Bible Stories for Adults

God Chooses David

1 Samuel 13-17

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18-20)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

Opening Prayer

Saul's Army (1 Samuel 13)
    How many men had responded to Saul's Call to Arms to save Jabesh Gilead?
      1 Samuel 11:8
    How successful was Saul's first battle?
      1 Samuel 11:11
    How did the people respond to Saul's success as a military leader?
      1 Samuel 11:15

    How many of these volunteers did Saul keep for his permanent army?
      1 Samuel 13:2
    How did Saul recruit new soldiers during his reign?
      1 Samuel 14:52
    How well was the Israelite army outfitted?
      1 Samuel 13:19-22

    Where did Saul's army turn after the success against the Ammonites?
      1 Samuel 13:3-4
    How did the Philistines respond to this attack?
      1 Samuel 13:5
    Did this scare the brave Israelites who had God on their side?
      1 Samuel 13:6-7
    How many were left with Saul?
      1 Samuel 13:15

Good Intentions (1 Samuel 13)
    What were the Israelites to do before entering any battle?
      1 Samuel 7:5
    What had Samuel told Saul to do at Gilgal?
      1 Samuel 10:8
    What did Saul do when he saw the Philistines and Samuel had not yet come?
      1 Samuel 13:8-10
    How did Saul explain this to Samuel?
      1 Samuel 13:11-12
    What was wrong with Saul's good intentions and what was his consequence?
      1 Samuel 13:13-14
    Which is more important, what you believe or how strongly you believe it?
      Romans 10:1-4

The Amalekites (1 Samuel 15)
    Who were the Amalekites?
      Genesis 36:9, 11, 13
    What happened when the Israelites met the Amalekites in the wilderness?
      Exodus 17:8, 11, 13
    What did God promise to Moses about the Amalekites?
      Exodus 17:14
    What did Moses remind the Israelites to do in his last words?
      Deuteronomy 25:17-19

    What was Saul's next command from God?
      1 Samuel 15:1-3
    Did Saul follow God's instructions?
      1 Samuel 15:7-9
    How did God and Samuel feel about Saul's disobedience?
      1 Samuel 15:10-11

Good Intentions - Part 2 (1 Samuel 15)
    How did Saul explain his actions to Samuel?
      1 Samuel 15:13-15
    Had Saul really won this battle for the glory of God?
      1 Samuel 15:12
    How did Samuel remind Saul that he had become great from nothing?
      1 Samuel 15:17-19
    Did Saul then confess his mistake or try to pass the blame?
      1 Samuel 15:20-21

    What was wrong with the good intentions Saul said he had?
      1 Samuel 15:22-23
    Which is more important, to give your money or to give your self?
      Amos 4:4-5 (Isaiah 1)

    Did Saul then come clean and confess his guilt?
      1 Samuel 15:24-25
    What was Saul's consequence for rejecting God's instructions?
      1 Samuel 15:26-28
    Was Saul concerned with getting right with God?
      1 Samuel 15:30-31

    What important job did Samuel personally make sure was completed?
      1 Samuel 15:32-33
    Why did Samuel never meet with Saul again?
      1 Samuel 15:34-35

God Chooses David (1 Samuel 16)
    Did Samuel immediately go out and find a king to replace Saul?
      1 Samuel 16:1
    How did Samuel go to pick one of Jesse's sons without Saul finding out?
      1 Samuel 16:2-5

    What did Samuel think when he saw Jesse's oldest & strongest son, Eliab?
      1 Samuel 16:6
    What lesson did God have for Samuel?
      1 Samuel 16:7
    Which is it more important, to appear faithful or to be faithful?
      1 Chronicles 28:9

    Which one of Jesse's sons did God choose: the strongest, oldest, smartest?
      1 Samuel 16:10-12
    How was David's anointing like our own baptism?
      1 Samuel 16:13

The Secret Weapon of Philistia (1 Samuel 17)
    What characterized the reign of Saul?
      1 Samuel 14:47-48, 52
    Who was Saul going to fight in Chapter 17?
      1 Samuel 17:1-3
    What was the Philistine's secret weapon?
      1 Samuel 17:4-7
    What was the challenge of this secret weapon?
      1 Samuel 17:8-11
    What incentive had Saul promised for whoever killed Goliath?
      1 Samuel 17:25
    How long did this taunting go on?
      1 Samuel 17:16

    Was David a soldier in the Israelite army at this time?
      1 Samuel 17:13-15
    What caused David to show up in the army camp at this time?
      1 Samuel 17:17-19

    What did David see when he arrived at the Israelite camp?
      1 Samuel 17:22-24
    How did David respond to what he saw?
      1 Samuel 17:26
    How did Eliab react to his youngest brother's big talk while he cowered?
      1 Samuel 17:28

David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
    Did David listen to his brother, shut up and leave?
      1 Samuel 17:29-31
    What did David offer to Saul?
      1 Samuel 17:32-37
    How well was David outfitted for this battle?
      1 Samuel 17:38-40

    What did Goliath say when he saw David coming to him?
      1 Samuel 17:41-44
    Did David agree the fight would be one-sided?
      1 Samuel 17:45-47
    When the fight was to begin, did David get scared and run from Goliath?
      1 Samuel 17:48

    Why was it important for David to win without a sword or armor?
      1 Samuel 17:49-50
    How did the Philistines react when they saw what had happened?
      1 Samuel 17:51
    What was the result of David's trust in God?
      1 Samuel 17:52-54

    What other personal problem of Saul did this event bring out?
      1 Samuel 18:6-9

Other Stories For Home Study
    Jonathan Attacks the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:1-14)
    God Routs the Philistines Before Israel (1 Samuel 14:15-23)
    Jonathan Eats Honey and Breaks Saul's Vow (1 Samuel 14:24-45)
    David Plays Harp for Saul (1 Samuel 16:14-23)

Closing Prayer

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