Article by: Nancy Guthrie
For this two-part conversation on 2 Samuel, I sat down with John Woodhouse in his home office in Sydney, Australia. Woodhouse earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales and worked as a geologist for two years before entering Moore College to study theology. He earned a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of London and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Victoria University of Manchester. For over 30 years he lectured at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, where he served as principal from 2002 to 2013. He also pastored Christ Church St. Ives (Anglican) for more than 10 years. I have personally found the audio sermon archives from Christ Church St. Ives, which date back to 1972, a tremendous resource.
In part one, Woodhouse helps relate the story of God’s kingdom in David’s day to the context of God’s kingdom in our day. He gives us handles on how to teach 2 Samuel 7, one of the most important chapters in the Bible, in which God makes a covenant with David and promises that his throne will last forever. In part two, Woodhouse discuss the difficult to read—and even more challenging to teach—section on Amnon’s sin with Tamar and Absalom’s rebellion.
Books on 2 Samuel
- 2 Samuel: Your Kingdom Come (Preaching the Word commentary series) by John Woodhouse
- Sermons on 2 Samuel by John Calvin
- 2 Samuel: Out of Every Adversity by Dale Ralph Davis
- 1–2 Samuel: A Twelve Week Study by Ryan Kelly
Audio Resources on 2 Samuel
- Sermons series by John Woodhouse at Christ Church St. Ives in Sydney, Australia
- Sermon series by Liam Goligher at Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia
- Sermon series by Ryan Kelly at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque
You can listen to the episode here.
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, and through books and DVDs in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.
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