2 Samuel 20-24: The Twilight Years

Warren Wiersbe, author and preacher, captures the life of David in three words:  solider, singer and sinner.  Certainly this is descriptive of David’s life. And now we are coming to end as we observe King David’s final address and the passing of the crown to his son, Solomon before King David dies at age 70.  … Read more

2 Samuel 14 & 15: Standing on the Promises

2 Samuel 14 & 15:  Standing On the Promises: A strategy for riding out the storms of life. If you grew up a Southern Baptist in the 1950’s and 60’s you were familiar with the hymn, “Standing on the Promises”.  It was written in 1886 by Russell Carter, inspired by his time in the military. … Read more

2 Samuel 13: All in the family

2 Samuel 13: All In The Family I know each of you have faced storms in your life of all types. Sometimes we have caused the storm or we may be innocent victims caught up in another’s storm which has caused collateral damage in our lives and the lives of our family. The trouble can … Read more

2 Samuel 12: Restoration

2 Samuel 12: Restoration Verse 1 tells us it is the Lord who sent Nathan to confront David about his sin.  Certainly not an easy task to confront a powerful leader, but God has directed Nathan to do this. Nathan has a good relationship with David and is a godly counselor. I am sure Nathan … Read more

2 Samuel 11: Tempted by the fruit of another

2 Samuel 11: Tempted by the Fruit of Another “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then when desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1: 14,15.  Tempted by the fruit of another. Tempted but … Read more

2 Samuel 9, Part 2: When Nothing Else Could Help

2 Samuel 9, Part 2: When Nothing Else Could Help In last week’s lesson, the story of Mephibosheth’s encounter with King David, was a picture of God’s Grace.  This study led us to Ephesians 3:20, 21 which speaks of the immeasurable greatness of God who is able. Let’s pick up where we left off last … Read more

2 Samuel 7: ‘The Family Tree’

2  Samuel 7: The Family Tree In this chapter we meet a new person- Nathan. He is first introduced to us as a prophet. In the previous chapter we saw David and Israel enter a new era. It is interesting the oxen pulling the cart which held the Ark of the Covenant stumbled when they … Read more

2 Samuel 5B-6: The Devil is in the Details!

2 Samuel 5B-6: The Devil is in the Details! After David has been crowned King of all Israel, his first action was to establish his capital. David, guided by the Lord, selects Jerusalem for several reasons. As king of Judah, David had made Hebron his home. Meanwhile, Abner and King Ish-Bosheth had made Mahanaim their … Read more

2 Samuel 3-5a: The REigning king

2 Samuel: 3-5a:  The Reigning King “Therefore all the elders of Israel came to the king of Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron … Read more

2 Samuel 2: do as you promised

2 Samuel 2: Do as You Promised David’s Prayer:  “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, O God, You have spoken about … Read more


2 Samuel 1: Fallen “Therefore Saul took his sword and fell on it.”  When we were first introduced to Saul, he was described as the most handsome man in Israel and “head and shoulders” taller than any of the other people.  I Corinthians 10: 12 tells us:  “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take … Read more