David | Part 8 | King David| 2 Samuel 1 – 2:7

Gathering Question: 

Can you think of a time this past week when you found yourself impatient?  Did you take a moment to ask God’s guidance in your circumstance?

Gathering Prayer: 

Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name of Jesus, Your Son, we pray, Amen. 

Passage: 2 Samuel 1-2:7 

  • David expresses his sorrow at the death of Saul and of Jonathan by writing a lament.  Have you ever expressed your feelings in writing at the passing of someone you loved or respected? 
  • In 2 Samuel, chapter 2, David encouraged the men of Jabesh Gilead to recognize him as the King of Judah.  Notice that David did not require them to follow him.  Do you think this leadership style is effective for David? 
  • David’s pattern is to seek God’s guidance and then wait for God to provide the next step.  When you ask God’s guidance, are you patient as you wait for His next step for your life? 

Psalm 18

  • What stands out to you from this Psalm? What surprises you? Encourages you? Challenges you?
  • In this Psalm David uses powerful words such as strength, rock, fortress, deliverer, refuge, shield, and stronghold, to describe God. Our God is also a God of compassion. Can you think of several words that reflect God’s kindness and compassion?

*Kairos: the right, critical, or opportune moment.

  • Read the passages quoted in the sermon. What is the relationship between Chronos and Kairos in each of these passages?
    • Luke 19:8Mark 10:46-52Luke 8: 43-48
    • Luke 10:25-37
  • What is your reaction to this sentence from the sermon: “God is not bound by the confines of space and time.  He meets us where we are and when we least expect Him.”

Contemplative Questions

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? 
  • What insights did you gain? 
  • What questions did it raise?

Closing Prayer