Sermon – The Sceptre Comes to Judah (2 Sam 7:1-29)

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In the sermon King David demonstrates how to be successful as a king in Israel by obeying God fully.  He humbly and lavishly celebrates the presence of God as he brings the ark into the new capital of Israel.  Yet it is God who will bless David through his promise to build his “house” into an everlasting kingship bringing blessing to his people. David’s ensuing strength, wisdom and justice give prompt testimony to the faithfulness of God’s promises.

Read the Bible Text – 2 Samuel 7

– Dave Swan

Sermon – Battle Royale (2 Sam 2-5)

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In this sermon we hear about how Judah lays claim to David as their king while Saul’s crafty former general promotes his own puppet king.  Through brutal blood lusting battles, betrayal, murder and revenge, opportunists swirl around David. This is contrasted against David’s honourable actions as he becomes more and more powerful because the Lord almighty was with him.

– Dave Swan

Read the Bible Text – 2 Sam 2:1-5:16

Sermon – How the Mighty Have Fallen (2 Sam 1)

In the historical book of 2 Samuel from the Old Testament in the Bible, we enter the world of King David as he ascends to the throne of Israel as God’s chosen King. We see both his wisdom and foolishness, his pride and his humility, his amazing strength and hopeless weaknesses. We see a truly human leader who desperately needs the God who is with him.2 Samuel Artwork

This sermon shows that amidst the distress of Israel’s defeat and the death of their king, David does not seek to profit from the death of Saul his enemy. Rather, David’s public lament shows the depths of his love for Jonathan and respect for God’s anointed. We see David more concerned for the honour of Israel than his for his own honour, giving us hope of a good and humble king.

– Josh Ord

– Dave Swan

Read the Bible Text – 2 Samuel 1:1-27