Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 25 2016

Week 15: 2 Samuel and the Psalms

David, the Singer, Shepherd, King....put words to his heart cry for God. and God heard. May we do likewise!

Though the collection of the Psalms span nearly 1,000 years, David is probably the most renown of the authors contributing to them. So we are placing them here chronologically beside 2 Samuel which gives account of David’s kingly life. The PsalmsĀ are representative lyrics of the heart’s response to God in various situations–the ups and downs. …

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Apr 17 2016

Week 14: 1 & 2 Samuel: David

David was a Shepherd, Singer, Song-writer and King. He also was an adulterer, murdered and liar. But God brought him back to Himself...."and on His shoulders laid me." He knew what it was to have God be his kindly shepherd!

Last week we looked at how all the onesies and twosie books lined up (ie., 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles). This week we will zoom in on the life of David, the first king over unified and expanded Israel. David really is a good example of what it is to be viewed through “grace-colored-glasses.” …

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Apr 09 2016

Week 13: 1 Samuel 1-15: Saul

Saul angry with young David and in a fit of rage tossing a spear in his direction

This week we are introduced to the puzzling Saul. In one scene he looks the good guy and in the next, we are left scratching our heads trying to figure out what in the world he was thinking. And so it is with me. I’m sure I have that same effect on others! Last week …

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