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We're Newcastle Christian Students (or NCS for short). We're a group of students in Newcastle, Australia who want to learn more about Jesus and the Bible. Enjoy listening to our weekly Bible talks (semesters only) as well as talks from special events and camps.

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We're Newcastle Christian Students (or NCS for short). We're a group of students in Newcastle, Australia who want to learn more about Jesus and the Bible. Enjoy listening to our weekly Bible talks (semesters only) as well as talks from special events and camps.

    The Kindness of the King

    The Kindness of the King

    Speaker: Martin Shadwick

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 8/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 9–10

    Talk Outline:

    (Bible reading: 1 Samuel 20:1-17)

    Stories


    Stories about the Son of God (John 1:18; Matt 11:27; 2 Sam 7:12-14)
    David: kindness intended (9:1)
    The King and Ziba: kindness planned (9:2-4)
    David and Mephibosheth: kindness promised (9:5-8)
    The King and Ziba: kindness enacted (9:9-11a)
    Mephibosheth: kindness experienced (9:11b-13)
    David and the Ammonites: kindness rejected (10:1-1)
    When the kindness of God appeared”

    • 52 min
    The Lord Gave Victory

    The Lord Gave Victory

    Speaker: Nick Hood

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 7/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 8

    Talk Outline:

    (Bible reading: Gen 15:12-21; 2 Sam 8:1-14)

    Distracted and immune

    Is David’s reign coming to a climax?

    What?

    1.  Defeat to the West (v1)

    2.  Defeat to the East (v2)

    3.  Defeat and peace to the North (v3-12)

    a.  Hadadezer of Zobah

    Monument (v3-4)

    Helpers (v5-6)

    Riches (v7-8)

    b. Toi of Hamath

    Seeking peace (v9-10a)

    Riches (10b-12)

    4.  Defeat to the South (v13-14)

    5.  The reign of David (v14b-18)

    a.  Victory from God (v14b)

    b. Rule with justice (v15)

    c.  A human kingdom (v16-18)

    Why?

    1.  The Lord’s victories for the Lord’s King

    a.  giving territory

    b. judging enemies

    c.  delivering on promises

    2.  A shadow of what the Lord can do

    3.  The supreme victory and reign of the Lord’s anointed

    • 42 min
    The Promised Kingdom of God

    The Promised Kingdom of God

    Speaker: Nick Hood

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 6/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 7

    Talk Outline:

    (Bible reading: Gen 17:1-8; 2 Sam 7:1-7)

    Good intentions
    Context: In his house & given rest (2 Sam 7:1)


    1. David’s good plan for God (2 Sam 7:1-3)


    The King’s plan (v2)
    David speaks to Nathan
    The tent/tabernacle (1 Samuel 6:17)
    - According to the pattern (Ex 25:9)
    - God’s meeting place with his people (Ex 29:42)
    - Seven months to build a tent! (from Ex 39:22...)
    Nathan’s response (v3)

    Be careful!



    2. God’s interjection (2 Sam 7:4-7)


    A vision in the night (v4, 17)
    “My servant” (v5)
    “Would you build me a house?” (v5)
    Two reasons
    i.
    ii. 
    Other reasons

    3. God’s very good plan for David (2 Sam 7:8-16)


    Past (v8-9)
    Present (v10-11a)
    Future (11b-16)
    i. House for David
    ii. House for God
    iii. Father-Son

    Nathan spoke “all these words, in accordance with all this vision”  to David (v17)


    Responding to God’s promises and plan

    4. David’s response (2 Sam 7:18-29)


    Extreme gratitude in prayer

    Present personal blessing (v18-21)
    i. Humility and trust
    Past national blessing (v22-24)
    i. Humility and trust
    Future-oriented prayer for blessing (v25-29)
    i. Humility and trust




    Responding to God’s promises and plan in the person of Jesus

    • 42 min
    Humilty and Joy in the Kingdom of God

    Humilty and Joy in the Kingdom of God

    Speaker: Martin Shadwick

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 5/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 6

    Talk Outline:

    Bible reading: 1 Samuel 4:1b-11, 19-22

    In the presence of royalty

    1. After victory - David’s next move (2 Sam 6:1-5)


    A great company (v1)
    A great project (v2)
    The journey of the ark (1 Samuel 4:1-7:2)
    - from Shiloh to captivity: “The glory has departed!” (4:21-22)
    - around Philistia: “Let it go back to its own place!” (5:11)
    - to Abinidab’s house on the hill: a long time (7:2)
    A great celebration (v3-5)

    2. Journey interrupted: Perez Uzzah (2 Sam 6:6-12a)


    Uzzah’s act (v6)
    The LORD’s anger (v7)
    David’s anger (v8)
    David’s fear (v9-10)
    The house of Obed-Edom (v11-12a)

    3.  Journey concluded: the City of David (2 Sam 6:12b-19)


    What David did: rejoicing (v12b-15)
    What Michal saw (v16)
    What David did: blessing  (v17-19)

    4. Journey aftermath: the house of David (2 Sam 6:20-23)


    David’s return (v20a)
    Michal’s greeting (v20b)
    David: the joy of humility (21-22)
    Michal: the misery of pride (v23)

    5. Jesus: humility and joy

    • 47 min
    God Gives Victory Through His King

    God Gives Victory Through His King

    Speaker: Martin Shadwick

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 4/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 5

    Talk Outline:

    Bible reading: 1 Samuel 8:10-22a; 9:15-16; 14:47, 52

    Why don’t people believe in Jesus?

    Recap: Abner - rebellion & repentance

    1. Israel and David (5:1-5)


    What the people did (v1a)
    What the people said (v1b-2)
    i.
    ii.
    iii.
    What David did (v3a)
    What the people did (v3b)
    King over all Israel (v4-5)

    2. Victory over an internal enemy: the Jebusites (5:6-16)


    David’s enemy (v6)
    David’s victory (v7-8)
    The City of David (v9-11)
    What David knew (v12)
    What David did (v13-16)

    3. Victory over an external enemy: the Philistines (5:17-25)


    First victory
    i. The Philistine threat (v17-18)
    ii. David inquired (v19)
    iii. David’s obedience (v20-21)
    Second victory
    i. The Philistine threat (v22)
    ii. David inquired (v23-24)
    iii. David’s obedience (v25)

    4. Victory through King Jesus

    • 51 min
    Power and Goodness in the Kingdom of God

    Power and Goodness in the Kingdom of God

    Speaker: Martin Shadwick

    Series: 2 Samuel

    Talk Number: 3/10

    Passage: 2 Samuel 3–4

    Talk Outline:

    (Bible reading: 2 Samuel 2:8-10, 17-28 (ESV))

    The moral ambiguity of life

    Recap - 2 Samuel 1-2

    1. A long war (3:1-5)


    The house of Saul
    The house of David

    2. Abner, the king maker (3:6-21)


    Abner in the house of Saul (v6-11)
    Abner’s offer to David (v12-16)
    Abner’s efforts for David (v17-21)

    3. Joab, the vengeful brother (3:22-39)


    Joab’ displeasure (v22-25)
    Joab’s deception (v26-30)
    Joab’s disgrace (v31-39)
    The goodness of the king

    4. Rechab and Baanah, the king slayers (4:1-12)

    5. The power, wisdom and goodness of Jesus

    • 50 min

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