Revenges

The Pattern of the King
In David’s sons we see the dreadful spiral and spread of evil as they repeat the sin of their father. It’s another series of gut-wrenching events, which shows our need for the true Son of God who will spread blessing and not curse. Just before the sermon we watched this video Please be aware this sermon and Bible passage addresses a situation of abuse and violence. Outline The pattern repeats Twisted desires (vv1-19) Passive ‘protectors’ (vv20-23) Deadly revenge (vv23-39) Jesus breaks the pattern (Romans 12:1-2)

Good News for Overlooked People
Abimelech: the man you want as king? (8:33-9:6) Jotham: the voice of judgement (9:7-21) Fire from Abimelech. Fire from Shechem. (9:22-57) Good news for Abimelechs 2 Corinthians 5:10 1 Corinthians 1:26-31