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You are invited to a Bible Study on The Story of King David via the First and Second Books of Samuel at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave, in Old Strathcona, on Wednesdays, beginning January 4, 2023, at 10:30 am. 

In this study, we will read through the longest single narrative in the Bible, taking us from the time of the Judges through the establishment of the monarchy in Israel, to the reign of King David, and his death. While not ignoring the theological framework, the emphasis will be on the text as a story. To take part fully, participants should read each section before the session. Parking is free and the coffee is hot AND we offer morning prayer, at 10 am, that you are welcome to join! 

January 4 Prologue: Hannah and Eli 1 Sam 1:1—2:11
January 11 Eli and Samuel 1 Sam 2:12—7:17
January 18 Samuel and Saul: Beginning of the Monarchy 1 Sam 8:1—12:25
January 25 Samuel and Saul: Rejecting the First King 1 Sam 13:1—16:13
February 1 Saul and David together 1 Sam 16:14—22:5
February 8 David and Saul Separately 1 Sam 22:6—31:13
February 15 The Struggle to Rule Saul’s Kingdom 2 Sam 1:1—5:5
February 22 David’s Public Success 2 Sam 5:6—10:19
March 1 David’s Personal Failure 2 Sam 11:1—20:26
March 8 Epilogue: David and Israel 2 Sam 21:1—24:25