Tag Archives: David

A Royal Scandal, 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Matthew 1:1-17

(This sermon was delivered during a Christmas in July service, in which we sang Christmas songs. Hope that clarifies a few things.) (Also, Trigger Warning: Discussions of Rape.) Merry Christmas in July, everybody! Today we get to talk about everyone’s … Continue reading

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An Everlasting Dynasty, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Being a wanderer of sorts, being rooted in one place has always been sort of a fantasy for me. I’ve never stayed in one place for very long. The longest I’ve ever lived in one place was for six years. … Continue reading

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An Embarrassing King, 2 Samuel 6:1-19

For most of my life, I’ve never been all that comfortable dancing. Sure, occasionally I would dance at the odd banquet or homecoming, or prom, or wedding, but dancing, though it is fun, is also an awkward enterprise for someone … Continue reading

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A King is Crowned, 2 Samuel 5:1-10

(The following was delivered on July 5, 2015) It’s days like this when I want to give the people who came up with the lectionary a big hug, because what better day to talk about King David’s coronation than on … Continue reading

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A Song for the Fallen, 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

The death of a king is no small event, even if that king was an imperfect first draft pick. But imperfect as he was, Saul was a tremendous milestone in the history of Israel, and one worth examining. As necessity … Continue reading

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Proven in Battle, 1 Samuel 17:32-49

The story of David and Goliath is a touchstone passage in an at large cultural sense. What do I mean by that? I mean it is a story of a person, yes, but also the story of a culture. It’s … Continue reading

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A Different King is Crowned, 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

We’ve been reading this Summer in the books of Samuel, and the lives of 3 men: Samuel, Saul, and David. The purpose of this is to examine a particular phrase: A Man of God’s Heart. What does it mean? And … Continue reading

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