Pastor Chad Boothman took the lead on that study on January 19, 2022. He and Pastor Dudak alternated for a while until Pastor Boothman was called to a different ministry. After completing 1 Samuel, Pastor Ted prayed about and continued into 2 Samuel’s twenty-four chapters on Sep 21, 2022.
I for one, am glad he did so and took the time going through them Verse-By-Verse. Both these books presented us with a deep Biblical understanding, beginning with the people’s insolent demand that they wanted a King to reign. Boy did they get what they deserved, a beauty, Saul. However, these two books presented a lot of lessons that, like all Scripture, we need to understand and apply to our daily walk. Pastor Ted did an outstanding passionate job to explain these truths and how these valuable lessons should be applied to our own lives.
King Saul became extremely jealous of who he knew was God’s truly anointed, David. His jealously led to anger and while Saul wanted to kill David, David would not kill God’s anointed (sort of. remembering 1 Samuel, where Samuel led Israel for many years, God told him to anoint Saul after the people insisted on having a King).
When Saul turned from God, Samuel anointed David to be successor. King Saul found himself troubled with spirits, which led to him summoning David, for his extra musical talents. He was brought to King Saul to play his harp to calm Saul’s spirit.
We followed David, a man after God’s heart (Acts 13:22) from his days as a shepherd, where these two books recounted David’s days from his youth through his great sin with Bathsheba and the premeditated order to have her husband, Uriah killed. Then, God sent Nathan a prophet and advisor to David to rebuke him in quite a unique way.
Yet, God having anointed David to be King, was merciful to him. Yet, He promised the sword would never leave his household. David had many successes following his sin with Bathsheba and Uriah, yet his family fell into chaos and many predicaments followed as Nathan predicted. David seemingly fell away from God for a while, but finally managed to come back to God.
Where will Pastor take us next? Glad you asked! The Book of Hosea. More to come on this book.
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