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2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

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There is no question what this text is about—the ark of the covenant.  It is mentioned over and over, nine times in all.  So is David; his name comes up even more.  David brings the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem.  That’s what this text is about.  But, so what?  Why was that so important…

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Symposium 2021: Sermon on 2 Samuel 6:16-22

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2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b-19

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2 Samuel 6 contains enough action and vivid images to fill a whole Netflix series.  It, after all, features a mysterious box, stumbling oxen and impetuous priest.  Our text also gives us a dancing king, livid queen and one great big party. David has spent many years running from Saul.  However, as 2 Samuel 6…

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2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b-19

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One of my students once preached a sermon from Joshua that was, shall we say, downright “edgy.”  He began by quoting a comedy routine done by a non-practicing Jew in which this comedian tackled—without knowing he was doing so—that great question long ago raised by Marcion: why does the God of the Old Testament appear…

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