Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16
from the book
Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons
With an Eye to the New
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
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This text forms one of the most important theological passages in the Old Testament. Just as the Lord broke into human history in the time of Abraham and made him a promise that shaped and moved forward all of the events in Israel's life that followed after, so now the Lord breaks into history once again to utter a new promise that will shape not only Israel's subsequent history, but that of the world.
We find David at ease in his palace in Jerusalem, which he has conquered (cf. 5:6--10) and which from this time on could be called "Davidsburg." He has subdued the Philistines, built up his royal court and harem like any other oriental monarch (cf. 5:13--16), and centered religious authority in his capital city by bringing the ark of the covenant to it. But David's reign is a conditional kingship, subject to the terms of the covenant, not only with the tribes of Israel, but with God. In ...
This Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 preaching resource, Proper 11, is based on 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and relates to Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Preaching resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary Preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...