Week 7 David

Jul 23, 2023    Erik Miller

Main Point: Walking with God means failing forward and experiencing God’s fellowship and



1. What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged

you? What did you learn about God’s character through the study of David?

2. Read 1 Samuel 16. What happened to Saul that caused Samuel to anoint a new king? What

does verse seven reveal about how God chose David? Why is the heart more important than

the appearance?

3. What is David’s role in Saul’s palace? How is David described in verse 18?

4. Read 1 Samuel 17. What is happened in this chapter? Why wouldn’t anyone fight Goliath?

What was at stake for the Israelite and Philistine armies? What was the reward for the solider

that defeated Goliath?

5. What was David’s motivation in fighting Goliath? What was David’s confidence?

6. Read 2 Samuel 5. After many years of running from Saul, David eventually becomes King of a

united Israel. What did David do shortly after becoming King?

7. Read 2 Samuel 6. Why is moving the Ark of the Covenant important? How did this show

David’s heart for God? How did David celebrate as the Ark of the Covenant was brought into


8. Read 2 Samuel 11-12. Describe the events in chapter 11. What choices did David make?

What choices did Uriah make? What did God tell David through Nathan? What consequences

did David’s actions have for his family?

9. Read Psalm 51. This Psalm is about David’s experiences related to Bathsheba. Describe

David’s prayer in this Psalm. What did he ask for? What did he want from God?

10. Read Psalm 63. This Psalm shows David’s desire to know God intimately and personally. How

did he describe his longing for God? How did he describe God’s love? (See verse 3.)

11. David is described as a man after God’s own heart. After hearing about his life, how can such

a description be true? What does it mean to be a person after God’s own heart? What would it

look like for you to be person after God’s own heart?

12. What is one thing you can do this week to put into practice what you learned in this message?