Story of King David

In the Story of King David, we walk through the entire saga of King David from the anointing of a young shepherd boy by the prophet Samuel until his death in old age and his son Solomon’s securing the throne. David not only gives us a great story that rivals anything HBO has to offer, but allows us to dive deep into the Scriptures and find Jesus. This Lesson covers thirteen weeks and 1 Samuel 16 through 1 Kings 2.

The David Saga, Episode 1 – Shepherd Boy and Musician

For Episode 1 of the David Saga, please read 1 Samuel 16. This week we are introduced to David when the prophet Samuel anoints the young boy as the (future) king and we have the first meeting between David and King Saul, whom David will later replace.
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The David Saga, Episode 3 – Saul’s Jealousy

For Episode 3 of the David Saga, please read 1 Samuel 18-22. This week’s story is about Saul’s murderous jealous rage towards David which culminates in the massacre of the priestly village of Nob.
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The David Saga, Episode 5 – Saul’s Death

For Episode 5 of the David Saga, please read 1 Samuel 27-31. In this week’s episode, David’s fortunes change when King Saul dies at the hands of the Philistines. This is an episode of treachery, death, and ultimately redemption.
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The David Saga, Episode 7 – Jerusalem

For Episode 7 of the David Saga, please read 2 Samuel 5-10. This week’s episode is the apex of David reign and is the only time in our story when David is secure from all his enemies – foreign, domestic, and, more importantly, even himself.
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The David Saga, Episode 8 – Bathsheba

For Episode 8 of the David Saga, please read 2 Samuel 11-12. This is the infamous story of David and Bathsheba. It is a story of rape, murder, condemnation, and ultimately contrition.
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The David Saga, Episode 9 – Absalom and Tamar

For Episode 9 of the David Saga, please read 2 Samuel 13:1-15:6. This episode begins with the Rape of Tamar which ultimately leads to Absalom’s Rebellion. In this episode we are faced with incestuous rape, fraternal murder, and filial rebellion.
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The David Saga, Episode 10 – Absalom’s Rebellion

For Episode 10, please read 2 Samuel 15:7-17:14. This week’s story is the second part of Absolm’s Rebellion where Absolom quickly gains the upper hand but squanders his advantage by relying on the misleading advice of an agent of influence.
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The David Saga, Episode 11 – Absalom’s Defeat

For Episode 11, please read 2 Samuel 17:15-19:43. In this weeks episode, Absalom’s Rebellion is put down with the violent death of the pretender, and David is reconciled to those who fought against him.
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