Bible Stories for Adults
God Chooses David
1 Samuel 13-17
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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
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?
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?
What did Moses remind the Israelites to do in his last words?
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)
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