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Week Twelve (Sermon on Chapter 12 will be on 1/10):
Chapter 12: The Trials of a King
Focus: David
Related Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11-12; 18-19; 1 Chronicles 22; 29; Psalms 23; 32; 51

Discussion Sessions:
Wednesday: 10:10 AM
Thursday: 6:45 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM

Questions to think about as you read (page 478 at back of book)

  1. What were some factors that led to David’s sin with Bathsheba?
  2. Both Saul and David sinned against God, yet how did their responses differ?  What was the result of their responses?
  3. How did David’s sins affect the future of his family?
  4. David was allowed to plan the temple, but God told him that his son would be the one to actually build it.  How do you think David felt about that?  How did David respond?
  5. Do you, like David, give God credit and praise for your successes and accomplishments?

Fun games to play (courtesy of D. Pleacher, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins CO)

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