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.
2 Samuel 15. Absalom shows his true nature and overthrows his father’s kingdom.
2 Corinthians 2:6. Discipline is to be restorative rather than retributive.
2 Samuel 14. David continues to experience the fallout of his sin with Bathsheba, and there are troubling signs in his relationships with Absalom.
Luke 1:46-49. Mary’s song gives an example of submission to God’s plan producing joy.
Psalm 100. Psalm 100 shows believers not only how to rejoice, but also why they can rejoice.
John 10:14-15. Jesus shows that he is the fullest example of the shepherd in Psalm 23.
Psalm 23. David’s psalm points believers to the shepherd’s care, the shepherd’s guidance, and the shepherd’s grace.
Luke 15:17-21. Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son gives believers a pattern of what repentance looks like.
Psalm 32. David’s Psalm of repentance gives believers significant insight into how they should think of repentance themselves.
Ephesians 1:4. Before he formed the world, God chose us in Christ as a people for himself.