No 3. THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. The Covenant… (agreement) Between God and David.

This covenant affects not only David but the whole history of humanity, especially the part that is yet to come. From the time of this Covenant, the Jews always believed that the Messiah (Jesus) would come through the Davidic Line. The prophets affirmed it in such passages as ISA 11:1 and JER 23:5. Also, according to such prophesies, the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary; concerning Jesus: “HE SHALL BE GREAT AND SHALL BE CALLED THEContinue reading “No 3. THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. The Covenant… (agreement) Between God and David.”

No 2. THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. David’s Severe Grief.

When we look back on David’s life, we see that he made some wrong choices, choices that resulted in years of grief and pain.  We have seen some of the consequences of his sin in his own life and the lives of others. Today we are addressing not so much the guilt of his sin but rather the grief he suffered as a consequence. The loss of Saul and Jonathan caused deep grief for himContinue reading “No 2. THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. David’s Severe Grief.”

No 1. THE BOOK OF 2ND SAMUEL. David’s Kingly Reign.

SECOND SAMUEL IS THE BOOK OF KING DAVID’S REIGN. INTRODUCTION: The book covers forty years when David reigns as King, immediately after Saul’s death. King David reigned in Hebron over Judah for seven years and six months. Then in Jerusalem, he reigned over all of Israel and Judah for thirty-three years. David is the real founder of the Monarchy. He was the organizer of Israel’s religious worship: the pre-eminent Hero-Ruler and Poet of his people.Continue reading “No 1. THE BOOK OF 2ND SAMUEL. David’s Kingly Reign.”

THE BOOK 6 OF Ist SAMUEL. The Two Sauls.

SAUL AND SAUL! A CONTRAST! There are two Sauls in the Bible, one in the Old Testament and the other in the New Testament. The first mentioned in the old testament was Saul, the son of Kish, chosen by Israel as their first 👑 king. The second was Saul who became the Apostle Paul. One stood head and shoulders above his fellows “Physically.” The other stood above his fellows “Spiritually.” Both men make a strikingContinue reading “THE BOOK 6 OF Ist SAMUEL. The Two Sauls.”

THE HEART OF JESUS!

“HOW OFTEN WOULD I, AND YOU WOULD NOT?” These are the words of Jesus found in Luke 13:34. We are at the end of the calendar year; Christmas is over now. How have you felt after the experiences of these past years, 2021-22? It has not been easy, has it? Many people failed their resolutions and felt a sense of discomfort. Maybe we haven’t blatantly sinned, but we refused the high and heavenly calling. GodContinue reading “THE HEART OF JESUS!”