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The Word This Week
The story of David the son of Jesse takes up fully one-fifth of the narrative of the Hebrew Scriptures. The only other figure prior to Jesus that gets that much attention is Moses and his story (not counting all the laws and sermons he gave) takes up only two-thirds of David. His story is so significant that it is recounted twice, once in 1 & 2 Samuel and again in 1 Chronicles. With all of that, most of us are familiar with just two episodes in David's life; his epic duel with Goliath and his infamous sin with Bathsheba. That second episode will be our focus this week. We will see both why this episode is justly famous, but also discover some angles not often emphasized in our telling of it. As we do we will once again encounter the truth that the gospel is good news for the real world.