2 Samuel 14

Introduction Do you remember last week's chapter? It was one of those chapters which we almost wish was not in the Bible, because it was one of those chapters which contains a shameful story from the history of Israel. In fact, there were two shameful stories, because firstly there was the story of Amnon, who … Continue reading 2 Samuel 14

2 Samuel 13

Introduction Last week the Lord sent the prophet Nathan to David to confront him about his sin with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. And do you remember the Lord's grace and mercy towards David? Though David deserved to die for his sins, the Lord spared him and let him continue to live as king. And … Continue reading 2 Samuel 13

2 Samuel 12

Introduction Here's a question for you: Which is stronger, David's sin or God's promise? Which is stronger or which will triumph over the other? David's sin or God's promise? We've seen David's sin, or perhaps I should say we've seen David's sins, because he committed multiple sins when he slept with Bathsheba; and when he … Continue reading 2 Samuel 12

2 Samuel 11

Introduction We have before us today the familiar story of David and Bathsheba. It's a familiar story, but it's a shocking story, isn't it? It's a shocking story, because nearly everything we have read about David in the past has impressed us. Yes, we know that he's an ordinary man, and from time to time … Continue reading 2 Samuel 11

2 Samuel 10

Introduction Last week we read about David's kindness to Mephibosheth, who was the last remaining son of Jonathan and the grandson of Saul. And do you remember what I said last week about the custom in those days for a new king to kill all the members of the old king's family. New kings didn't … Continue reading 2 Samuel 10

2 Samuel 09

Introduction Have you ever made a promise and been tempted to break it? Maybe you have broken it? Perhaps when you were young, you and a friend made a promise to one another, which -- at the time -- you fully intended to keep, about something you would do for one another in the future. … Continue reading 2 Samuel 09

2 Samuel 08

Introduction Do you remember what happened in chapter 7? David wanted to build a house, a temple, for the Lord, but the Lord sent the prophet Nathan to David to reveal what the Lord intended to do for David. David wanted to build a house, a temple, for the Lord, but the Lord was going … Continue reading 2 Samuel 08

2 Samuel 07

Introduction The last two chapters we've studied together have been about big ideas. In 2 Samuel 5, David was anointed king over all of Israel and he took up residence in Jerusalem. And the earthly city of Jerusalem foreshadowed the new, heavenly city of Jerusalem, the holy city, which we read about at the end … Continue reading 2 Samuel 07