The Victory of God's King

May 7, 2023 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: 2 Samuel | A Better 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.

Sermon Discussion

  1. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  2. 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?
  3. Read Genesis 15:18; 1 Kings 4:21. What is the significance of this chapter in the broader story of the Bible?
  4. 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?
  5. What does the refrain of verse 6 and verse 14 remind us about the heartbeat of this chapter?
  6. 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”? 
  7. 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?
  8. Take some time this week to reflect on what it would look like for you or your family to increasingly pursue “justice” and “equity.”

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