Our Bible study for the week of November 18th is on First and Second Samuel. Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

CLICK HERE to view the Bible study video. (Be sure to watch the video for 2 Samuel as well. It should cue up next.)

READINGS & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1 SAMUEL

READ 2:1-8                      How does Hannah see God at work in her song?

                                         Does this song remind you of any other songs?

READ 13:8-15                   Which of Saul’s character flaws are revealed in this section? What are the results?

READ 16:1-13                   What was God communicating by passing over all of Jesse’s sons before picking David?

2 SAMUEL

READ 7:1-17                     What does David want to do for God?

                                         How does God turn things around on him?

                               In what ways today is David’s house and kingdom “established forever?”

READ 11:1-5, 14-15, 26-27          In what ways does one sin lead to another in the story of David’s fall?

READ 12:9-15                   What are the consequences of David’s sin?

                                         How is God’s grace evident in spite of his sin?             

READ PSALM 51                   How does knowing the backstory of this psalm affect the way we might hear it in worship?