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.”
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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!”
JESUS IS THE ANSWER!
HE IS CHRIST JESUS! EMMANUEL, GOD IS WITH US! Please read Matt 1:16, 21,23. All around today, there is disillusionment and unrest of the soul. People have lost sight of who Jesus is. He is “God with us.” He is the only answer to man’s most profound need. In the first chapter of Matthew, Jesus has the title “CHRIST” That title (Greek Christos) is, of course, the New Testament correspondent to the Old Testament. “MESSIAH”Continue reading “JESUS IS THE ANSWER!”
THE BOOK 5 OF SAMUEL. Saul seeks a Medium at Endor.
HIS DEADLY DEMISE. The last tragic act in the sad drama of Saul’s decline is found in Chapters 28-31 of Samuel. Please read it for yourself. SAUL’S downgrade course ends with a visit to the Witch of Endor; he becomes a man of WEAKNESS and a DESOLATE heart. Here’s a man who once received counsel from Heaven; however, at this point, he now sought the underworld for knowledge of his future, though it was previouslyContinue reading “THE BOOK 5 OF SAMUEL. Saul seeks a Medium at Endor.”