293.1: Cycles of Sin or Salvation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Updated)

June 23, 2018

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“Create in Me a Clean Heart”


The story of David and Bathsheba is not only one of the best known and best told stories in all of scripture, it also relates more than we would like to each of our lives. The story of David is the story of the human condition, in particular the way that one poor choice can set off a chain of even poorer choices, with devastating consequences. This update focuses on how we can use honesty and humble openness to trigger virtuous rather than vicious cycles.


Class Member Reading: 2 Samuel 11, 12; Psalm 51

Additional Reading: 2 Samuel 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Other Reading: 2 Samuel 13-20 (Consequences of David’s personal failings)


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Thanks to Trent Oliphant for updating and reissuing the episodes.