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2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Proper 11B

This is arguably the most important text in the books of Samuel, indeed, in what scholars call the Deuteronomistic history from the Pentateuch through Chronicles.  So, although I’ve written on it just 7 months ago at the height of Advent, I will attempt to offer some fresh preaching ideas for this Eighth Sunday of Ordinary…

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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Advent 4B

It would be very difficult to pick a more fitting text for this last Sunday of Advent.  After focusing with ever growing intensity on the coming of God’s salvation, we are just 5 days away from our celebration of the birth of the long-promised Messiah. This text is “the mother of all Messianic prophecies,” “the…

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2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Proper 11B

Some of the people to whom we proclaim 2 Samuel 7 feel a little like David.  After all, Israel’s king has been very busy battling both Israel’s internal and external enemies.  He has also just finished fighting a domestic “battle” with his wife, Michal. Some people will come to our churches from “battling” neighbors, co-workers…

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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Advent 4B

2 Samuel 7’s David has been busy battling both Israel’s internal and external enemies.  He’s also just finished “battling” his wife, Michal.  So some who proclaim and hear 2 Samuel 7 feel a little like David.  We come from dealing with, sometimes even “battling” people in our neighborhoods, families (and even churches). So we some…

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2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Proper 11B

Comments and Observations In his commentary on I and II Samuel Walter Brueggemann makes the bold claim that this text from II Samuel 7 is the centerpiece to the whole of the Samuel corpus and is a crucial text for the church to pay attention to in this day and age as well.  In the…

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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Advent 4B

Comments and Observations What’s the deal with Nathan in II Samuel 7?  When King David came to the prophet to suggest that he was feeling guilty for not having built God as nice a house as the palace he had just built for himself—and that therefore he was minded to rectify the situation by getting…

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