- 2 Samuel
2 Samuel 22-23
What song shall be sung at the end of David’s reign? A song of lament? Victory? The details of David’s own song point us to the most wonderous truths about the Kingdom of God as we seek The King worth following.
2 Samuel 21
A King’s Compassion Discussion Question This is copied from the BOM website issued 7th August 2019: The 31 months from January 2017 to July 2019 has been the driest on record averaged over the Murray-Darling Basin (32% below the 1961-1990 average), as well as over the northern Murray-Darling Basin (38% below average) and for the … Continue reading 2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 24
The Problem With This King Discussion Question What has 2 Samuel taught you about Jesus? Background (Context) Chapters 21 to 24 are the epilogue to the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. David’s son in Chapter 22 resembled Hannah’s song of 1 Samuel 2. While we’ve watched David ride into battles to defeat the enemy, … Continue reading 2 Samuel 24
2 Samuel 19:9-20:26
Absalom’s rebellion has failed but the kingdom of David has more cracks forming. Despite the double-mindedness of people, David is able to show kindness yet again.
2 Samuel 18:18-19:8
The good news of victory needs to be taken to David. This victory involved the death of David’s son. The news creates a problem for David’s kingdom – is it good news or tragic? The gospel is both.
2 Samuel 16:15-18:18 – A King’s Son
Discussion Question Would you describe yourself as a friend of Jesus? How do you recognise a friend? Background (Context) David’s house is in turmoil. Everything went pear-shaped after David’s sin with Uriah’s wife. David has fled from his own palace because his son, Absalom, has risen up to take the kingdom from David. Ahithophel was … Continue reading 2 Samuel 16:15-18:18 – A King’s Son
2 Samuel 15:1-16:14 The King betrayed
After a few chapters of David misrepresenting God in His kingdom, we see the old David back again. Not as the conquering King but as the suffering servant.
2 Samuel 14 – A King’s Plans
Perhaps if there was a place in the bible where purgatory were taught, this chapter might be it – and the idea is condemned.
2 Samuel 13 – A King’s Legacy
“Vengeance is mine”, says the LORD. But what does it look like when the king does not get involved with evil but stands back and does nothing about it?
2 Samuel 12
A Forgiven King Discussion Question What has the grace of God taught you? Background (Context) A familiar pattern in the Bible is unfolding again in the book of 2 Samual. God gives and establishes something great, but the sinfulness of humanity puts a huge question mark over whether God can really succeed. Israel is in … Continue reading 2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 11
A Failed King Discussion Question “People never just sin. Sin is always the culmination of several ungodly thoughts rallied together to turn something that is actually terrible into something that is enticing – and then we take it.” Discuss. Background (Context) David is the king over Israel as God had decreed. He was chosen by … Continue reading 2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 10
A Despised King Discussion Question Is there anyone in the world that does not deserve the kindness of God? Background (Context) 2 Samuel Chapter 10 contains a few place names that we need some background information on. A good bible dictionary can really speed up research like this but remember that 99% of what we … Continue reading 2 Samuel 10