Sermons On 2 Samuel

Chapters 1-13

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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 4.6 cm
ISBN 9780851515786







2 Samuel

Original Pub Date

1563 (actually 1863)

Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 1992

Book Description

While John Calvin is chiefly remembered today as a great theologian, it should not be forgotten that he was essentially a pastor. Indeed, it has been said of him that he became a theologian in order to be a better pastor. His preaching gives some of the clearest evidence for this. Still in his early twenties when he began to preach, he continued to do so for the rest of his life- on average five times a week during his long years of ministry in Geneva. From 1549, thanks to the Company of Strangers, who employed Denis Raguenier as a scribe, Calvin’s sermons were preserved and their riches remain available to us. Now, thanks to the devoted labours of Professor Douglas Kelly of Reformed Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, the Sermons on 2 Samuel 1-13 are made available in English for the first time.

Important as these sermons are for students of Calvin, they are of inestimable value for those who, like Calvin, are pastors, preachers or are simply ordinary Christian believers like those to whom they were first preached. Calvin’s masterly handling of the historical narrative of this wonderful book of Scripture combines with his deep insight into human character to produce a volume which will be treasured.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Introduction ix
1 On Facing Affliction and Divine Judgement 1
2 David’s Response to the Philistine Victory 16
3 Calmness in All Circumstances 32
4 Guidance to Hebron 48
5 The Dreadful ‘Game’ of War 63
6 Disunity and War 77
7 Abner’s Face of Brass 92
8 Abner’s Moral Crime 109
9 The Infamous Murder of Abner 124
10 Lessons from lshbosheth’s Death 140
11 God’s Judgement on Murderers 154
12 All the Tribes Submit to David’s Yoke 169
13 David’s Dealings with the Jebusites and Hiram 184
14 David’s Polygamy 199
15 God Glorified in David’s Victory 214
16 The True Worship of God 229
17 Lessons from the Death of Uzzah 244
18 Humble David and Proud Michal 262
19 ‘Before the Lord’ 279
20 On Being Dead to this World 295
21 Christ is the True Temple of God 309
22 Mercy and Judgement 324
23 Great David’s Greater Son 339
24 Lord, Who am I? 354
25 The Only God and his Chosen People 370
26 The Nature of True Prayer 386
27 The Temple – Then and Now 402
28 Justice and Judgement 417
29 David’s Magnanimity to Mephibosheth 430
30 The Two Bases for a Just War 446
31 God on our Side 461
32 David’s Adultery with Bathsheba 476
33 Uriah, a Man who Feared God 490
34 The Mark and Seal of David’s Shame 505
35 You are the Man! 519
36 God is Not the Author of Sin 534
37 David’s Humble Confession of Sin 549
38 God Chastises his Children for their Profit 565
39 On Facing Affliction and Bereavement 582
40 Solomon, whom God Loved 598
41 The Rape of Tamar 613
42 The Obligation to Punish Evil 629
43 The Murder of Amnon 644
Index 661



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