The Downfall of David

September 24, 2023 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: 2 Samuel | A Better King

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 2 Samuel 11:1–27

What can we learn about the awfulness of sin from the story of David and Bathsheba? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider 2 Samuel 11.

Sermon Discussion

  1. Read through the five lessons from David’s downfall in 2 Samuel 11 above. Which of them stands out to you?
  2. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Read 1 Samuel 8:11–17; 2 Samuel 5:12. What is the key difference between these two types of kings? Which passage is a more accurate description of David in this chapter?
  4. When we consider 2 Samuel 11 in the broader context of 2 Samuel 10–12 (Israel’s war against Ammon), we see that the Bible is far more concerned with David’s sin than his worldly accomplishments. In what way is this a crucial reminder for us?
  5. Read 2 Samuel 11:27. Why is this verse crucial for the story of David and Bathsheba? What is the right response to the idea of God’s displeasure?
  6. How does the awfulness of sin ultimately magnify the grace of the Lord Jesus in the gospel?

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