As the sweet psalmist of Israel, an ancestor of Christ, and the founder of a dynasty of kings, David commands our deep respect and affection. Apart from the life of Jesus, the life of David is the most extensively narrated in the Bible—he is the king who most epitomizes the promised Messiah. Students survey David’s life and impact in the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and Psalms.
Matt Candler lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Dana, and their four children. He and Dana serve on the leadership team and are the directors of internships at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City. Matthew is an instructor at the International House of Prayer University, a full-time Bible school, where he teaches on a variety of subjects, including the life of David and the Psalms.