God’s Powerful Promises

The promises of God in 2 Samuel 7 may correctly be understood as the focus of Old Testament prophecy, the climax of David’s life, and the foundation for a major theme in the writings of the Prophets that followed.  

Read these quotes: 2 Samuel 7 is:

  • “the center and focus of … the Deuteronomic history itself” (Youngblood); 
  • “the dramatic and theological center of the entire Samuel corpus” and in fact “the most crucial theological statement in the Old Testament.” (Brueggemann)

The Lord’s words recorded here constitute the longest recorded monologue attributed to him since the days of Moses (197 words). The enormous size of this divine pronouncement suggests that the writer intended it to be interpreted as centrally important—perhaps on a plane with the Torah itself.

By | 2018-09-16T21:23:17-05:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: All, Promises|

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Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 23 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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