Great Leighs Free Church

Readings 24 June to 5 September


THE LIFE OF DAVID

A Man After God's Own Heart (1 Samuel Ch. 13 v 14 and Acts Ch. 13 v 22)

 

King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms.  In his 40 years as ruler, he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple.  He is a mountain peak among Bible characters and the most famous ancestor of Jesus.  Jesus is not called the Son of Abraham or the Son of Jacob but the Son of David.

 

King David's weakness was committing adultery with Bathsheba.  He then tried to cover up her pregnancy and when he failed with that he had her husband Uriah the Hittite killed.  This was probably one of the greatest transgressions of David's life.

 

David was courageous and strong in battle, trusting in God for protection.  He remained loyal to King Saul, despite Saul's crazed pursuit.  Throughout his entire life, David loved God deeply and passionately.

 

No other Bible character illustrates so well the moral range of human nature and shows us that although we let God down he never leaves us and will always love us.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 21ST JUNE

Thursday 24th June

1 Samuel Ch. 16 v 1 to 13

Where It All Started.

Friday 25th June

1 Samuel Ch. 16 v 14 to 23

David Enters Saul's Service.

Saturday 26th June

1 Samuel Ch. 17 v 1 to 19

David Does His Father's Bidding.

Sunday 27th June

1 Samuel Ch. 17 v 20 to 31

David Becomes Angry.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 28TH JUNE

Monday 28th June

1 Samuel Ch. 17 v 32 to 58

David Goes To Battle In God's Name.

Tuesday 29th June

1 Samuel Ch. 18 v 1 to 16

Saul Becomes Jealous Of David.

Wednesday 30th June

1 Samuel Ch. 18 v 17 to 30

Saul Plots Against David In Fear.

Thursday 1st July

1 Samuel Ch. 19 v 1 to 17

David Flees For His Life.

Friday 2nd July

1 Samuel Ch. 19 v 18 to 24

God Puts His Spirit On Saul.

Saturday 3rd July

1 Samuel Ch. 20 v 1 to 23

David And Jonathan Renew Their Covenant.

Sunday 4th July

1 Samuel Ch. 20 v 24 to 42

Saul Seeks To Kill David.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 5TH JULY

Monday 5th July

1 Samuel Ch. 21 v 1 to 9

David Goes To Nob.

Tuesday 6th July

1 Samuel Ch. 21 v 10 to 14

David Goes To Gath.

Wednesday 7th July

1 Samuel Ch. 22 v 1 to 5

David Moves To Adullam And Mizpah.

Thursday 8th July

1 Samuel Ch. 22 v 6 to 23

Saul Kills The Priests Of Nob.

Friday 9th July

1 Samuel Ch. 23 v 1 to 6

God Sends David To Save Keilah.

Saturday 10th July

1 Samuel Ch. 23 v 7 to 29

Saul Pursues David.

Sunday 11th July

1 Samuel Ch. 24 v 1 to 22

David Spares Saul's Life.

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12TH JULY

Monday 12th July

1 Samuel Ch. 25 v 1 to 13

David, Nabal And Abigail (Part 1).

Tuesday 13th July

1 Samuel Ch. 25 v 14 to 35

David, Nabal and Abigail (Part 2).

Wednesday 14th July

1 Samuel Ch. 25 v 36 to 44

David, Nabal and Abigail (Part 3).

Thursday 15th July

1 Samuel Ch. 26 v 1 to 25

David Spares Saul's Life Again.

Friday 16th July

1 Samuel Ch. 27 v 1 to 12

David Goes To Live Among The Philistines.

Saturday 17th July

1 Samuel Ch. 28 v 1 to 25

Saul Plays A Very Dangerous Game.

Sunday 18th July

1 Samuel Ch. 29 v 1 to 11

David Sent Back.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 19TH JULY

Monday 19th July

1 Samuel Ch. 30 v 1 to 20

David Destroys The Amalekites.

Tuesday 20th July

1 Samuel Ch. 30 v 21 to 31

Unrest.

Wednesday 21st July

1 Samuel Ch. 31 v 1 to 13

Saul Kills Himself.

Thursday 22nd July

2 Samuel Ch. 1 v 1 to 16

David Is Told Of Saul's Death.

Friday 23rd July

2 Samuel Ch. 1 v 17 to 27

David Mourns For Saul And Jonathan.

Saturday 24th July

2 Samuel Ch. 2 v 1 to 7

David Anointed King.

Sunday 25th July

2 Samuel Ch. 2 v 8 to 32

War Between David's House And The House Of Saul.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 26TH JULY

Monday 26th July

2 Samuel Ch. 3 v 1 to 5

David Grows Stronger.

Tuesday 27th July

2 Samuel Ch. 3 v 6 to 21

Defection.

Wednesday 28th July

2 Samuel Ch. 3 v 22 to 39

Murder.

Thursday 29th July

2 Samuel Ch. 4 v 1 to 12

David Punishes For Murder.

Friday 30th July

2 Samuel Ch. 5 v 1 to 16

David Becomes King Of Israel And Conquers Jerusalem.

Saturday 31st July

2 Samuel Ch. 5 v 17 to 25

David Defeats The Philistines.

Sunday 1st August

2 Samuel Ch. 6 v 1 to 11

David Sets Out To Bring The Ark Of The Covenant To Jerusalem.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 2ND AUGUST

Monday 2nd August

2 Samuel Ch. 6 v 12 to 23

David Tries Again - The Right Way This Time.

Tuesday 3rd August

2 Samuel Ch. 7 v 1 to 17

God's Promise To David.

Wednesday 4th August

2 Samuel Ch. 7 v 18 to 29

David's Prayer.

Thursday 5th August

2 Samuel Ch. 8 v 1 to 17

David's Victories And Officials.

Friday 6th August

2 Samuel Ch. 9 v 1 to 13

David And Mephibosheth.

Saturday 7th August

2 Samuel Ch. 10 v 1 to 19

David Defeats The Ammonites.

Sunday 8th August

2 Samuel Ch. 11 v 1 to 27

Adultery And Murder By Proxy.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 9TH AUGUST

Monday 9th August

2 Samuel Ch. 12 v 1 to 31

Nathan Rebukes David And A Child Is Lost.

Tuesday 10th August

2 Samuel Ch. 13 v 1 to 22

Amnon And Tamar.

Wednesday 11th August

2 Samuel Ch. 13 v 23 to 39

Absalom Kills Amnon.

Thursday 12th August

2 Samuel Ch. 14 v 1 to 24

Absalom Brought Back To Jerusalem But With Conditions.

Friday 13th August

2 Samuel Ch. 14 v 25 to 33

Absalom Sees The King Again.

Saturday 14th August

2 Samuel Ch. 15 v 1 to 12

Absalom Conspirers Against David.

Sunday 15th August

2 Samuel Ch. 15 v 13 to 37

David Flees From His Own Son.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 16TH AUGUST

Monday 16th August

2 Samuel Ch. 16 v 1 to 4

David And Ziba.

Tuesday 17th August

2 Samuel Ch. 16 v 5 to 14

Shimei Curses David.

Wednesday 18th August

2 Samuel Ch. 16 v 15 to 23

The Advice Of Hushai And Ahithophel (Part 1).

Thursday 19th August

2 Samuel Ch. 17 v 1 to 16

The Advice Of Hushai And Ahithophel (Part 2).

Friday 20th August

2 Samuel Ch. 17 v 17 to 29

The Advice Of Hushai And Ahithophel (Part 3).

Saturday 21st August

2 Samuel Ch. 18 v 1 to 18

Absalom's Death.

Sunday 22nd August

2 Samuel Ch. 18 v 19 to 33

David Mourns.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 23RD AUGUST

Monday 23rd August

2 Samuel Ch. 19 v 1 to 8

Joab Told Of The Kings Mourning.

Tuesday 24th August

2 Samuel Ch. 19 v 9 to 43

David Returns To Jerusalem.

Wednesday 25th August

2 Samuel Ch. 20 v 1 to 26

Sheba Rebels Against David.

Thursday 26th August

2 Samuel Ch. 21 v 1 to 14

The Gibeonites Avenged.

Friday 27th August

2 Samuel Ch. 21 v 15 to 22

War With The Philistines.

Saturday 28th August

2 Samuel Ch. 22 v 1 to 51

David's Song Of Praise.

Sunday 29th August

2 Samuel Ch. 23 v 1 to 7

The Last Words Of David.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 30TH AUGUST

Monday 30th August

2 Samuel Ch. 23 v 8 to 39

David's Mighty Men.

Tuesday 31st August

2 Samuel Ch. 24 v 1 to 17

David Counts The Fighting Men.

Wednesday 1st September

2 Samuel Ch. 24 v 18 to 25

David Builds An Altar.

Thursday 2nd September

1 Kings Ch. 1 v 1 to 27

Adonijah Usurps Power.

Friday 3rd September

1 Kings Ch. 1 v 28 to 52

David Makes Solomon King.

Saturday 4th September

1 Kings Ch. 2 v 1 to 12

David's Charge To Solomon.

Sunday 5th September

Psalm 23