AUGUST 27 DAVID AND BATHSHEBA (2 Samuel 11-12)
1. What were the steps that David took that progressively spiraled downward to his sin? (11:1-5) Could Bathsheba have prevented this situation? Why or why not?
2. How did David try to cover up his sin? (11:6-17) In what ways does one sin lead to another in this story, until David has broken the 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th commandments? Which action do you think was most despicable?
3. What superior character qualities does Uriah exhibit in refusing David’s plot? (11:11, 13)
4. How does this chapter end? (11:27) What tells you that this story is not over?
5. Why do you think Nathan began with a parable? (12:1-4)
6. Why do you think David got so angry with the story? (12:5-6) How do you think David felt when Nathan said, “You are that man!”
7. How could David have avoided these sins in his life? (12:7-10)
8. What do you think of God’s response to David’s repentance? (12:13-14) What is God saying to you through this story?
MEMORY VERSE (5 minutes)
2Sa 12:7 Then Nathan said to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 2Sa 12:8 I gave your master's house to you, and your master's wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
Questions Adapted from Serendipity Bible for Groups and Adult Questions for LESSONmaker.
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A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART Part 2: David, King of Israel