‘The King is dead; Long live the King!’ (1 Kings 2:1-11)

The text of 1 Kings 2:1-11 is significant for so many reasons – especially because it recounts for us the death of King David. While David had been such an important figure in the life of God’s people, his death does not receive much attention, except his final words to his son and incoming King, Solomon. And then, he dies… but what of the legacy David left? Isn’t it Jesus Himself? The One who was greater than David? Truly David was great, but Jesus far greater!



00:00 Welcome
Song: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
00:19 Introduction
00:35 Prayer
Song: Beneath the Cross
04:38 Bible reading: 1 Kings 2:1-11
Song: Worthy of All Praise
06:33 Bible reading: Matthew 25:45-54
Song: Jesus Thank You
Sermon: 1 Kings 2:1-11
Song: I Will Sing of My Redeemer
07:55 Closing


• The last words of the dying…
• What we’ve covered so far
• David’s last words!
• Note from the text…

  1. From father to son (v.1-4)
  2. From the outgoing King to the incoming King (v.5-9)
  3. From the throne to the grave (v.10-11)

David’s place in God’s plan
David’s greatest legacy – Jesus!