OT19 | NT Connection (October 26)

NT Connect: Luke 15:11-32 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 18-22 The Rebellious Son Have you ever been rebellious? If you answered honestly, you most likely answered emphatically: yes! This week we’ve read in 2 Samuel 18 about the tragic ending of David’s son Absalom. Absalom disgraced his father, rebelled against him, and attempted to dethrone him. … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (October 19)

NT Connect: 1 John 1:5-10 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 13-17 Forgiveness How far we’ve fallen since God’s covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7! Since that promise, David seduced Bathsheba and murdered her husband. Then, sin rushes through David’s family like a raging infection. One of his sons raped his own sister, and then another … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (October 12)

NT Connect: Luke 1:26-33 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 7-12 Covenant with David This week began with David feeling pretty good about life. God had brought him from being a lowly shepherd boy to the king of the nation of Israel. With God’s help, David had defeated his enemies. Last week, we read that David brought … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (October 5)

NT Connect: Matthew 22:41-46 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 2-6 The Anointed King This week in 2 Samuel 2-6, we saw David anointed at Hebron as King over all Israel. At this point, David has been anointed three times. First, he was anointed with the Spirit of the Lord (1 Samuel 16:13). Then, he was anointed … Continued