Tree on a Hill

A Journey Through God's Word

Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.

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1 & 2 Samuel Week 9

Covenant With God: 2 Samuel 7

2 Samuel 7 is a lens through which much of the rest of Bible should be viewed. In fact, the reason why this single chapter is the focus of an entire Lectio is that it is so important for understanding what will come later in the biblical narrative. Full reading and audio »

1 & 2 Samuel Week 8

David Enthroned: 2 Samuel 5–6

In these two chapters, David finally takes the throne over all Israel, makes Jerusalem his capital city, and brings the ark of God there. Full reading and audio »

1 & 2 Samuel Week 7

How the Mighty Have Fallen: 1 Samuel 31–2 Samuel 4

The contents of this Lectio can be summarized briefly as follows: Saul dies and David rises to power. David is not yet king over all Israel; that will take place in next week’s selection of text. But these chapters contain what we knew would happen. Full reading and audio »

1 & 2 Samuel Week 6

David on the Run: 1 Samuel 21–30

David’s story has had a number of dramatic highs and lows up to this point: He is anointed, glorified, and loved, but also threatened to the point where he has to flee. Full reading and audio »