The Return of the King

November 19, 2023 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: 2 Samuel | A Better King

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 2 Samuel 19:8–43

As we consider the disappointment of David's return and kingdom, what does that teach us about Jesus and his return? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider the answer from 2 Samuel 19.

Sermon Discussion

  1. What are your Thanksgiving plans? Spend some time sharing ways you can thank God and do just that in prayer.
  2. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. How does 2 Samuel point us to Jesus? What does the phrase “A Better King” mean?
  4. Read 2 Samuel 19:11-15. Why does David reach out to Judah? What is his goal in doing so? Does it work (see vv. 41–43)?
  5. What stood out to you from the interactions between David and the three men in 2 Samuel 19:16–40? What can we learn?
  6. Read 2 Samuel 19:40–43. In what ways is David’s return disappointing? How does this point us to Jesus?
  7. Read Luke 19:11–13. In this passage, Jesus tells a story concerning his return. What is the nobleman’s charge to his servants while he is away?
  8. Read Luke 19:14–26. How does the nobleman respond to the faithfulness (or lack thereof) of his servants? What does that teach us about Jesus’s return?
  9. Read Luke 19:27. What does this warning teach us about our response to Jesus’s return? What are the two responses to the king’s return?
  10. What is one way that you will apply 2 Samuel 19 & Luke 19 to your life this coming week?

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