May 26 & June 2 Sunday services will be held at 2 Mile Landing Restaurant in Wildwood Crest.
Service will start at 9am (one hour earlier than the usual 10am)

Revolve recap podcast: Revolve's YouTube Channel

Sermon Questions:  Submit here

Reading Plan (readings leading up to the dated Sunday)

5/5/24:  1 Samuel 15: 1-35

5/12/24:  Understanding "herem" or holy war.

Deuteronomy 20:1-20 This chapter outlines instructions for Israel's conduct in warfare, including provisions for holy war.  It discusses the rules for engaging in battle against certain nations and cities, emphasizing the destruction (herem) of these enemies.
Numbers 31:1-54 This chapter recounts Israel's war against the Midianites.  After their victory, Moses commands the Israelites to execute vengeance on the Midianites and to treat them as enemies with the herem.

Joshua 6:1-11:23

The book of Joshua narrates Israel's conquest of Canaan under Joshua's leadership.  Chapters 6-11 describe various military campaigns where Israel engaged in what could be seen as holy war, including the famous battle of Jericho (Joshua 6).
1 Samuel 15:1-35 This chapter records the account of Saul's disobedience in sparing King Agag and the best of the Amalekites' livestock.  Samuel rebukes Saul for failing to devote everything to destruction (herem) as commanded by God.

 

5/19/24:  1 Samuel 16:1-13

5/26/24:  standalone sermon- not Samuel series

6/2/24:  1 Samuel 16:14-23

6/9/24:


Bible Reading Tips:

Discovering Discipleship 
https://www.discoveringdiscipleship.com/abide

Small Group Studies:
Knowing the Bible Series
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/course/knowing-the-bible-1-2-samuel/

Online Commentary:
1 Samuel
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/commentary/1-samuel/

2 Samuel
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/commentary/2-samuel/

Key Themes:
The Messianic Hope
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/the-messianic-hope/
https://christoverall.com/article/concise/the-davidic-covenant/

The Gospel in 1-2 Samuel:
https://www.crossway.org/articles/the-gospel-in-12-samuel/

1-2 Samuel Bible Project Overviews:
https://youtu.be/QJOju5Dw0V0?feature=shared
https://youtu.be/YvoWDXNDJgs?feature=shared