Presentation on theme: "Thru the Bible in 24 Weeks. Introduction The Bible contains stories of the greatest EVILS..... betrayals, revenge, deception The ultimate Prince of Deception."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction The Bible contains stories of the greatest EVILS..... betrayals, revenge, deception The ultimate Prince of Deception - Satan The Bible contains stories of the greatest GOOD..... miracles, achievements, courage The greatest sacrifice for you and me The crucifixion & resurrection Of Jesus Christ our Lord!
1 st & 2 nd samuel 10 th Century BC. Author: Unknown Picture of Saul, Samuel, & David 1 & 2 Samuel is 1 book in Hebrew Bible
1 & 2 Samuel Chapter Summary ChapterDescription 1 Samuel 1-4Transition from Judges to establishment of Monarchy 1 Samuel 4-7The Ark of the Covenant (taken by Philistines then returned) 1 Samuel 7-12Institution of Monarchy 1 Samuel 13-15Reign of Saul 1 Sam 16 – 2 Sam 5David’s Rise to Power 2 Samuel 5-9 David’s Successes: Jerusalem capital city, Ark/Yahweh reestablished 2 Samuel 10-24 David’s Failures: adultery, murder, sexual misconduct, violence Ch 10-20 Men Against David. Son, Absalom takes throne Ch 21-24 God’s Actions Against David, famine & plagues
Picture of History of the time Philistines were the main threat during period, oppressing Israel for 40 years (Philistines in 5 main cities) Philistines stole Ark of Covenant but ended up with plagues – returned it with 5 gold mice and 5 gold hemorrhoids Philistines defeated by Samuel, trouble for Saul, totally subdued by David People wanted king to fight enemies, even tho God fought their battles, winning while they were in fellowship with God – lost when not in fellowship with God People’s Willful Rejection of the Lord’s Rule over them
Samuel: Leader but not King Hannah barren, prayed; Samuel dedicated to God The last of the judges, prophet, priest Ark of Covenant captured by Philistines; plague; Ark not brought back to Israel until David’s reign Placed Israel’s 1 st king on the throne - Saul Anointed David (Read 2 Samuel 7: Davidic Covenant) See History of the establishment of Davidic Covenant Institution of the Monarchy (human king)
Saul : First King Showed early promise to be a good king – modest, direct, generous (until later in his years) Made David chief of soldiers; Jonathan’s best friend Disregarded God’s order to kill ALL Amalekites. He spared livestock & King Agag ( line of Haman – wait til Esther ) Turned against David and wanted David dead David found Saul in cave – spared his life (cut robe)
David: Goliath to 40-year King Just after Saul made king, 9’9” professional Philistine soldier, Goliath, against Israelites, wanted 1/1 fight, expectation was with Saul; but young boy, David, with 5 stones, took challenge, won Goliath’s sword and head. Why 5 stones? 1st, David was King of Judah then 7 years later, all of Israel, capital in Jerusalem, gave justice to all, poet, songwriter – wanted to build temple BAD! God said no, 2 Sam 12:10: “Sword shall never leave your house” David’s Household turns into a Disaster: Bathsheba affair, 1 st child died; had her husband killed, David’s son raped his daughter, son killed brother, son led rebellion against David with help of Ahithpoel (Bathsheba’s grandfather). Next week 1 Kings: Solomon, 40 year reign, builds Temple
FINAL THOUGHTS What sins do we have in our lives? What sins are passed on to our sons/daughters? David had many sins yet was a “Man after God’s own heart” God made covenant with David but would not allow David to build God’s house / temple. What blessings will we miss out on because of our disobedience?