Bible Stories for Adults

David and Jonathan

1 Samuel 14, 18-20

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    Next Week - David Forgives Saul (1 Samuel 21-30)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Opening Prayer

Jonathan at Gilgal (1 Samuel 14:1-23)
    Who was Jonathan?
      1 Samuel 14:49
    What had Jonathan done to aggravate the Philistines?
      1 Samuel 13:3
    What did the Philistines do in response?
      1 Samuel 13:5
    How did Saul show his poor discernment at Gilgal?
      1 Samuel 13:11-12

    How did Jonathan show his faith at Gilgal?
      1 Samuel 14:6-7
    He had not inquired of the Lord. How would he know if God was with him?
      1 Samuel 14:8-10
    What did the Philistines think when they saw Jonathan and his armor bearer?
      1 Samuel 14:11-12
    Was Jonathan correct in trusting God for success?
      1 Samuel 14:13-14
    How did God use Jonathan's success to save Israel from this massive army?
      1 Samuel 14:15-16
    How did Saul again show his weak faith?
      1 Samuel 14:17-19
    Did God withdraw the support He began with Jonathan?
      1 Samuel 14:20-23

Jonathan and Saul's Rash Vow (1 Samuel 14:24-45)
    What rash vow had Saul made during the heat of battle at Gilgal?
      1 Samuel 14:24
    How did Saul make this vow even more rash after getting no reply from God?
      1 Samuel 14:37-39
    What had Jonathan done?
      1 Samuel 14:25-27
    Did Saul fulfill the promise of his rash vow?
      1 Samuel 14:41-45

Jonathan's Friend David (1 Samuel 18:1-4)

    Where did David live after he killed Goliath?
      1 Samuel 18:2
    What did Jonathan think of this new addition to the family?
      1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4
    What did other members of the royal family think of the new addition?
      1 Samuel 18:20

Saul's Jealousy (1 Samuel 18:5-29)
    How did God bless David while he was with Saul's family?
      1 Samuel 18:5
    How did Saul feel about David's success?
      1 Samuel 18:6-9
    How serious was Saul's jealousy?
      1 Samuel 18:10-11

    Why did Saul offer his daughters to David in marriage?
      1 Samuel 18:17, 21
    How was this repeated in Saul's response to David's excuse of unworthiness?
      1 Samuel 18:23-25
    How did David respond to Saul's price?
      1 Samuel 18:26-27
    Did David's price of 200 Philistines please Saul?
      1 Samuel 18:28-29
    Did Saul's attempt to have David fall at the hands of the Philistines ever have any success?
      1 Samuel 18:30

Dad Threatens Jonathan's Friend (1 Samuel 19)

    What did Jonathan do when he heard his dad wanted to kill David?
      1 Samuel 19:1-3
    How did Jonathan stand up to his dad for David?
      1 Samuel 19:4-7

    Was Saul's acceptance of David permanent?
      1 Samuel 19:8-10
    How did Michal save David when she heard that her dad wanted to kill him?
      1 Samuel 19:11-17
    To whom did David flee?
      1 Samuel 19:18

A Friend You Can Count On (1 Samuel 20:1-23)
    Who did David go to when Saul pursued him at Ramah?
      1 Samuel 20:1-2
    Why did David think Jonathan was ignorant of Saul's intent to kill him?
      1 Samuel 20:3
    What test did David devise to prove Saul's intent to Jonathan?
      1 Samuel 20:4-7

    Did Jonathan agree with this plan?
      1 Samuel 20:12-13
    How did Jonathan and David affirm their friendship at this point of crisis?
      1 Samuel 20:14-17, 23
    How would Jonathan get word to David without letting Saul find David?
      1 Samuel 20:19-22

The Test (1 Samuel 20:24-42)
    What happened on the first night of the festival?
      1 Samuel 20:24-26
    What happened on the second night of the festival?
      1 Samuel 20:27-29
    How did Saul respond to Jonathan's answer?
      1 Samuel 20:30

    Why did Saul feel that Jonathan should also want David dead?
      1 Samuel 20:31
    Was Jonathan concerned with protecting the throne?
      1 Samuel 23:15-18

    How serious was Saul's intent to kill David?
      1 Samuel 20:32-33
    How did Jonathan react once he knew his father wanted to kill David?
      1 Samuel 20:34-40

    How upset was David that he would have to leave his friend?
      1 Samuel 20:41
    What were their last words before David left?
      1 Samuel 20:42

What is a Friend? (John 15:13-17)
    As a friend, what times do you love?
      Proverbs 17:17
    As a friend, how much do you love?
      1 Samuel 18:1
    As a friend, how close do you get?
      Proverbs 18:24

    What is the greatest way a friend can show his love?
      John 15:13
    How do we show that we are Jesus' friends?
      John 15:14
    What does Jesus command?
      John 15:17

    How does Jesus show that He has called us friends?
      John 15:15
    Why did Jesus choose us?
      John 15:16

Closing Prayer

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