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Sermons from the series: 2 Samuel

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 22, 2011

“Census: Playing the Numbers Game”

2 Samuel 24

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now let me take a moment to thank the choir for turning out in mass numbers tonight and doing me the honor and privilege of actually hearing this magnificent music that Dr. Wymond wrote. And I was away for your Christmas rendition of it, so thank...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 8, 2011

“Famous Last Words”

2 Samuel 23:1-7

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now we come tonight to chapter 23, 2 Samuel chapter 23, and what are recorded here as the last words of David. We’ll read together verses 1 to 7 of 2 Samuel chapter 23. As I've been saying, these final chapters contain a half dozen or so accounts,...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 24, 2011

“A Psalm of Praise”

2 Samuel 22

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now I'm grateful to Billy for starting a little early. Actually he started when only the elect were here tonight! That's because, as you can see, we have a lengthy reading — 51 verses of what looks like a psalm and what is a psalm. It is...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 17, 2011

“Mr. Six-Digit”

2 Samuel 21:15-22

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 21, 2 Samuel chapter 21, and we're going to look at the closing section. Last week we were watching David and following him as he made his way back into the city of Jerusalem, and then we noted...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 10, 2011

Atonement — for Past Sins

2 Samuel 21:1-14

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now ever since the dramatic announcement a couple of weeks ago, I've been trying to work out how I can complete 2 Samuel by the end of May. And I've made the decision to pass over what is a story that we've heard much of its...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

March 27, 2011

“Homecoming…Not Quite!”

2 Samuel 19:9-43

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to 2 Samuel, 2 Samuel chapter 19, and tonight we pick it up in the last section of verse 8. If you’re in the ESV, verse 8 has been divided into two halves and we're picking it up just at the point — the battle...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

March 20, 2011

“O Absalom, Absalom!”

2 Samuel 18:1 - 19:8

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 18. 2 Samuel chapter 18. David, as you will recall if you were able to be with us in the last few weeks, David has left the city of Jerusalem and is encamped now in...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening March 13, 2011 “Walking by Faith When You Don't Know the End of the Story” 2 Samuel 17:1-29 The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 17. 2 Samuel chapter 17. David King David, has fled the city of Jerusalem. His son, Absalom, has declared himself king in Hebron and he is making his way...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 20, 2011

“Enemy Territory”

2 Samuel 16:1-23

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to 2 Samuel to chapter 16; 2 Samuel chapter 16. We continue to watch how David's sin with Bathsheba and Uriah seems to cast a shadow over these chapters. David is now on the run. Absalom has gone to Hebron...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 13, 2011

“Conspiracy Theory”

2 Samuel 15:1-37

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 15, 2 Samuel chapter 15. I wrote down what Mark Windham said in his prayer, that “sin will take you further than you planned to go and keep you there longer than you planned to stay and cost...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 6, 2011

“The Prodigal's Return”

2 Samuel 14:1-33

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to 2 Samuel and tonight to 2 Samuel chapter 14. Now before I read the chapter, I just want to point out one particular issue. In the closing verse of chapter 13, we read that “Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 30, 2011

“Rape - Why is this Story in the Bible?”

2 Samuel 13:1-21

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 13. One of the benefits of consecutive expository preaching - preaching through books of the Bible - is that you have to talk about things that you wouldn't want to talk...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 16, 2011

“It Is YOU — the denial syndrome”

2 Samuel 12:1-15

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now if you turn in your Bible, it will encourage me if you take a Bible or use the pew Bible, and if you’re using the pew Bible you’ll find this reading tonight on page 263. We’re in 2 Samuel chapter 12. You will...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 2, 2011

“Flesh and Blood”

2 Samuel 10:1-11:27

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would back to 2 Samuel. We've taken a break for a few weeks in December as we looked at some Nativity passages in Luke and Matthew and now we're returning to the narrative of David's life as we find it in 2...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 28, 2010

2 Samuel 9:1-13

“Kingdom Policy for the Disabled”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now if you have your Bibles with you or access to a pew Bible, turn with me to 2 Samuel chapter 9, 2 Samuel chapter 9. As we make our way through these books of 1 and 2 Samuel it occurs to me to say first of all...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 21, 2010

2 Samuel 8:1-18

“With Liberty and Justice for All”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 8; 2 Samuel chapter 8. Last time when we were in Samuel, we were in chapter 7, one of the most important chapters in the Old Testament, because it's the chapter in which we find the...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 7, 2010

2 Samuel 7:1-29

“Covenant Theology”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 7, 2 Samuel chapter 7. Last time, two weeks ago, we were looking at the previous chapter. The ark of the covenant has finally been brought into Jerusalem. There had been something of a spat between David and one of his...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

October 24, 2010

2 Samuel 6:1-23

The Terror of God”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 6, and before we read this passage let's ask for God's blessing.

Father we thank You for the scriptures. We ask now for the blessing of Your Spirit that we might not just read it, but understand...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

October 10, 2010

2 Samuel 1-25

“Long Live the King!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel 5. And if you were listening carefully to Denny Terry's wonderful prayer earlier on you’ll have got some of the salient details of this chapter. We come finally to the point where David will be anointed king in the...

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