II Samuel 5-9: The rise of David.

May 5, 2015. Daily Reading: II Samuel 5-9. Background: II Samuel 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 David crowned king over all Israel and Judah: In the opening chapters of II Samuel, we saw that there was a lot of confusion and civil war that broke out after the death of King Saul and his sons….

I Samuel 7-10: Israel demands a king.

March 24, 2015. Daily Reading: I Samuel 7-10. Background: I Samuel 1-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 Fear and obedience: In the previous chapter, the ark of the covenant was returned to Israel from the Philistines due to the hand of the Lord being heavy on the Philistine cities that kept the ark. Though there was…

Three choices that shaped history.

June 13, 2014. I was listening to a couple of sermons lately and I have seen some research that says that messages that make points using lists are typically favored by audiences, as indeed I enjoy lessons as such, so I want to start incorporating this into some of my posts. I have a few…