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My Hope

Out of the doom and gloom of the people’s failed king, we see hope rising in God’s promised king. 2 Samuel 3:22-39 22 Just then David’s men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of plunder. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron,

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Changing Allegiance

Have you ever found yourself on the wrong side of an argument? Or supporting the wrong team? 2 Samuel 3:6-21 6 During the war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner had been strengthening his own position in the house of Saul. 7 Now Saul had had a concubine

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Jesus has already won the victory

Jesus has already won the victory is he the ruler you choose? 2 Samuel 2:8-3:5 8 Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul’s army, had taken Ish-Bosheth son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim. 9 He made him king over Gilead, Ashuri and Jezreel, and also over Ephraim, Benjamin

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A Rising King

Big idea Proud King Saul is dead, and David has been anointed as king. Is he the king we’ve been waiting for? Bible passage 2 Samuel 1:17-2:7 You will need Access to a computer All Ages Activity Make 2 word clouds. Use a bible website ( and search 2 Samuel

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Designated Survivor or True King?

Nothing happens by accident in God’s plan. He has a plan for everyone in his kingdom. 2 Samuel 1:17-2:7 17 David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book

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God’s anointed is dead?

We start the book of 2 Samuel with the anointed king Saul dead and see an interesting reaction from David to this news. 2 Samuel 1:1-16 1 After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days. 2 On the third day a man arrived

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Things are looking up, could this be real success?

God is with David, and the kingdom of Israel is becoming stronger and gaining success – mostly. 2 Samuel 5 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one

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God looks at the heart

Humans can tend to look at just outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of

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Give Them What They Want

As parents, do we give our children what they want, or what is good for them? 1 Samuel 8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not

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