The Victory of God's King
Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 2 Samuel 8:1–18
What does a chapter filled with military battles tell us about our faith today? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we look at 2 Samuel 8.
- What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
- Read 2 Samuel 7:10–11; 8:11. What does the “after this” of verse 1 tell us about God’s character? Why is it important to remind ourselves of God’s character?
- Read Genesis 15:18; 1 Kings 4:21. What is the significance of this chapter in the broader story of the Bible?
- Read 2 Samuel 8:9–10. In our sermon we heard, “Just like in David’s day, there are only two possible responses to the kingdom of God.” What are these two responses? How does 2 Samuel 8 point us to Jesus?
- What does the refrain of verse 6 and verse 14 remind us about the heartbeat of this chapter?
- Read 2 Samuel 8:15; Job 29:11–17. What do the words “justice” and “equity” mean? What do they look like? Do others know you as a person of “justice” and “equity”?
- Read Matthew 16:24. What did joining God’s king cost Toi? What does it cost us? What does it look like for you to prioritize the kingdom of God in your life this week?
- Take some time this week to reflect on what it would look like for you or your family to increasingly pursue “justice” and “equity.”