:

This series of messages is a verse by verse exposition of the book of 1 & 2 Samuel by Jess Whetsel,  a pastor at Kootenai Community Church. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. Click here for more teaching by Jess Whetsel.

Hannah’s Song of Praise and Thanksgiving (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

This text gives us a perfect picture of the Lord’s sovereign works in and through His faithful servant Hannah. It also reflects several of God’s Attributes in the outworking of His Sovereign plan for Israel. An exposition of 1 Samuel 2:1-10.

Hannah’s Vow Fulfilled (1 Samuel 1:21-28)

God has answered Hannah’s prayers and has blessed her with a son. Now after a period of 3 years, she takes her son Samuel to the Temple in Shiloh and offers sacrifices to the Lord and dedicates him for a lifetime of service, fulfilling her vow.

God’s Faithful Maidservant (1 Samuel 1:8-20)

Though Hannah was childless and vexed by the constant barrage and provocation by her rival, because of her barrenness, we see a vivid example of the Lord’s faithful maidservant who demonstrated humility and grace even in the midst of a difficult trial. An exposition of 1 Samuel 1:8-20.

The Godly Woman (1 Samuel 1:1-7)

This text is the beginning portion of an exposition of a godly woman named Hannah which means “Grace”. Hannah was a woman great of faith, who exhibits “grace” in pursuing God in her great desire for a child. Hannah is the main character of the first Chapter and half of Chapter 2 of I Samuel. | Download Shiloh Presentation (PDF 16.6MB)

An Introduction of 1st & 2nd Samuel (Selected Scriptures)

An overview of our new series into 1 & 2 Samuel by Pastor/Elder Jess Whetsel.

Jess Whetsel

Jess Whetsel


Jess Whetsel was born and raised in Northern California. He married his wife, Marcia, in 1965. They moved to Idaho along with their two children in 1977. Jess was saved in 1977 through the ministry of Southside Community Church, Cocolalla, ID.

Jess and Marcia were discipled one -on -one for three years using a Bible School curriculum. He then taught Sunday School, was involved in a Prison Ministry, Bible studies and discipleship. Jess was a cabinet maker by trade and when construction slowed down in 1983, he moved his family to Hayden Lake. He became a lay pastor in a local church there for 10 years.

After their two children were married, they moved back to the Sandpoint area. They began attending Kootenai Community Church in 2000. Jess has been active in teaching adult Sunday School, Bible Studies, and discipleship. Jess has been an elder since June of 2003.