David makes an early and smart political move with men loyal to Saul. The commander of Saul’s army names one of Saul’s sons king. War games result in bloodshed and pursuit. And David grows stronger. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss the meaning of lament and why we should embrace it while looking at David’s lament over the death of Saul and Jonathan. How does David want Israel to remember these men? Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel begin the book of 2nd Samuel. Saul is dead and a rouge Amalekite takes credit for his death to David and his men. David’s response is remarkable and nothing like what this Amalekite is expecting. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel wrap up the book of 1 Samuel. Saul and his sons go out to battle with the Philistines and we say goodbye to all of them. The Philistines desecrate the body of Saul and some men Saul rescued in the past have not forgotten it. Have a listen!
David and his men return home to find they have been raided and all their families are gone. God says they should pursue and take everything back, but they’re going to need the help of a starving abandoned servant. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Saul has to be convinced to eat after receiving news from the raised Samuel. The Philistines gather to attack Israel and David is among them. Some Philistines commanders are uncomfortable with the Hebrews in their ranks. David is sent back but not before a very strange conversation with the king. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David leads violent raids from his new home with the Philistines. The king informs David that he must go with them to fight Israel. Saul is desperate and finds a Medium to raise Samuel from the dead. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David and Saul speak for the last time. Grace is found in some unlikely words from David’s lips. God isn’t in all places in the same way. And David decides to relocate. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David listens to Abigail. Nabal’s heart cannot handle the news of what has just happened. David “remembers” Abigail. And another opportunity to rid himself of Saul is placed in David’s lap. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David provides protection to a foolish man’s flocks without being asked. The fool isn’t interested in rewarding David for this unrequested service, putting everyone who pees standing up in danger. But a woman named Abigail asks quickly to stop bloodshed. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
David has a chance to kill Saul in a cave but cuts off the corner of his robe instead. David’s conscience is struck and gives his longest recorded speech as he tries to make peace with the mad king. And Saul has a few moments of clarity. Chad and Daniel discuss these things in this episode. Have a listen!
A fugitive priest joins David’s company. David comes out of hiding to fight the Philistines. Jonathan meets with David one last time. And Saul is getting very close to his prey. Chad and Daniel discuss these things in this episode. Have a listen!
David flees and finds refuge in a cave. Four hundred desperate men join up with him. And Saul visits the priest who helped David and the whole town suffers the wrath of the mad king. Chad and Daniel discuss these things in this episode. Have a listen!
David flees and makes a stop at a priest’s house and through some clever and not so clever storytelling receives food and a notorious weapon from him. This is the very event Jesus will use later when accused of law-breaking by the Pharisees. Chad and Daniel discuss these things in this episode. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel are joined by Erick Sorensen as well as the hosts of Theocast (Jon Moffitt, Jimmy Buehler & Justin Perdue) to discuss the implications of God becoming flesh. We hope you enjoy this special episode. Merry Christmas!
Jonathan struggles to believe that his father is trying to kill David. A test is agreed upon to determine Saul’s intentions. The king is angry, while David and Johnathon are heartbroken. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Saul returns to madness and makes multiple attempts on David’s life. Michal helps David escape to Samuel. Saul is determined to track him down which results in a whole lot of prophesying. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Saul tries to kill David multiple times without success. David declines an offer to marry Saul’s oldest daughter but then accepts the invitation to marry his younger, but there is a strange requirement attached to it. And Jonathan talks some temporary sense into his father. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.
Saul seeks out more information about David’s family. Jonathan and David’s souls are knit together. Saul makes David the commander of his armies. And the women of Israel sing a song that increases Saul’s suspicion of David. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
It’s all David and Goliath in this episode. David arrives at the battlefield to check on his brother and is deeply offended by the insults of the Philistine Champion and the lack of faith in the Israelite army. David volunteers to fight Goliath but he isn’t doing it alone. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Saul is struggling with an evil spirit, so David is called in to play the harp for him. Saul decides to keep David around him. And the Philistines have gathered for war again, but this time they have a very large man with them. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Samuel and Saul separate after King Agag meets a violent end. God tells Samuel he has a new king for him to anoint. Samuel is worried about Saul, so God gives him a strange way to remove suspicion. And we finally meet David. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God regrets but doesn’t regret like us. How are we to understand this? Samuel is angry with someone. And God is not pleased with Saul keeping the best livestock and King alive resulting in His rejection of Saul as king. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Saul doubles down on his foolish oath, putting Jonathan in jeopardy. The people get their king out of his promise. Samuel gives Saul a mission from God, but Saul’s misplaced piety gets in the way again. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!