Samuel

Men Behaving Badly – Boys Will Be Boys

2 Samuel 4 The story so far… 2 Samuel 3:1 “The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.” Divine providence… 2 Samuel 4:9 “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble” God will definitely…

Men Behaving Badly In The Kingdom

Who’s Who King David Attempting to shift from his ‘outlaw’ lifestyle to reunifying the northern and southern tribes under his leadership. Abishai & Asahel Brothers to General Commander Joab. Asahel is killed prematurely in battle by Commander Abner. This is never forgotten by both Abishai & Joab who organise a mafia-style execution of Abner. Michal Michal is daughter of Saul, and promised…

The Christ Must Suffer

1 Samuel 26 The background (chapter 21-25): Saul is growing increasingly crazy David is on the run, hides from Saul rather than fight him David has the chance to kill Saul and passes it up Saul goes hunting David in the mountains (vs 1–7). David’s chance to kill Saul Option 1: Kill Saul, take the throne. Option 2: Trust God to deliver…

The Mission Of The King

What does God think of our failure to heed his word if we have kept all the religious ceremonies? God’s clear command … wipe them off the face of the earth … A long and violent history Firstly – not the desire of a sinful power hungry human leader. Secondly- God’s perfect, just and righteous judgement. Saul’s rejection by God The camp…

The Search For A Saviour

Ultimate political campaign slogans –    “in your heart you know he is right” –    “in your guts you know he’s nuts”. –    “Peace and Prosperity,” “A king like all the other nations.” God chooses a leader 1 Sam 9:15 1 Sam 9:16 … anoint Saul as LEADER. … But the people want him to be King 1 Sam 10:24 The regulations of…