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David and Jonathan
1 Samuel 14, 18-20
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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
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?
As a friend, how much do you love?
1 Samuel 18:1
As a friend, how close do you get?
What is the greatest way a friend can show his love?
How do we show that we are Jesus' friends?
What does Jesus command?
How does Jesus show that He has called us friends?
Why did Jesus choose us?
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