We take a look at the long and wild journey of Absalom, who was close to successfully overthrowing the reign of David in a coup. We focus in on the idea of justice – what is true justice in the kingdom of God?
Samantha Elliott visits us from a sister church to reflect on the forgiveness and redemption of David after David’s terrible sin with Bathsheba and Uriah.
In this passage, David commits horrendous acts. We take Bathsheba’s view of things and find that God has not forgotten or abandoned Bathsheba, Uriah, or others who have been victimized by the Davids of the world.
We continue our journey through 1 and 2 Samuel, finding this pivotal passage when God makes a new covenant with David. David is interested in building a temple for the Ark of the Covenant, but God is interested in something more.
We follow the Ark of the Covenant on its journey into Jerusalem and find that the God who dwells in the Ark is not a passive box being carried, but running the show. We are called to be humbled before God, to find our way into the will of God and not expect God to…
In today’s passage, David is anointed by the people as the king over all of the tribes of Israel, and he conquers Zion, establishing it as the City of David, Jerusalem. We highlight this momentous moment in Israel’s history, but we find that it is subverted by the text of 1 and 2 Samuel. We…
David and Goliath! The original. We see that what matters is whether the Lord is with you (not strength or odds or any other factors), and we find that our lives are to be shaped by the calling of God (and not any other factors).
We look at the anointing of David, reflect on his legacy, and see that we are called to build beautiful lives but hold onto them lightly, recognizing that all will be destroyed and remade by our creator.
Jon Seligman’s first ever sermon is a wonderful reflection on the relationship between David and Saul, especially the way that David continued to allow life and reputation for Saul despite Saul’s desire and attempts to kill David.
Israel asks for a king, rejecting God as their king, despite Samuel’s warnings about what a king will do.