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Episode: “Family”
The Bible tells of the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this program we look at David’s marriage and family intrigue.
Series: “The Warrior King (2019)”
David-like Leadership for Goliath-like times
This series originally produced in 2009, Warrior King: David-like Leadership in Goliath-like Times not only tells the story of King David’s time; but also the story of our own time. With challenges larger than Goliath all around us, we need Bible-based leaders now more than ever. Dr. Jeffrey Seif taught this eight-part series from Israel. David and Kirsten Hart join Jeff in the studio for up-to-date analysis of each program’s teachings. We also get location reports from Chaim Malespin and hear the music of Zola Levitt.

Caption transcript for The Warrior King (2019): “Family” (3/8)

  • 00:01 David Hart: The New Testament refers to Jesus as the Son of David, why? Find out today on
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  • 00:55 David: We are so glad you've joined us today
  • 00:57 on "Zola Levitt Presents," I'm David Hart.
  • 00:58 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart. Jeffrey Seif: Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:00 David: We are in our series, "Warrior King,"
  • 01:02 and today's theme is all about David's family life.
  • 01:06 I don't think it was perfect from what I've read.
  • 01:09 Jeffrey: And who has a perfect family life
  • 01:12 at the end of the day?
  • 01:13 There's road bumps on the highway of life, always.
  • 01:15 Kirsten: I think his story gives us hope that if we
  • 01:17 don't have the perfect family, neither did King David.
  • 01:21 Jeffrey: We have a perfect God who helps us
  • 01:23 to get through it all, so.
  • 01:24 Kirsten: And all the--I love you mentioned in the program
  • 01:27 today the good, bad, and the ugly.
  • 01:29 I mean, it's all in there for us to learn about.
  • 01:32 Jeffrey: It surely is.
  • 01:34 Kirsten: Right, we have insight now into King David's
  • 01:37 family life, and also we'll have teaching
  • 01:40 with Dr. Jeffrey Seif in Israel.
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  • 01:46 Abigail: My husband had been a fool in not extending
  • 01:49 his friendship to David.
  • 01:50 And now it had come to this:
  • 01:52 a mission to save my husband's life.
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  • 02:06 Abigail: "My master, let me take the blame.
  • 02:13 Please do not think about Nabal.
  • 02:15 The Lord God will always protect you and he will appoint you
  • 02:18 as ruler over Israel.
  • 02:21 When that happens, you will not feel grief over anything for you
  • 02:23 have not shed the blood of innocent people.
  • 02:26 When the Lord gives you success, please remember me."
  • 02:31 I was humbled by David's response: "The Lord bless you,"
  • 02:34 he said, "for your wise advice and what you did.
  • 02:38 You stopped me from shedding blood today.
  • 02:41 Go in peace.
  • 02:42 I will do as you have requested."
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  • 02:51 Jeffrey: Great though David indeed was, he was still a man
  • 02:53 who was subject to human frailty,
  • 02:57 and so it was he was indeed imperfect.
  • 03:00 His acting in a less than perfect manner is underscored
  • 03:04 in the book Shemu'el, Samuel.
  • 03:07 It's a book that's named after him.
  • 03:09 He didn't write it all.
  • 03:10 The reason why is because in the 25th chapter,
  • 03:13 where we are today, he dies and this man's death
  • 03:17 precipitates a crisis for David
  • 03:19 because it was Shemu'el who launched his career.
  • 03:22 We're told in 25:1,
  • 03:25 [speaking foreign language]
  • 03:27 "And Samuel died."
  • 03:30 [speaking foreign language]
  • 03:33 "And all Israel gathered themselves to him,
  • 03:36 [speaking foreign language]
  • 03:39 and they lamented him."
  • 03:41 We're told as well that shortly thereafter
  • 03:44 [speaking foreign language]
  • 03:48 After that, David leaves and he goes to the wilderness of Paran
  • 03:53 and when he goes there, David is still reeling somewhat
  • 03:57 from news of the death of his mentor,
  • 04:00 and as if that wasn't bad enough for the man,
  • 04:03 as with this wagon, he was very low on provisions,
  • 04:07 in many respects empty in fact.
  • 04:10 So David did, and the story's unpacked in the 25th chapter,
  • 04:14 David followed the conventions of the day and he went back
  • 04:19 to someone that should have been a patron to him.
  • 04:22 David and his men weren't out acting as brigands,
  • 04:27 stealing off the land, but rather they were policing.
  • 04:31 As his men were out and about, granted on the run from Saul,
  • 04:35 they still were protecting various estates in the
  • 04:39 wilderness and in the countryside and decorum had it
  • 04:43 that those that protected should be able to go back
  • 04:45 and get some basic provisions.
  • 04:48 Similarly, I have a career as a police officer,
  • 04:51 and I worked as a cop, usually late at night.
  • 04:55 Wasn't at all uncommon I'd pull into a gas station and they'd
  • 04:59 give me some coffee, they're glad that I pulled in there.
  • 05:02 You know, these stop-and-go gas stations
  • 05:05 get robbed all the time,
  • 05:07 and police presence is good, so they're happy to feed me
  • 05:09 a little bit and give me some beverage
  • 05:12 just for me coming in there.
  • 05:14 Similarly, David's men were acting in effect as police
  • 05:17 officers and what happened is, is that when David was running
  • 05:20 low on provisions he went to one fella named Nabal, which means
  • 05:25 fool, and if anyone ever lived up to his name, he did,
  • 05:28 and he asked him if he could help him out a little bit.
  • 05:31 It's the equivalent of a tip. Is he required to tip?
  • 05:35 No.
  • 05:36 Are you required to tip the waitress or the waiter?
  • 05:39 No, but you do.
  • 05:42 But what happens is Nabal didn't and I would imagine it was
  • 05:45 because David was feeling a little rudderless, you know?
  • 05:49 He'd just lost his mentor and he's like a kite up there
  • 05:52 in the sky and he doesn't have the stability.
  • 05:55 When word gets to him that his men and he were disrespected
  • 06:00 by Nabal, David was fit to be tied, literally.
  • 06:04 Went in a rage and he said, "Every man, gird up your sword
  • 06:07 on your thigh," and David went to kill him.
  • 06:11 Think of that for a minute.
  • 06:13 This fellow in a flash of rage of disconsternation is ready
  • 06:18 to go shed innocent blood.
  • 06:20 Now, it may well be that a guy like Nabal isn't fit to live and
  • 06:24 you might have some people in your webs of relationships
  • 06:27 that are like Nabal, you feel so mistreated by them,
  • 06:31 so misunderstood, so disrespected,
  • 06:34 you just know that your world would be a better place
  • 06:37 if they weren't in it.
  • 06:38 Well, you know what?
  • 06:40 That may be true at some level,
  • 06:41 but it's not your job to be judge and jury.
  • 06:45 There's a greater judge.
  • 06:47 In any case, as an extension of his own rage and angst,
  • 06:51 David went after him to kill him.
  • 06:53 Abigail hears of this, Nabal's wife, and she goes and brings
  • 06:57 provision and treats David very, very, very respectfully
  • 07:01 with the net result then that David's anger is waylaid.
  • 07:05 This is extremely important.
  • 07:08 David, then, when he realizes that Abigail saved him from
  • 07:12 shedding innocent blood, he says, and I quote,
  • 07:14 [speaking foreign language]
  • 07:16 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,"
  • 07:19 [speaking foreign language]
  • 07:23 "who has sent you this day to meet me."
  • 07:27 David was smart enough to allow himself to be instructed.
  • 07:32 And I want you to hear me on this.
  • 07:34 As great a man as David was, he wasn't too great to get
  • 07:37 some advice from a woman.
  • 07:39 Would that we similarly were open to advice from all kinds
  • 07:43 of places and allowed ourselves to be led by others.
  • 07:49 male: It was a warm spring evening
  • 07:51 and the king couldn't sleep.
  • 07:53 With hindsight, the roof of my master's palace
  • 07:56 was far too accessible.
  • 07:59 She was beautiful to look upon.
  • 08:01 The king was taken by her and he sent me to find who she was.
  • 08:07 Her name was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.
  • 08:12 What happened in the shadows of that evening
  • 08:15 was just the beginning.
  • 08:17 There would later be deceit, bloodshed, and forever
  • 08:21 a dark stain stamped upon the life of King David.
  • 08:27 Jeffrey: David, David, David. How could you?
  • 08:32 You're a good enough sort, I grant, but in your 50s, sir,
  • 08:37 you surely lost your way.
  • 08:40 This was evidenced one evening, was it not?
  • 08:44 You should have been out with your armies.
  • 08:46 God anointed you to lead, to invest your energies
  • 08:49 in solving Israel's troubles.
  • 08:51 But no, apparently, you retired prematurely and then experienced
  • 08:56 some troubles of your own.
  • 08:59 It's sad to say in the previous segment we looked at how David
  • 09:03 was bested by anger after his mentor died.
  • 09:08 He is good to go to kill someone just for an insult.
  • 09:11 And here, he's going to kill someone just to mask
  • 09:14 his own indiscretions.
  • 09:18 David, David, David, how could you do it?
  • 09:22 Well, the fact that David could do it tells me that
  • 09:25 so could I and if we're gut-level honest,
  • 09:28 so could you.
  • 09:30 David didn't do anything that I never thought of.
  • 09:33 Now, I'm not trying to do confession here
  • 09:35 on national television.
  • 09:36 The point is I'm a man, I'm shackled with the human nature.
  • 09:39 We have to keep this business under control.
  • 09:42 Our story takes place in 2 Samuel chapter 11
  • 09:46 one evening when David let the cat out of the bag.
  • 09:50 In verse 2:
  • 09:51 [speaking foreign language] And it came to pass
  • 09:55 [speaking foreign language] in the evening
  • 09:58 [speaking foreign language] and David arose from his bed
  • 10:05 [speaking foreign language]
  • 10:10 and he walked on the roof of the king's house
  • 10:14 [speaking foreign language]
  • 10:21 and he saw a woman bathing."
  • 10:26 Was David being a little voyeuristic up there?
  • 10:28 No doubt.
  • 10:30 Could Bathsheba have been a little more careful down there?
  • 10:34 No doubt.
  • 10:36 Somewhere between the two, there was an accident,
  • 10:40 there was a spark that was ignited,
  • 10:43 and it set afire a household that tore up
  • 10:46 many a room and many people in 'em.
  • 10:49 We're told:
  • 10:51 [speaking foreign language]
  • 10:55 And the woman he saw was very beautiful
  • 10:59 to look upon."
  • 11:01 David, David, David.
  • 11:05 He saw, he took.
  • 11:10 When he found out later that his one-night stand was in danger of
  • 11:15 being exposed because Bathsheba was pregnant, he then hatches
  • 11:19 a scheme to try and mask his indiscretion.
  • 11:24 Uriah's such a good sort of fellow, a loyal soldier.
  • 11:28 He wouldn't sleep with Bathsheba because his men were in the
  • 11:32 field at the front and so David sent him back to his front,
  • 11:36 carrying orders for his own execution.
  • 11:38 He told his general, "Take that guy Uriah,
  • 11:41 put him at the top-- put him in the
  • 11:43 front of the battle and withdraw the troops
  • 11:45 and let him fall."
  • 11:47 And so it was he did, and the rest is history.
  • 11:50 He's going to then marry Bathsheba.
  • 11:53 Oh, David, David, David.
  • 11:56 For the love of God, man, how can you do it?
  • 11:59 This is a dark side in an otherwise illustrious career
  • 12:04 and we'll look in the third segment--
  • 12:06 we'll come back to this in a moment
  • 12:07 and see how David reaped a harvest
  • 12:10 because of the-- because of his discretion,
  • 12:13 because of his inability to rein it in.
  • 12:16 Now let me encourage you with something.
  • 12:18 It could very well be a program like this that goes
  • 12:21 into millions of homes.
  • 12:24 I know that there are some of you that when I
  • 12:26 talk about sexual indiscretions within the home,
  • 12:29 somewhere that hits pay dirt.
  • 12:31 Now listen to me.
  • 12:33 I don't wanna make you feel guilty.
  • 12:34 What I want you to do is experience the forgiveness
  • 12:37 that David experienced.
  • 12:39 Even a good man like that got himself
  • 12:41 in a good bit of trouble.
  • 12:43 Here's what you need to do.
  • 12:44 Says in the Scriptures that "if we confess our sins,
  • 12:47 he is faithful and just and will forgive us
  • 12:51 of all unrighteousness."
  • 12:53 Let me encourage you to do that.
  • 12:55 Let me encourage you as well to not only be honest with God
  • 12:58 but be honest with another.
  • 13:00 Visit your pastor, get on your knees, reach up to God.
  • 13:03 There's a great and glorious future for you.
  • 13:06 David learned that God's grace even covered this.
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  • 14:31 Right now, let's go to our dramatic reenactment
  • 14:33 and our teaching with Dr. Seif in Israel.
  • 14:39 male: My announcement to King David came
  • 14:41 with no great surprise.
  • 14:43 We had known for some time that Absalom was winning the hearts
  • 14:46 of men through all of Israel.
  • 14:48 Now he was intent on usurping the throne of his father.
  • 14:55 The king acted quickly for he knew that there would soon be
  • 14:59 bloodshed if we remained in Jerusalem.
  • 15:01 The king was escaping from a son who was vexed with power,
  • 15:06 from a son whom he feared and yet loved dearly.
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  • 15:18 Jeffrey: Jews construe that it's imperative for a father
  • 15:21 to teach a son a trade and to learn the religion
  • 15:24 as well, that is, the burden is on the father
  • 15:28 to inculcate certain things in the next generation.
  • 15:31 And in this regard, sad to say, David failed miserably.
  • 15:36 And why is that?
  • 15:38 Because David had too many sons.
  • 15:40 Twenty sons are noted in 1 and 2 Samuel,
  • 15:43 and one daughter.
  • 15:45 And beyond that, we're told that he had other wives
  • 15:47 and other children that aren't even noted by name.
  • 15:51 The man had too many women.
  • 15:53 [speaking foreign language]
  • 15:55 Moses warned, I believe, in Devarim, in Deuteronomy,
  • 15:58 "The kings will tend to multiply women to themselves."
  • 16:02 What happens is, is David had a family
  • 16:04 that was too big to manage, and he wasn't given
  • 16:07 to managing his own family.
  • 16:10 And the net result is that he who could aforge
  • 16:12 a kingdom failed at home.
  • 16:15 And isn't that, by the way, a tragic story that is seen
  • 16:19 played out way too many times today?
  • 16:23 The men go off and they conquer in various ways
  • 16:25 but the children are neglected.
  • 16:28 I mention this here because tragic is the fact
  • 16:32 that David's sons turned on him.
  • 16:37 For me, you know, I'm a dad and I've raised sons.
  • 16:41 The Lord has seen fit to grace me with boys.
  • 16:44 Oh, for the love of God it scares me to think how
  • 16:48 I'd feel if my boys turned on me.
  • 16:51 For me, I like to be respected personally,
  • 16:55 and if I feel I'm disrespected at work or wherever it just--
  • 16:59 it bothers me.
  • 17:00 It's my Achilles heel.
  • 17:02 And if I feel like I'm being disrespected at home,
  • 17:05 that is particularly egregious.
  • 17:09 Rav Shaul, the apostle Paul, alighted upon that when he said,
  • 17:13 "Wives, respect your husbands."
  • 17:15 And then he said, "Husbands, love your wives."
  • 17:18 The respect factor is significant.
  • 17:20 Well, the story in this little segment is played out against
  • 17:24 the backdrop of David not only being disrespected by his sons
  • 17:29 but being forced to flee as one of those sons
  • 17:32 and it's not just one in various ways, on various days,
  • 17:36 different ones weighed in and looked to undermine David.
  • 17:39 Absalom was particularly egregious.
  • 17:43 It wasn't just that he was bent on revolt but he mobilized
  • 17:47 others to knock the legs out of his father David and then
  • 17:52 to usurp his own father's authority and take the kingdom.
  • 17:56 And we read in 1 and 2 Samuel about David's rise and demise.
  • 18:01 We discover that he's forced to flee.
  • 18:03 There's a tragic text here. I can't read all of it.
  • 18:06 At 2 Samuel chapter 15, we're told:
  • 18:09 [speaking foreign language]
  • 18:12 And a messenger came to David, saying
  • 18:17 [speaking foreign language]
  • 18:21 that the hearts of the men of Israel
  • 18:25 are inclined toward Absalom."
  • 18:29 Absalom were he to have had his way,
  • 18:31 would have been David's undoing.
  • 18:34 Truth of the matter and David knew the truth of the matter
  • 18:37 and that is that Absalom really wasn't his problem.
  • 18:40 The problem was is that David sinned.
  • 18:43 The problem was is that David was reaping what he sowed.
  • 18:48 He wasn't faithful within the confines
  • 18:50 of his own marriage contracts.
  • 18:52 He let it all get out--get away from him and what happens
  • 18:54 is he's reaping the harvest.
  • 18:57 Now, listen, there's much in the biblical literature to commend
  • 19:00 that's positive but here's a story that's negative.
  • 19:03 You ever heard the expression that a wise man learns
  • 19:05 from his mistakes?
  • 19:07 Well, that's true but listen to me.
  • 19:08 A wiser man learns from somebody else's.
  • 19:10 Better it is that we learn from David and not repeat it.
  • 19:14 And why do I say that?
  • 19:16 David couldn't take care of his sexual business.
  • 19:18 Too many women, too many kids.
  • 19:20 It all got away from him.
  • 19:22 He experienced God's grace to be sure and was forgiven
  • 19:25 but still the consequences of all that played out.
  • 19:27 Now listen to me, everyone within the sound of my voice.
  • 19:31 We all possess a human nature.
  • 19:33 Better it is it seems to me that we get on top of our business so
  • 19:37 we don't have to go this way, so we can have strength
  • 19:39 in the family.
  • 19:41 All said, I want you to know
  • 19:43 there is a grace that's available.
  • 19:44 God is so very good.
  • 19:46 David finished his days well, his difficulties notwithstanding
  • 19:48 and you can finish well too.
  • 19:50 But learn a lesson from David, the Warrior King.
  • 19:54 David: "The Good, the Bad, and Even the Ugly" is our theme
  • 19:57 today and we've already been discussing a little bit
  • 19:59 about David's family life.
  • 20:02 I wanna hear more about what he's been through.
  • 20:04 Jeffrey: Yeah, we do a lot on Christian television, that is,
  • 20:07 with the good, not so much the bad and the ugly.
  • 20:10 But there's a darker side here.
  • 20:12 Not just in David's life but if I can speak frankly just
  • 20:16 to family systems.
  • 20:18 I've observed in culture there are a lot of us that struggle
  • 20:22 with problems, with betrayal, with disappointment,
  • 20:26 with children that don't perform as we'd like, that turn on us,
  • 20:30 that abandon us.
  • 20:32 It is just--it's legion. It's everywhere.
  • 20:37 Is there a way to fix that?
  • 20:39 David: I think when we forgive, we're healthy.
  • 20:41 When we don't forgive, there's just sickness in our gut
  • 20:45 and I know that in my own personal life I had
  • 20:48 to forgive family members.
  • 20:50 I decided to do that and I could have gone the other way
  • 20:53 and said, "Forget it.
  • 20:55 I'm not gonna have anything to do with my family,"
  • 20:56 but when I forgave that's when healing happened in my life.
  • 21:00 And I think you've been there too.
  • 21:01 Kirsten: Right, and we-- you've probably walked
  • 21:04 through this scenario in your life where your family
  • 21:07 didn't rise to the place where you want them to.
  • 21:10 And it can be something that festers and eats you up.
  • 21:15 We've walked through that before.
  • 21:17 But we can also learn from King David that when he said,
  • 21:21 "I forgive you, and God, give me the strength that help me walk
  • 21:25 through this family situation," God comes in and provides a way.
  • 21:30 Jeffrey: Yes, I think you ought to order this series if
  • 21:35 only to show this program-- if only to show this point
  • 21:39 because I know that you wrestle with it.
  • 21:43 Not just we, but we collectively.
  • 21:46 It is such a problem and your point is so profound.
  • 21:52 We struggle.
  • 21:54 I know as a dad, you know, even if we don't perform perfectly,
  • 21:58 our kids, we always love 'em and to see when they turn on us
  • 22:01 and go south, and the tension, it just eats away and I know
  • 22:07 that there's some of you that struggle with that
  • 22:09 because I just know that I know that I know.
  • 22:12 And the answer is people gotta learn to forgive.
  • 22:16 Kirsten: Right, that's the key.
  • 22:18 That's the key 'cause when we hold it in--
  • 22:20 when you hold it inside, it's eating you up physically.
  • 22:24 I mean, it really does.
  • 22:26 But it's in the forgiveness when people haven't met your
  • 22:29 expectations or done what you believe they should,
  • 22:32 it's in the forgiveness that the life comes.
  • 22:35 David: And to know that you're not alone.
  • 22:37 That even in biblical times King David struggled with that.
  • 22:40 Jeffrey: Yes.
  • 22:42 Now, the word "forgiving" comes from two words: for and give.
  • 22:44 See, that's why they call me doctor.
  • 22:46 I have all this penetrating insight.
  • 22:48 We wanna be the kind of people that give, and in this case
  • 22:50 giving someone a break, allowing the pushing of a reset button.
  • 22:55 So healthy. Correct?
  • 22:56 Mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
  • 22:59 Kirsten: I think we could talk about this for hours
  • 23:01 and I wish we could but we have a time limit on the program.
  • 23:05 Stay with us.
  • 23:07 We have more in "Zola Levitt Presents" today.
  • 23:11 ♪♪♪
  • 23:13 male: For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land,
  • 23:18 a land of fig trees and pomegranates,
  • 23:21 a land of olive oil and honey.
  • 23:25 Arise, walk through the land for all the land which thou seest
  • 23:32 to thee will I give it and to thy seed forever.
  • 23:38 Worship in the shadows of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • 23:44 Behold the land of the covenant.
  • 23:52 Kirsten: I am a mom and a grandma.
  • 23:55 I love being a grandparent.
  • 23:57 And one of our favorite things on our tours is
  • 24:00 when whole families come.
  • 24:02 Our last tour we had grandma, the children,
  • 24:05 and the grandchildren all together, experiencing Israel.
  • 24:09 It's a wonderful legacy to give your children.
  • 24:12 Levitt.com is our website.
  • 24:14 Find out more about bringing your whole family
  • 24:17 to the Holy Land.
  • 24:19 Now, let's go to the Holy Land to hear from Chaim Malespin.
  • 24:23 ♪♪♪
  • 24:31 Chaim Malespin: We're standing here at sea level
  • 24:32 overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
  • 24:35 Now, of course, that's fresh water, our number one fresh
  • 24:38 water source in Israel.
  • 24:39 Well, now that we're very good at desalinization we've been
  • 24:42 able to get water right from the salty sea.
  • 24:45 However, this used to be the only water that we could drink
  • 24:48 around the whole of Israel.
  • 24:50 Now the way this happened is there was a huge earthquake
  • 24:53 where the Syrian and African tectonic plates ground
  • 24:57 against each other, forming the Jordan Rift Valley.
  • 25:00 This mountain separated from this.
  • 25:02 We have here the Jordan Valley.
  • 25:04 Some people feel that this is what Ezekiel prophesied
  • 25:06 about when he said, "I saw a valley."
  • 25:09 He saw the valley, that is, the valley and they believe it's
  • 25:11 talking about this, that the dry bones came together, flesh came
  • 25:15 on them, and it says this is talking about the whole house
  • 25:17 of Israel being resurrected.
  • 25:19 Now, why would people say that could be this valley?
  • 25:22 Well, because this is where it all began.
  • 25:24 In modern Israel it all began here because this is where
  • 25:27 the first ever farms were.
  • 25:30 They're called kibbutzes. The first ever buildings.
  • 25:32 The first ever army of Israel.
  • 25:34 The first ever factories of Israel.
  • 25:36 The first of anything started here, not in Jerusalem.
  • 25:38 It was all in the Galilee.
  • 25:40 And then if we go back to Yeshua's time,
  • 25:42 this is where it all began as far as our faith.
  • 25:45 The first disciples are chosen here.
  • 25:47 They, all of them were Galileans.
  • 25:49 Yeshua was a Galilean, and I'm a Galilean and it's a pleasure
  • 25:52 to show you the Aliyah Return Center restoration station
  • 25:56 in the Galilee of the nations.
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  • 26:30 Jeffrey: What makes the good news so good is
  • 26:34 that the bad news is so bad.
  • 26:37 We looked at some tough stuff today.
  • 26:39 It's in the book so we're game to talk about it, and Dave and
  • 26:45 Kirsten, you gave us a cue-- a clue to how to get the better
  • 26:50 of life's problems through forgiveness.
  • 26:52 David: Can I just say I love the good news?
  • 26:54 We turn on the TV these days and we hear bad news all the time.
  • 26:57 Good news is good.
  • 26:59 Kirsten: We have to hear the good news.
  • 27:00 It balances it out.
  • 27:02 David: There is good news. Kirsten: There is.
  • 27:03 And forgiveness frees us up. Gives us freedom.
  • 27:06 Jeffrey: Yes, freedom is good.
  • 27:08 Kirsten: Yes, come back next week.
  • 27:09 We have more on our series, "Warrior King,"
  • 27:12 and you'll be back.
  • 27:13 Jeffrey: Let's do it again.
  • 27:15 'Til then, shaalu shalom Yerushalayim.
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  7. Israel's Sweet Psalmist
  8. Messiah

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