by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 56 I.         It is far too easy to read the stories in the Bible and not think about the feelings of the people involved.             A.        Joshua was chosen to follow Moses as leader of Israel, but he must have been very nervous – Joshua 1:2,9             B.        We think of the boldness of…

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by Ross Ward Text: I Samuel 13:14 The Story II Samuel 11:2-5 – sin with Bathsheba A time when Kings go to war Bathsheba was very beautiful David inquires about her David summons her Has a relationship with her A child is conceived Progression of sin Saw Dwelt on her Inquired about her Summoned her…

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by Ross Ward Text: I Samuel 17:32-37 David’s Faith David Overcame Vs. 33-35 – bear and lion 33 – a youth 34 – shepherding 34-35 – lion and bear take a lamb David caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him 37 – The Lord that delivered me… will deliver me out…

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A series of lessons presented by Ross Ward of Des Moines, Iowa, April 4-9, 2021 King Saul – An ‘I’ Problem Saul relies on his own will and ability, ultimately refused to accept responsibility for his actions (I Samuel 8-16) Jesus – Humble Servant King Jesus is King but not according to the world’s standards…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 34   I.         We usually think about the victories of David and see his life through that lens             A.        He defeated Goliath             B.        He won amazing battles over the Philistines             C.        He became king over all of Israel             D.        But we forget how difficult David’s life was reaching that point II.        The situation             A.        King Saul…

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Text: I Corinthians 1:26-29   I.         The armies of the Philistines and the Israelites faced each other across a valley – I Samuel 17:1-3             A.        With both armies camped on mountains, it became a standoff. Whoever attacked the other would be at a disadvantage.             B.        Thus, the Philistines sent out their champion issue a challenge and break the…

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Question: In I Chronicles 21, why was it a sin for David to take a census? Answer: “When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague…

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Question: I was preparing for a children’s class and came across an article you had written about the age of David when he took on Goliath and found it to be helpful. Thanks. I came upon your site by accident and glad it happened. I am an elder at a church of Christ. Our meeting…

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Question: Just a quick question, I’m curious as to what your thoughts are. Do you believe that Bathsheba had some scheme in mind or was just as guilty as David was by bathing where she could be seen? After all, she was on her own property and perhaps, did not realize that someone would be watching…

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