David slept with Uriahs wife and God was displeased with Davids conduct. Nathan rebuked David for sleeping with Bathsheba, Uriahs wife. Nathan prophesied that the child born to David through his sin with Bathsheba would surely die. As soon as Nathan left David’s house, the child was struck with sickness. David fasted and prayed to God that the child might be saved. He laid on the floor all night. The older servants of the house tried to cheer him up but he refused to wake up. He did not eat either. He was inconsolable. After seven days, the child died. The servants did not know how to tell David because they perceived that if they told him, he might hurt himself seeing that even while the child was alive nobody could console him. David noticed that his servants were whispering among themselves so he perceived that the child was dead. He asked whether the child was dead and they said “YES”. David stood up from the floor. He took his bath and anointed himself. He put on a new dress. He now went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. After that, he went home and when he asked for food, it was placed before him and he ate. His servants could not understand David. They told him that while the child was sick he fasted and prayed but now that the child was dead, he had risen up and eaten food. David replied that while the child was alive, he thought he could pray to the Lord so that the Lord might save his life but now that the child is dead, there is no need to fast and pray again. Now that the child is dead, he could not bring him back to life. According to David, he could go to the baby one day but the baby could come to where he was. David consoled Bathsheba for the lost of the child. He slept with her again and she bore a child whom he called Solomon and the Lord loved this child. God sent Nathan to David, and the boy was specially named Jedidiah because the Lord loved the child.

(i) God reserves the right to give and to take anything from us when he wills.
(ii) All human beings should submit themselves to the will of God.
(iii) In whatever situation we find ourselves, we should be grateful or thankful to God and give him praise.


During Jesus interrogation before Pilate. Pilate was told that Jesus stirs up the people by teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to Jerusalem. When Pilate heard this, he asked whether Jesus was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to Herods jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. He questioned him at some length, but Jesus did not no answer. The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. Herod with his soldiers treated Him with contempt and mocked Him. They wore Him a classic garment and was sent back to Piltae by Herod. Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.
Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and told them that the man they brought before him, accusing him of misleading the people. That after examining him before them, that he did not find him guilty of any of your charges against him. Neither did Herod because he sent Jesus back to him. He further told them that Jesus has not done anythng that deserves death. That he will just punish and release him.

But the crowd kept on shouting in their loud voices that Barabbas should be released while Jesus should be crucified. There voices prevailed that Pilate decided to grant their wishes. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their wish.

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(i) It fulfilled many Old Testament prophecies about Messiah as the suffering servant.
(ii) This incident teaches us that we should stand by the truth no matter the situation we are in.
(iii) We should not bear false accusation against our fellows.
(iv) It proves Jesus as a humble man by subjecting himself to the trial when He knows He has the power to set Himself free.


(i) There were also many women there looking on from afar who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him.
(ii) Among them were, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
(iii) There were also many other women who accompanied him to Jerusalem.
(iv) When the body of Jesus was later taken down from the cross and buried in the tomb, the women were around and knew the location of the tomb.
(v)The women were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome. Luke added Joana, the wife of Chuza.
(vi)The women then saw the vision of the angel who gave them information regarding the resurrection of Christ.

(i) When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, (named Joseph), who was a disciple of Jesus.
(ii) He was a respected and upright member of the Jewish Council (Sanhedrin) and was looking for the kingdom of God.
(iii) At the trial of Jesus, he was said to be opposed to the action of the Sanhedrin in condemning Jesus.
(iv) After the crucifixion, he went to Pilate in the evening and asked for the body of Jesus.
(v) He took the body, wrapped it in a clean shroud, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn in the rock.
(vi) He rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and departed.

(i)The High Priest presented the sin offering for the nation as occasion required. It speaks of the Lord Jesus presenting Himself as a sin offering for the sins of His people.
(ii)The High Priest performed the atoning sacrifice and burnt offering on the great Day of Atonement once a year, entering the Holy of Holies with the blood from the sacrifice
(iii)The High Priest also play a role by letting them to know that Christ gave Himself as that whole burnt offering to atone for His people on the Cross; the fulfillment of the great Day of Atonement.
(iv)The High Priest used the Urim and the Thummim to inform the people of the will of the Lord in matters concerning their nation.
(v)The High Priest was an important civil ruler as well as a spiritual head for the nation. This testifies of the Lord Jesus, Who is King of His church to govern and protect them as well as Priest to intercede and atone for them.
(vi)The High Priest supervised the rest of the criminal name barabbas and the entire tabernacle or temple worship. So, also, Christ; as the Great High Priest, walks in the midst of the Golden Can­dlesticks


In Pauls teaching, he said that since no man could claim perfection, he could not be justified by acts of the law, but only by faith in Jesus Christ. Abraham was righteous not by the law, but by act of his faith in Gods promise. Those who believe in salvation through obedience to the law have no claim to faith. Those who believe in Gods promise through faith as Abraham did are heirs of Gods kingdom. Law brings punishment because it leads to the knowledge of sin and transgression. Faith is based on grace, love and peace. Though Abraham was 100 years and his wife m promise of a child. And God gave unto them Isaac. In other words Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about but not before God. Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, So shall your offspring be. Without weakening in his faith, He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

(i) Faith assures Christians of eternal salvation.
(ii) Faith motivates our minds to the assurance of Gods power and will to act in our lives
(iii) Faith which gives courage and confidence, Christians counter the challenges of life.

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