Ephesians 3:8. God shows his favour to his people by sending messengers to preach the gospel.
2 Samuel 7. God shows his great faithfulness to his people through his covenant with David.
Luke 15:25. Jesus’ parable teaches of a distant son and a sinner restored.
2 Samuel 6. David brings the ark to Jerusalem, and in so doing, learns about both holiness and joy.
Hebrews 12:22. Jesus is better than Sinai or Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 5. God fulfils his promise to David and gives him a kingdom, a city, and a victory.
Matthew 7:1-2. Christians are to judge justly, using a righteous scale both for themselves and for others.
2 Samuel 4. The beginning of David’s reign is filled with violence. This shows us that men are wicked. But there is hope: God is just.
Revelation 6:7-8. Christ’s reign over all things demonstrated in the midst of judgment.
2 Samuel 2-3. David assumes the throne, but the nation is plunged into chaos.
Luke 19:22. The parable of the stewards points all people to God as the sovereign master.
2 Samuel 1. We return to our series on 1&2 Samuel. The story begins with a fatal deception and a woeful lament.
Job 33:28. Elihu’s speech to Job reminds us to hope in the Lord.
John 3:36. Belief brings life, but unbelief brings wrath.
1 Peter 3:18 and 1 Peter 1:3. Jesus suffered for sins, but God raised him to life.
Hebrews 9:27. God won’t let us rebel forever.
Isaiah 40:26. The Lord calls his people to look around them to see his great power. This leads to their remembering that he holds all power and strength, and he will accomplish his plan.
Revelation 4:11 and Romans 3:10-12. In our first Sunday in the ‘Two Ways to Live’ series we see the first two essential truths of the gospel: God is the creator king, and man has rebelled against that king.
Matthew 27:4. Judas’ wordly sorrow over sin provides a warning on the nature of true repentance.
1 Samuel 31. Saul finally receives the consequences of the promised curses on his dynasty.