More favourable after death

David still spoke fondly of Saul after he died, even though he let him down during his life. 2 Samuel 1.17-27 Reference: v. 23 “Saul and Jonathan – in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.” Explore: The Chasers…

Profit and loss

Through Saul’s death David was to gain everything, but he had to lose so much to get it. 2 Samuel 1.1-16 Reference: v. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the Lord and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by…

A leader to the end

Saul still had people following him to his very end. What type of leader do we follow? 1 Samuel 31.1-13 Reference: v. 5 When the armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. Explore: Even in death, Saul was a leader. If he had have stayed true…

Where do we turn to?

David had been a great leader but even his men turned on him. Where did David look to find his strength? 1 Samuel 30.1-31 Reference: v. 6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength…

Who would vouch for you?

Achish stood up for David amongst his own people because, in over a year, he saw no fault in him 1 Samuel 29.1-11 Reference: v. 3 The commanders of the Philistines asked, “What about these Hebrews?” Achish replied, “Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been…

Full Circle

David finds himself fighting with the Philistines after all the years of fighting against them 1 Samuel 28.1-25 Reference: v. 1 In those days the Philistines gathered their forces to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, “You must understand that you and your men will accompany me in the army.” Explore: On the day…

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