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2 Samuel 22-24: Swansong

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel close with a final ‘song’ of David, revealing the dimensions of his understanding and relationship with God. God is his rock, and so David calls to him in the face of his enemies. God responds to David’s call, arriving in fearsome power — and yet he compassionately reaches out to save David. Ultimately, God relates to David on the basis of the righteousness gifted to him.

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2 Samuel 18-21: Disruption

The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 18-21, which tell of the disruption caused to God’s Kingdom by Absalom’s rebellion.

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2 Samuel 15-17: Absalom and David

The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 15-17, which tell of David’s increasing distress and also of his faith– all the while giving us insights into the mind of Christ.

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2 Samuel 13-14: Amnon, Tamar and Absalom

The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 13 and 14, which begin to tell of David’s experience of this family conflict.

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2 Samuel 11-12: David and Bathsheba

The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Chapters 11 and 12 tell the story of David and Bathsheba.

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2 Samuel 8-10

Having promised a dynasty and everlasting rule to David’s offspring, God also demonstrates his faithfulness his earlier promises. Israel is given peace on every side after David’s many military and political victories.

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2 Samuel 7

At the theological high point of King David’s rule, rather than David ‘blessing’ God, God promises blessing to David. For the greatness of God’s name, and the benefit of his people, God extends the covenant promises made to Abraham and Moses and declares that David’s offspring will rule God’s kingdom forever.

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2 Samuel 6

As the rule of David is established, the Covenant promises of God begin to all come together. God’s people are settled in God’s place, and now the blessing of God’s presence among his people is to be formalised.

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2 Samuel 5

Ness Hughes continues the narrative of 2 Samuel, looking at the installation of David as King of a united Israel– for the glory of God and the good of his people.

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2 Samuel 1-4

Ness Hughes continues the narrative of 1-2 Samuel, looking particularly at the immediate aftermath of the death of Saul. Already anointed by Samuel as Israel’s King, what will David do?