Revelation 3:19. Jesus disciplines those whom he loves. This motivates us to repent. He promises us eternal reward if we trust in him and are victorious.
2 Samuel 24. The final chapter of 2 Samuel closes the narrative with stunning lessons about sin, about repentance, and about the Lord’s mercy.
Colossians 2:15. Christ conquers death and all evil powers, but he does so through a stunning reversal.
2 Samuel 23:8-39. David’s mighty men serve as monuments of the greatness of David’s reign. But they also point believers today to the God who strengthens his people to do mighty acts for his glory.
2 Timothy 4:7. Anyone can begin a race. How will you finish?
Titus 3:5. This short text gives the Gospel in a nutshell.
2 Samuel 22:1-51. David’s song of praise forms a summary of God’s work in his life.
Romans 10:2. Zeal without knowledge is marked by arrogance and a reliance on man’s rules. Zeal with knowledge is marked by humility and obedience to the Lord.
2 Samuel 21. Saul’s past comes to haunt his descendants, while David’s past gives evidence of continued blessing.
Matthew 26:48. What are we to make of Judas’ betrayal and Jesus response?
2 Samuel 20. David has just begun his return to Jerusalem, and another rebellion commences and is suppressed. What is happening in Israel? And how are we today to respond to the chaos in our lives?
Acts 1:18. Judas received justice for his treachery.
2 Samuel 19:9-43. David’s return to Jerusalem is marked by a series of courtiers: some loyal, some sycophantic. David’s left to sort through it all.
1 Corinthians 1:19. God’s wisdom demonstrated through the cross of Jesus Christ is the antidote to disunity.
2 Samuel 17:24-19:8. God rescues David from Absalom’s rebellion, but he does so using an unpleasant deliverer and a difficult task. (sermon recording begins at the 12:00 minute mark)
2 Samuel 16:1-17:23. Absalom’s rebellion is increasing in strength, yet God demonstrates his faithfulness to David in unique ways.
Romans 16:18. Paul warns his readers to watch out for divisive influences both within and without the church.