2 Samuel: David under the blessing?
2 Samuel tells the story of the reign of Israel’s greatest ruler in King David. During this period the nation of Israel was at its strongest with God’s blessing and presence amongst his people seeming to be fully established. The Ark of the Covenant, and therefore God’s presence, being established in Jerusalem is a crucial part of this story together with the specific covenant God made with David. In this series we will look at the first half of 2 Samuel and what these blessings reveal about God and his relationship with his people ahead of a later series looking at the second half of 2 Samuel and the darker theme of ‘David under the curse’.
|7 September||David mourns for Saul and Jonathan||2 Samuel 1||Anita Ferrero|
|14 September||Civil War and Murders||2 Samuel 2-3||Ruth Henson|
|21 September||David firmly established as King over Israel||2 Samuel 4-5||Luke Wickings|
|28 September||The Ark brought to Jerusalem||2 Samuel 6||Stephen Kuhrt|
|5 October||United Harvest Service||Carolyn Lucas|
|12 October||God’s Covenant with David||2 Samuel 7||Becky Mills|
|19 October||Freedom Sunday||Emily Chalke|
|26 October||Israel’s blessings established||2 Samuel 8-10||Katy Loffman|