Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Outline

Message

Exposition

V. DAVID'S TRIUMPHS chs. 18 (CONT. FROM 1 SAMUEL)

A. The Beginning of David's Kingdom 1:13:5

1. David's discovery of Saul and Jonathan's deaths ch. 1

An Amalekite's account of Saul and Jonathan's deaths 1:1-16

David's lament for Saul and Jonathan 1:17-27

2. David's move to Hebron 2:1-4a

3. David's overtures to Jabesh-gilead 2:4b-7

4. Ish-bosheth's coronation over Israel 2:8-11

5. The conflict between Abner and Joab 2:12-32

6. The strengthening of David's position 3:1-5 (cf. 1 Chron. 3:1-4)

B. The Unification of the Kingdom 3:65:16

1. David's acceptance of Abner 3:6-39

2. David's punishment of Ish-bosheth's murderers ch. 4

3. David's acceptance by all Israel 5:1-12

4. David's additional children 5:13-16

C. The Establishment of the Kingdom 5:178:18

1. David's victories over the Philistines 5:17-25

The first battle 5:17-21

The second battle 5:22-25

2. David's relocation of the ark to Jerusalem ch. 6

The first move 6:1-11 (cf. 1 Chron. 13)

The second move 6:12-23 (cf. 1 Chron. 15:116:43)

3. The giving of the Davidic Covenant ch. 7 (cf. 1 Chron. 17)

David's desire to honor God 7:1-3

God's purpose to honor David 7:4-17

David's prayer of thanksgiving 7:18-29

4. The security of David's kingdom ch. 8 (cf. 1 Chron. 18)

VI. DAVID'S TROUBLES chs. 920

A. David's Faithfulness ch. 9

B. God's Faithfulness despite David's Unfaithfulness chs. 1012

1. The Ammonite rebellion ch. 10 (cf. 1 Chron. 19)

2. David's unfaithfulness to God chs. 1112

David's adultery with Bathsheba 11:1-5

David's murder of Uriah 11:6-25

David's response to his sins 11:2612:15a

The death of one child and the birth of another 12:15b-25

God's faithfulness to David 12:26-31 (cf. 1 Chron. 20:1-3)

C. David's Rejection and Return chs. 1320

1. Events leading up to Absalom's rebellion chs. 1314

Amnon's rape of Tamar 13:1-22

Absalom's murder of Amnon 13:23-39

Amnon's murder 13:23-29

The aftermath of Amnon's murder 13:30-39

Joab's scheme to secure Absalom's pardon 14:1-20

Absalom's return to Jerusalem 14:21-33

2. Absalom's attempt to usurp David's throne chs. 1519

Absalom's conspiracy 15:1-12

David's flight from Jerusalem 15:13-37

The kindness of Ziba 16:1-4

Shimei's curse 16:5-14

The counsel of Ahithophel and Hushai 16:1517:29

The end of Absalom 18:119:8

The two proposed strategies for battle 18:1-5

The battle between David's and Absalom's armies 18:6-8

Absalom's death 18:9-15

Absalom's burial 18:16-18

The news of Absalom's death 18:19-33

David's two responses to the news of Absalom's death 19:1-8

David's return to Jerusalem 19:9-43

3. The rebellion of Sheba 20:1-22

4. David's remaining cabinet 20:23-26

VII. SUMMARY ILLUSTRATIONS chs. 2124

A. Famine from Saul's Sin 21:1-14

1. Saul's broken treaty with the Gibeonites 21:1-6

2. David's justice and mercy 21:7-9

3. David's honoring of Saul and Jonathan 21:10-14

B. Four Giant Killers 21:15-22 (cf. 1 Chron. 20:4-8)

C. David's Praise of Yahweh ch. 22

D. David's Last Testament 23:1-7

E. Thirty-seven Mighty Men 23:8-39 (cf. 1 Chron. 11:10-47)

1. Selected adventures of outstanding warriors 23:8-23

2. A list of notable warriors among The Thirty 23:24-39

F. Pestilence from David's Sin ch. 24 (cf. 1 Chron. 21:122:1)

1. David's sin of numbering the people 24:1-9

2. David's confession of his guilt 24:10-14

3. David's punishment 24:15-17

4. David's repentance 24:18-25

Conclusion

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