Sermon – God Behind it All (2 Sam 24)

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The closing scenes of David’s reign show the now familiar realism of saint and sinner.  He moves from despotic self-interest to a shepherd ready lay down his life for the sheep and the temple is foreseen in David’s altar.  God is revealed as unchanging in his justice and his mercy.

Read the Bible Text – 2 Samuel 24:1-25

– David Shead

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