Family Resources for Bishop's Year of the Bible: Week 47

Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
2 Samuel 19: 14-15
“Amasa swayed the hearts of all the people of Judah as one, and they sent word to the king, “Return, both you and all your servants.”  So the king came back to the Jordan; and Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and to bring him over the Jordan.”  (2 Samuel 19: 14-15)

  • What did you hear?
  • What did the people want King David to do?
  • Where did they meet him?
  • I wonder if the people where happy to see their king?
  • Would you be happy to see the king?

Mon, Oct 18th, 2021
2 Samuel 20: 1-2
“Now a scoundrel named Sheba son of Bichri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there.  He sounded the trumpet and cried out, “We have no portion in David, no share in the son of Jesse!  Everyone to your tents, O Israel!”  So all the people of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba son of Bichri; but the people of Judah folled their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem.”             (2 Samuel 20: 1-2)

  • What happened?
  • What is a scoundrel? -a dishonorable person or evil doer
  • I wonder what he was trying to do?
  • What did the people of Judah do?
  • Do you think the people of Judah were loyal to King David?

Tues, Oct 19th, 2021
Dear Parents, we will finish out the the 2nd book of Samuel with excerpts from “David’s Song of Thanksgiving from Chapter 22, which is Psalm 18.
2 Samuel 22: 1-4
“David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the had of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.  He said:  The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.  I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”             (2 Samuel 22: 1-4)

  • What did you hear?
  • Does it sound like a prayer?
  • What is a fortress? -Stronghold, fortified building, a very safe place
  • What is King David saying about the Lord? -That He is his protector and saves him.
  • Can the Lord be our protector?
  • What things can God protect us from?

Wed, Oct 20th, 2021
2 Samuel 22: 21-22
“The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me.  For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.” (2 Samuel 22: 21-22)

  • I wonder what it means to be righteous? -Blameless, upright, virtuous, fair, sinless
  • How can we keep the ways of the Lord?
  • I wonder how we depart from the Lord?
  • Who would we depend on if we departed from the Lord?

Thur, Oct 21st, 2021
2 Samuel 22: 29, 31
“Indeed, you are my lamp, O LORD, the LORD lightens my darkness.”
“This God – his way is perfect; the promise of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” (2 Samuel 22: 29,31)

  • I wonder how the Lord can be a lamp for us? -He helps us to see good, truth, the right actions to take.  
  • How are God’s ways perfect?
  • Does the Lord always keep his promises? -Yes!  We may forget, but the Lord never does.
  • Do you think the Lord will protect us the way he always protected David?

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
2 Samuel 22: 50-51
“For this I will extol you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to your name.  He is a tower of salvation for his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”  (2 Samuel 22: 50-51)

  • What do you hear?
  • What does “extol” mean? -glorify, praise, celebrate
  • It says, “and shows steadfast love to his anointed”, are we the Lord’s anointed? -Yes!  At our baptism we were anointed.
  • How can we “extol” the Lord?
  • What good things has the Lord done for us?
  • Can we tell people about the Lord?  
  • Who can we tell?


The Book of the Prophet Hosea
God’s first commandment given to us is to Love God with all our heart. God compares His love for us like a husband to a wife. The book of Hosea shows us how to be faithful to God, just as a husband and wife should be faithful to each other. God uses this example to show how He loves us. We stray away from God sometimes and lose faith, we become unfaithful. God is always there ready to forgive us when we are truly sorry for our sin. God will always remain faithful to us.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
1:1 Hosea

"The word of the LORD that came to Hosea, son of Beeri." (v.1)

  • I wonder how the word of the Lord comes to us, like this prophet.