Through the eyes of Goliyath's shield bearer, himself a disenfranchised, cynical Israelite working for the other side, the reader is taken on an odyssey that spans nearly a hundred years and the cultural divide of the Biblical and pagan worlds. Foundation Stone, the first book in the Shepherd King series, begins from the seemingly small divergent steps of two twin sisters, Ruth and Orpah, both recently widowed to brothers the fate of the world is cast. One chooses the pagan cults and pageantry of the Philistines, while the other casts her lot with the tribal inheritance of Israel. It is their descendants, Dawid and Goliyath, who clash on the battlefield in the Valley of Elah. Two very different ways of life, clashing regularly, each claiming the same land as their own. It is an ageless tale of hope, courage and conviction whose echo resonates in the world today.
DAVID, the Shepherd King is the story of the greatest king of Israel. The complexities of his life are staggering. He shepherded both sheep and people. He was an empire builder but a failed parent. He was an adulterer and a murderer. He was a warrior and an outlaw. He was a musician, composing beautiful psalms still treasured and sung today. His name appears more than a thousand times in the Bible, more than any other individual. Above all, he was faithful to his calling as the mashiach, the anointed one of the Lord God.
Can one servant make a difference? Ron Pegg has taught school for 34 years, coached 213 teams in various sports over a 47-year coaching career and was the winning coach in over 2,400 games and 54 championship or finalist teams. He has belonged to various prayer groups as well as serving as a church elder and Sunday School superintendent for over 35 years. He has been lay supply preacher for 58 years. He is one of three life members of Ontario Baseball. He holds a B.A. degree in history and English and an M.A. degree in educational planning. Ron and his wife of 46 years, Cathy, have three adult children whose families also serve the Lord. The Peggs make their home in Flesherton, Ontario.
In Search of 'The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel'
Author: Joel Willitts
Pubpsher: Walter de Gruyter
In two places in the First Gospel (Matt 10:5b-6; 15:24) the Messianic mission of Jesus and his disciples is limited to a group called ‘the lost sheep of the house of Israel’. In light of Matthew’s intense interest in Jesus’ Davidic Messiahship and the Jewish Shepard-King traditions surrounding King David it is argued that the 'lost sheep of the house of Israel' refers to remnants of the former northern kingdom of Israel who continued to reside in the northern region of the ideal Land of Israel.
David is one of the greatest characters in all the Bible. Very few people have experienced as much adventure as he did, along with all the highs and lows of such a life. He was an imperfect man but he loved God and made himself available to Him. Yes, he failed many times but God never failed him. What makes David so special is that he is a person everybody can relate to. For the benefit of all, God made David's life an open book, one that teaches valuable lessons from his early years as a teenager until the day he took his last breath. "The Shepherd King" gives detailed insight into what those lessons are. As you read this book, you'll soon realize that the more you learn about David, the more you'll learn about yourself. Randall J. Brewer has been teaching and conveying the Word of God for more than thirty years. Gifted with the Holy Spirit's willingness to express God's attitude and clarification of the Word, Randall has distributed a myriad of his publications worldwide over the years. Countless ministers are using Randall's teaching as a basis for their sermons, study guides, and training seminars. Randall and his beautiful wife, Anne Marie, have been bonded together by one God, with one love, for one purpose. Their mission in life is to encourage all believers to rise up in the midst of their adversity and become all they were meant to be, in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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