Fr. Josiah Trenham
Explore the life of the Holy Prophet and King David, a man with a “heart for God.” Through his life we learn how to live with godly devotion, true repentance, and discover the prophecy regarding the true Son of David, King of Kings, Jesus Christ the Lord. Christians are indebted to no one in the Old Testament more than to the Holy Prophet and King, David. He alone, amongst all the believers in the ancient covenant, is described by the Lord as having a “heart for God.” David’s sin, in infamy 2nd only to that of Adam, has been meditated upon by believers, as has David’s deep repentance - which has provided an image for countless penitents to imitate over the centuries in order to find peace with God. In this series, the entire life of King David from his early rise as a humble shepherd, to his years in hiding from Saul, to the magnificent covenant that God cut with him which provided the prism through which believers have come to understand He Who is the ultimate Son of David, the true King of Kings who reigns on David’s throne at the right hand of the Father; the one’s whose heart is gentle and perfect: Jesus Christ the Lord.
Lecture # 1 The Rise of a Humble Shepherd
Lecture # 2 Killing Giants: David and Goliath
Lecture # 3 Hunted: David and Saul
Lecture # 4 Soul Friendship: David and Jonathan
Lecture # 5 Davidic Covenant and Coronation
Lecture # 6 The Wars of the King
Lecture # 7 Sin and Repentance
Lecture # 8 Suffering in Family and Kingdom
Lecture # 9 The Sweet Psalmist of Israel
Lecture # 10 The Last Days of the King
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.