The Life of David

When you think of the Old Testament person David, what comes to mind first? The slayer of Goliath or the fugitive in hiding from Saul? The “sweet psalmist of Israel” or the king of Israel? The “man after God’s own heart” or the sinner who committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed Uriah? David was a complicated figure who lived an amazing life, both celebrated and cursed, beloved and reviled. While he stands out as a person of unrivaled spiritual sensitivity, he was also prey to the same sinful desires and character flaws that plague each of us.

The course will attempt to survey the entirety of David’s life, broadly covering his years as a fugitive and his reign as king, while at the same time zeroing in on certain crucial moments. It is hoped that the course will prove spiritually beneficial for all who are eager to imitate David’s devotion to the Lord, yet learn from his foolish and sinful decisions.

Classes will be divided as follows:
1 – Early Years (1 Samuel 16)
2 – David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
3 – Saul’s Jealousy and Jonathan’s Friendship (1 Samuel 18-20)
4 – David the Fugitive (1 Samuel 21-31)
5 – Nabal and Abigail (1 Samuel 25)
6 – David’s Early Reign (2 Samuel 1-10; 1 Chronicles 11-20)
7 – David and Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
8 – David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12)
9 – Absalom’s Rebellion (2 Samuel 13-20)
10 – David’s Final Years (2 Samuel 21-24; 1 Kings 1-2; 1 Chronicles 21-29)

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