1 Samuel 16.1-13 – Show Me The Monarch

God sends Samuel to Bethlehem to show him the son of Jesse he would anoint as the future king of Israel

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1 Samuel 16.14-23 – Exorcise Music

Davidʼs music is able to drive-off the distressing spirit that periodically troubles King Saul

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1 Samuel 17.1-39 – You Fight Like An Old Man

David is stunned that none of the older men in Israelʼs army are willing to accept the challenge to fight the giant, Goliath

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1 Samuel 17.40-58 – How To Get A Head In Life

David fells Goliath then uses the giantʼs own sword to cut off his head

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1 Samuel 18.1-16 – King Saul, In The Music Room, With The Spear

Saulʼs jealousy of David becomes obvious as he tries to kill him with the spear

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1 Samuel 18.17-30 – Foreskins And 200 Philistines Ago

David is told he can marry Michal, the kings daughter, if he goes out and kills a number of Philistines and brings back their foreskins as proof

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1 Samuel 19.1-17 – Bed, Wrath And Be Gone

Michal pretends David is sick in bed and incurs Saulʼs wrath when the king realizes that David is gone

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1 Samuel 19.18-24 – Prophecy Buff

Saul hunts down David but instead of killing him he ends up prophesying with no clothes on

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1 Samuel 20.1-23 – Taking The Ezel Way Out

David flees from a place of safety in Naioth only to find himself hiding by the stone Ezel

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1 Samuel 20.24-42 – This Little Lad Of Mine, I’m Gonna Make Him A Sign

God uses the little lad gathering Jonathanʼs arrows as a sign to direct David to flee from Saul

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1 Samuel 21.1-15 – Still Crazy After All These Fears

Fearing King Saul, David flees to Philistine territory where he pretends to be crazy for fear of King Achish

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1 Samuel 22.1-5 – Caveheart

When David flees to the cave at Adullam, other outcasts begin to join him there and he becomes their champion

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1 Samuel 22.6-23 – All Doegs Go To Hades

When King Saulʼs men refuse to kill the priests, Doeg steps in and murders eighty-five of them, along with their wives, their children and infants, their neighbors, and even their livestock

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1 Samuel 23.1-13 – The Spiritual Enquirer

David repeatedly inquires of the Lord to determine Godʼs will for he and his men

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1 Samuel 23.14-29 – Choosy Monarchs Choose Ziph

With King Saul pursuing, David chooses to flee into the Wilderness of Ziph

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1 Samuel 24 – He Came In To The Bathroom Waylay

Saul steps in to a cave to go to the bathroom and nearly gets waylayed by David and his men who were hiding there

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1 Samuel 25.1 – Life As It Was Lament To Be

Samuel dies and all Israel gathers at his funeral to lament his remarkable life

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1 Samuel 25.2-13 – Everybody Was King, Fool Fighting

Nabal, whose name translates to fool, picks a fight with David, his future king

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1 Samuel 25.14-44 – Abbey Road

On his way to slaughter Nabal and the men of his household David encounters Abigail blocking the road

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1 Samuel 26 – Two Wild And Courageous Guys

David and Abishai come out of their wilderness hiding place and walk right in to the camp of King Saul

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1 Samuel 27 – He Ziklagged When He Should’ve Zagged

In a fit of spiritual fatigue, David decides to escape his many trials by moving to the Philistine city of Ziklag

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1 Samuel 28.3-25 – Finding A Not-So-Happy Medium

King Saul consults a medium and to everyoneʼs surprise ends up being confronted by Samuel

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1 Samuel 28.1-2, 29.1-11 – What A Friend We Leave In Jesus

After David decides to leave the land of Israel to escape his trials he finds himself the friend of the world and the enemy of God

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1 Samuel 30 – How To Avoid Getting Zik-Lagged In Your Travels

After traveling about 100 miles round trip, Davidʼs men talk of stoning him to death when they return home to find Ziklag burning and their families taken captive

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1 Samuel 31 – The Sword In The Saul

Not wanting to be captured and tortured by the Philistines, a wounded King Saul falls on his own sword

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2 Samuel 1 – The Saul-Song Redemption

Upon hearing of his death, David writes a stirring funeral lament for Saul that ignores his glaring failures and instead praises every redeeming quality

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2 Samuel 2.1-11 – We Two Kings Of Israel Are

King Saulʼs death opens the way for David to become Israelʼs rightful king but instead one of Saulʼs sons claims the throne

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2 Samuel 2.12-32 – There’s A Li’l Abner In All Of Us

Abner opposes the rightful king and we see a little similarity in our own lives in areas where we are not fully submitting to Jesus

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2 Samuel 3.1-21 – The First Six Wives Club

David amasses six wives during his seven years as king over Judah in Hebron

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2 Samuel 3.22-39 – Taking A Stab At Peace

Abner comes offering King David peace but is stabbed and killed by Joab

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2 Samuel 4 – Off To A Bad Head Start

David is deeply distressed when two of Ishboshethʼs captains murder him, decapitate him, and bring his head to David

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2 Samuel 5.1-16 – If You’re Gonna Walk The Walk, You Gotta Trash The Talk

The Jebusites and King David trade taunts as the Israelites determine to conquer Jerusalem

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2 Samuel 5.17-25 – Kill Phils, Volume 2

Not once but twice David kills many Philistines who come against Israel

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2 Samuel 6 – I Left My Cart At Obed-Edom’s

David builds a cart to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem but ends-up leaving it at the house of Obed-Edom

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2 Samuel 7 – Nathan, The Famous Frank-Talker

David wants to build a house for God but God sends Nathan to very frankly tell him “No”

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2 Samuel 8 – We Are The Champions Of The Lord

David conquers adversary after adversary in the name of the Lord

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2 Samuel 9.1-13 – Mercy Beaucoup

David goes out of his way to show mercy to the grandson of his former rival

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2 Samuel 10.1-19 – Be Dissed And Buttocks

King Davidʼs ambassadors are humiliated when the Ammonites “shave-off half of their beards…and cut-off their garments at their buttocks”

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2 Samuel 11 – She Came In Through His Bathroom Watching

David watches Bathsheba bathing then summons her to the palace and commits adultery

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2 Samuel 12.1-14 – Embraceable Ewe

Nathan tells a story about a poor manʼs pet ewe lamb in order to expose Davidʼs sins of adultery and murder

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2 Samuel 12.15-23 – Taken Baby Syndrome

After his child dies David worships the Lord knowing that he will join him one day

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2 Samuel 12.24-31 – Back In The Battle Again

David is invited by Joab to come out and finish the battle against the Ammonites

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2 Samuel 13.1-19 – Don’t Feed The Hand That Bites You

Davidʼs son Amnon deceives his step-sister Tamar into feeding him a meal so that he can sexually assault her

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2 Samuel 13.20-39 – A Shear Death Experience

Absalom gets his brother Amnon drunk at a banquet then orders his sheep shearers to murder him

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2 Samuel 14.1-24 – Ban Of Brother

Joab devises a plan to have Absalom return from banishment for having killed his brother

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2 Samuel 14.25-15.12 – Hair To The Throne

As part of his campaign to steal the hearts of the people and ascend to his fatherʼs throne, Absalom annually cuts and weighs his plentiful hair

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2 Samuel 15.13-16.13 – No Shoes, No Shirt, Still Serving

Barefoot and tearing their clothing in anguish, David nevertheless instructs his servants as he flees for his life

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2 Samuel 16.14-17.23 – Son Of Anarchy

Davidʼs traitorous son, Absalom, marches into Jerusalem and claims the throne for himself, openly committing an act of shameful immorality

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2 Samuel 17.24-18.18 – Just Hang Loser

Retreating from Davidʼs men, Absalom gets stuck in a tree and Joab kills him while he is hanging there

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2 Samuel 18.19-19.8 – The Bad News Bearers

Two messengers come to David bearing what he will consider the bad news that his son was killed in the battle

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2 Samuel 19.9-43 – The King Is Fled, Long Love The King

David had fled Jerusalem but is now invited back to restore his reign over the nation

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2 Samuel 20 – Happy Entrails To You

Joab disembowels Amasa and leaves him wallowing in his own blood with his “entrails poured out on the ground”

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2 Samuel 21.1-14 – O Brother, Where Depart Thou?

A three-year famine is ended when seven sons of Saul are executed for their sin against the Gibeonites

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2 Samuel 21.15-22 – Effacing The Giants

Four Philistine giants are defeated by David and his men

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2 Samuel 22 – I Write The Songs That Make The Whole Church Sing

David looked back and wrote a song about his life portraying it as a musical

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2 Samuel 23.1-7 – David’s Swan Psalm

An aged King David writes the last of his inspired psalms

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2 Samuel 23.8-39 – Mighty, Mighty Man, I Just Want To Be A Mighty Man

We are given a list of the names and representative exploits of Davidʼs personal guard, called his ʻmighty menʼ

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2 Samuel 24.1-25 – Census And Sensibility

David foolishly orders a census of the army that results in a plague from God that takes the lives of 70,000 Israelites

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1 Kings 1 – I’m Warming You

David is old and is so cold as he lies in his sickbed that a nurse must be found who will lie next to him to keep him warm

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1 Kings 2.1-11 – Famous Lasting Words

From his deathbed King David gives advice to his son and successor, Solomon

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