2 Samuel: David under the blessing?

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