A study by Word On Fire| Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 am Seven (7) sessions beginning on January 11, 2022
Adam, the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden, was called to govern the garden according to God’s will and purpose, but he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order 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. God promised a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation. This study will look back to Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.