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December 4, 2022 – 1 Chronicles 18, Psalm 60 – More on David’s Victories

1 Chronicles 18 restates generally what we read in 2 Samuel 8, and Psalm 60 was written expanding on these battles of King David, especially as they regard the defeat of Edom. The lesson is that when God “subdues” us, … Continue reading

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November 27, 2022 – 2 Samuel 8 – David’s Victories

This chapter recounts David’s victories over Israel’s surrounding enemies and gives us a picture of Christ’s subduing of our willful flesh and old nature. The companion Psalm 60 was written about these battles, especially David’s victory over Edom. Notes on … Continue reading

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November 13, 2022 – 2 Samuel 7:12-16 – Another look at David’s Promised House

This week we take a closer look at God’s promise to David, the ‘Sure Mercies of David’ and the prophecy’s fulfillment in Christ the Messiah. Notes on the Everlasting Promise to David

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November 6, 2022 – 2 Samuel 7:1-29 – God Refuses David’s Offer to Build Him a Temple

David’s desire to build God a Temple is postponed until the reign of his son Solomon. David cannot be the builder because he is a man of war, and the Temple would be a place of peace. Notes on 2 … Continue reading

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October 23, 2022 – 2 Samuel 6 – David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem

King David wants to bring the Ark of the Covenant to his new capital city of Jerusalem. But he neglects to follow the instructions laid out in the Law for how to transport it, and tragedy results. Notes on 2 … Continue reading

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September 18, 2022 – 2 Samuel 5:17-25 – David Defeats the Philistines at Baalparazim

In a battle that foreshadows the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, God gives the Israelites victory over the Philistines when they hear the “sound of marching” in the rustling leaves of the baka = the “trees of weeping.” … Continue reading

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September 11, 2022 – 2 Samuel 5:1-16 – David Anointed King Over All Israel

The remaining tribes of Israel approach David to invite him to be king over them. He makes a “league” or covenant with them and is anointed for a third time, cementing his rule. Then he takes the citadel of Jerusalem … Continue reading

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