Monthly Archives: August 2018

There was a moral inconsistency in the later part of David’s reign, Part 4 –

2 Samuel 20:23-26…Despite the positive outcome to the narrative in 2 Samuel 20, the book continues to show, how David’s sin had hampered his ability to rule. Vv.23-26 give a list of key leaders in David’s restored administration to show … Continue reading

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The antagonists-villains or protagonists-heroes of 2 Samuel 20 and today, Part 3

2 Samuel 20 is a narrative with 4 main characters; David, Joab, Amasa, and Sheba. It is clear that Sheba is an antagonist but less clear with a historical context about the other three. Joab was a nephew of David. … Continue reading

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 Prayer for the declining church!

I have been in prayer since 1998 about the many problems facing the church as Christians attempt to stop the decline and return the church to increase. Robert Coleman wrote about the decline of the church in 1963 and John … Continue reading

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The Grammatical-Historical Context of 2 Samuel 20 – Part 2

In terms of grammatical structure, it is important to note that 2 Samuel 20 is a narrative with common elements. These include characters, plot structure, protagonists-heroes and antagonists-villains, an introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion, imagery, etc. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Unity helpful for Israel to be kingdom of priests to the nations and for Disciples to go making Disciples in the nations today, Part 1-

John 17:22-24… 22 The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; Jesus continues saying this unity will reveal His love for the people of the world.  2 … Continue reading

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“Life Together”, 4 sermons – by Dr. Heath Lambert – Pastor FBC Jacksonville, Florida

 

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Tribulations increase the disciples hope for the future with Jesus

Romans 5:3-5…3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations,  Vv.1-2 include all … Continue reading

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