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David is the paradigmatic king in the old testament

His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. 

The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation. 

King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.

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Study Program

Delve into this new series with the complete Study Program materials to understand King David and Christ as the fulfillment as the King of Kings. These study materials were written by Dr. Jacob Wood, associate professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville,  under the direction of Bishop Barron. 

Meet during seven 90-mintue sessions to explore the Davidic themes of Kingship in the Old Testament and their fulfillment in the New!  Each section of the study guide provides a detailed commentary on the DVD and “Questions for Understanding" based on the presentation, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Each section also includes “Questions for Reflection" that help you connect the material to your own life and experience.

Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after they view the DVD, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.

Leaders can also register for a FREE online training which teaches the best ways to run an effective study group.

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    “Managing Personalities” - Powerpoint Presentation




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David the King (Pre-Order)

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