Do We Need a King?

January 9, 2022 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: 1 Samuel | Looking for the True King

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 1 Samuel 2:9–2:10

The book of 1 Samuel is a book all about kingship. But do we need a king? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider the major themes of 1 Samuel and how it ultimately points us to the true King—Jesus.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. What comes to mind when you think of 1 Samuel? What is the danger of reading 1 Samuel only as a collection of good and bad examples?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Read Exodus 19:5–6; Judges 21:25. In your own words, describe God’s plan for Israel and the reality as we begin 1 Samuel?
  4. Read 1 Samuel 2:1–10. In what ways is Hannah’s prayer focused on God providing a king for the people of Israel and not on her personal circumstances?
  5. Read Deuteronomy 17:14–20. What does God command for the future kings of Israel? Why does God command these things?
  6. Read 1 Samuel 17:4–11, 32–, 38–39, 45–47. How do David’s actions reveal a confidence in God as the true king? How do Saul’s actions reveal the opposite? (answer the same question concerning David’s actions in 24:6)
  7. Read 1 Samuel 15:23. What are some ways that we use God’s sovereignty as a theological platitude without applying it to our lives? What are some ways that his sovereignty should affect the way we live? Why does God deserve our obedience?
  8. How does 1 Samuel reveal our need for Jesus?
  9. This Time Tomorrow: How does this passage transform your thoughts, actions, or interactions at this time tomorrow?

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