Old Testament Lesson: I Samuel 16:4-13 (Samuel anoints David as King of Israel)
Gospel Lesson: Luke 1:26-33 (Jesus will reign on David’s throne forever)
David was the greatest King in the history of Israel – a man after God’s own heart. But he was not without failure! In his weakness he committed adultery, and then murder to cover it up. His sins led to great pain and suffering for him, his family, and his nation for generations to come. Healing from that kind of evil and suffering can only come from God, through repentance and forgiveness in Jesus.