2 Samuel

Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

2 Sam 27

May 6, 10

2 Sam 24; David assumes responsibility for his failure as spiritual leader of Israel; the consequences of an improper census; David asks God to choose the discipline; God uses the death angel to bring about His righteous will; David builds an altar and offers sacrifices on what will become the Temple mount

2 Sam 26

Apr 29, 10

2 Sam 23; David’s last words and testament; he was cognizant the Holy Spirit was writing Scripture through him; 1 Sam 2:30; Acts 2:30; 2 Pet 1:19-20; 3:14-15; the biblical norm for the ruler of the nation; David’s list of mighty men

2 Sam 25

Apr 22, 10

2 Sam 22; a psalm of David; the poetry of the psalms

2 Sam 24

Apr 15, 10

 

2 Sam 23

Apr 8, 10

2 Sam 20:1-22; David tests Amasa’s loyalty; discontent of tribes in the North; Abishai- Davids’ go-to warrior; the pursuit of Sheba; Joab- a super patriot but treacherous and revengeful; the death of Amasa; the wise woman, a divine gift

2 Sam 22

Apr 1, 10

 

2 Sam 21

Mar 25, 10

2 Sam 18; the Battle of Ephriam Woods; Absalom’s army defeated; the death of Absalom and David’s grief

2 Sam 20

Mar 18, 10

2 Sam 17; Absalom seeks Hushai’s advice; deception in warfare; biblical principles regarding suicide

2 Sam 19

Mar 4, 10

 

2 Sam 18

Feb 25, 10

2 Sam 15: 1-37; Absalom’s deception to fulfill vow in Hebron, a ploy to destabilize David’s court; David flees Jerusalem as Absalom advances; David under discipline; God is faithful in the midst of our unfaithfulness

2 Sam 17

Feb 18, 10

2 Sam 14:9-33; Joab’s human solution; God’s plan provides for reconciliation; Absalom’s return to Jerusalem

2 Sam 16

Feb 4, 10

2 Sam13:23-14:8; consequences of David’s inaction; Absalom murders Amnon; meaning of “tore his clothes”; bad decisions result in bad options; Joab intervenes

2 Sam 15

Jan 28, 10

2 Sam 13:1-22; rape of Tamar; the problems of polygamy; specific rules of conduct in the Mosaic law; norms, standards, internal controls; David’s neglect of parental responsibility; sin nature patterns are passed down from parents to children, parents are therefore uniquely qualified to teach their children

2 Sam 14

Jan 21, 10

2 Sam 12:12-31; David acknowledges his sin; Ps 51; significance of fasting; how God answers prayer; Solomon derived from “reconciliation”; only God can turn cursing into blessing

2 Sam 13

Jan 14, 10

2 Sam 12:1-13; Nathan employs a diplomatic tactic that leads David to convict himself; 4-fold judgment on David

2 Sam 12

Dec 17, 09

2 Sam 11:6-27, conditioning oneself for promiscuity and adultery; David’s scheme to get Uriah killed makes him culpable for the death of many Jews; Uriah maintains his ritual cleanliness for battle; Joab’s complicity

2 Sam 11

Dec 3, 09

2 Sam 11:1-5; failures in life; God’s grace recovery from failures; David spiritual neglect results in devastating failures; Bathsheba’s connections to the David; adultery and consequences; human solutions to problems create new problems

2 Sam 10

Nov 19, 09

 

2 Sam 9

Nov 12, 09

2 Sam 8, 9,10 cf 1Chron 18, 19,20; David’s Transjordan and Syrian conquests; David honors his promise to Jonathan; providing for Miphibosheth

2 Sam 8

Nov 5, 09

 

2 Sam 7

Oct 29, 09

2 Sam 7:1-17; the meaning of “rest” in Israel; Davidic covenant; traditions of ancient eastern kings; building a house for the Lord and the motivation of David’s heart; God establishes David’s dynasty, Messianic reign

2 Sam 6

Oct 22, 09

2 Sam 6:1-23; moving the Ark, a ri9ht thing done in wrong way; misinterpreting God’s plan; David’s celebration emphasizes the spiritual victory; first music in Levite worship; reaction of Michal results in loss of blessing

2 Sam 5

Oct 15, 09

2 Sam 5:1-25; all Israel recognizes David as king; David continues to conquer the Canaanites in the Land; takes Jerusalem; biblical view of polygamy; problem of syncretism; God works incrementally n our lives to transform us; David inquires of the Lord and defeats the Philistines; angelic host preceded David into battle; 2 Kgs 6:11-17

2 Sam 4

Oct 8, 09

2 Sam 3: 17-4:12; human viewpoint maneuverings only create mess after mess; David called “King”; murder of Abner and Ishbosheth

2 Sam 3

Sep 24, 09

2 Sam 3:1-24; problem of multiple wives; Deut 17:17; getting caught up in the cultural norm; human viewpoint thinking; Abner splits from Ishbosheth and seeks alliance with David; recovering Michal and the problem of remarriage; Deut 24:1-4

2 Sam 2

Sep 17, 09

2 Sam 2:1-32; an uneasy path to the throne; Joab and Abner contest with unintended consequences

2 Sam 1

Sep 10, 09

2 Sam 1:1-27; review end of 1 Samuel; David learns of the death of Saul while residing in enemy territory; execution of the messenger sets an example of reverence for God’s anointed; David’s lament honors Saul and Jonathan