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The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel

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The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel

Israel demands that Samuel (a prophet led by God’s Word) give them a king “like all the nations.” God tells Samuel to grant their request, though it means they are rejecting God’s kingship over them. The question that the books of Samuel are seeking to answer is: who, or what kind of man is fit to be king of Israel? It is not long before Israel’s first king, Saul, shows he is not fit to be Israel’s king, by failing to obey God’s word. God then directs Samuel to anoint David, a man after his own heart, to be king. Once David is established as king, God makes a covenant with him that his offspring would be as a son to God, and that God would establish the throne of his kingdom forever. The answer to the question: who is fit to be king of Israel has been answered by this incredible everlasting covenant made by God: David and his offspring. But later David fails and falls big: adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband. David confesses his sin and God forgives him but David’s sins and its consequences were enormously costly. The answer to the question: who is fit to be Israel’s king, would be, “well, David, but without sin. But how could such a king ever exist?” The answer to this question will have to wait for some future installment of God’s unfolding redemptive kingdom plan. But in the concluding four chapters, the author of Samuel leaves readers hope that God will fulfill his covenant with David with a greater “Anointed One” (Messiah).

July 5, 2020

Merciful & just

Speaker: Matt Eldredge Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 24:1–24:25

June 28, 2020

Where's your hope?

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:1–23:39

June 21, 2020

The king's song of thanksgiving

Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 22:1–22:51

June 14, 2020

Lord, I need you

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 21:1–21:22

June 7, 2020

Return of the king

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 19:1–20:26

May 31, 2020

An enemy & a king

Speaker: Matt Eldredge Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1–18:33

May 24, 2020

Like father, like son

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 13:1–14:33

May 17, 2020

A story about a Lamb

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1–12:31

May 10, 2020

David & Bathsheba

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1–11:27

May 3, 2020

Kindness of the King

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 8:1–10:19

April 26, 2020

God's promise

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1–7:29

April 19, 2020

Tremble before the Lord with rejoicing

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1–6:23

March 8, 2020

Who is your King?

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 2 Samuel 2:1–4:12

March 1, 2020

A King who gives

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 28:1–31:13, 2 Samuel 1:1–1:27

February 23, 2020

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:1–27:12

February 16, 2020

On the run

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 21:1–24:22

February 9, 2020

Where's your allegiance?

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1–20:42

February 2, 2020

Anointing the king

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1–17:58

January 26, 2020

Don't be a fool

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 13:1–15:35

January 19, 2020

Be careful what you ask for

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:1–12:25

January 12, 2020

Where is the glory?

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 14:1–7:17

January 5, 2020

Raising a prophet

Speaker: Pastor Greg Goostree Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:12–3:21

December 29, 2019

The birth of a Kingmaker & a Song for the King

Speaker: Matt Quintana Series: The God of Reversals: 1 & 2 Samuel Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11