Bible Stories for Adults

David Becomes King

1 Samuel 28 - 2 Samuel 12

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - Jesus in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:30-56; John 18:1-11)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end. Luke 1:32-33

Opening Prayer

The Witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28)
    What did Saul do when the Philistines assembled at Shunem?
      1 Samuel 28:4-6
    Why didn't God answer Saul's inquiry?
      1 Samuel 15:10-11, 26-29

    Since God didn't reply to Saul, how did Saul try to force an answer?
      1 Samuel 28:7-8, 11
    Why was the witch afraid of granting Saul's request?
      1 Samuel 28:3, 9-10, 12

    What did Saul learn from Samuel?
      1 Samuel 28:15-19
    Did Saul believe what he had heard?
      1 Samuel 28:20
    How well did Saul follow through with a fast to the Lord?
      1 Samuel 28:23-25

Saul Dies (1 Samuel 31)
    What happened in battle the next day on Mount Gilboa?
      1 Samuel 31:1-3
    What did Saul do to make sure a Philistine wouldn't kill him?
      1 Samuel 31:4-6

    What was the outcome of the battle for Israel?
      1 Samuel 31:7
    How did the Philistines respond to the news that Saul was dead?
      1 Samuel 31:8-10

    What did the men of Jabesh Gilead do out of respect for Saul?
      1 Samuel 31:11-13
    How was Jabesh Gilead also important at the start of Saul's reign?
      1 Samuel 11:1, 6, 8, 11, 15

David's Response to Saul's Death (2 Samuel 1)
    How did David learn of Saul's death?
      2 Samuel 1:1-10
    How did David respond to the news that the man trying to kill him was dead?
      2 Samuel 1:11-12

    How did David reward the man who killed Saul?
      2 Samuel 1:13-16
    Why did David respond that way?
      1 Samuel 24:5-6
      1 Samuel 26:16

    How did David respond to the men of Jabesh Gilead?
      2 Samuel 2:4b-6

David, King Over Judah (2 Samuel 2)
    What did David do before moving from Philistia to Judah?
      2 Samuel 2:1
    What happened when David and his men settled in Hebron?
      2 Samuel 2:3-4a

    Why wasn't David made king over all of Israel?
      2 Samuel 2:8-9
    What happened when the armies of Israel and Judah met at Gibeon?
      2 Samuel 2:12-13, 17, 30-31
      2 Samuel 3:1

Abner Brings Israel to David (2 Samuel 3)
    What happened that turned Abner's support away from Ish-Bosheth?
      2 Samuel 3:6-8
    What did Abner decide to do in response?
      2 Samuel 3:9-11

    Did Abner follow through with his intentions?
      2 Samuel 3:17-19
    How did David accept the visit from the commander of Israel's army?
      2 Samuel 3:20-21

    How did Joab, David's army commander, respond to David's handling of Abner?
      2 Samuel 3:24-25

David's Response to Deaths of Saul's House (2 Samuel 3-4, 9)
    How did Joab handle the threat he felt from Abner?
      2 Samuel 3:26-27
    How did David respond to Abner's death?
      2 Samuel 3:28-32, 35
    Did the people believe David was innocent or just acting?
      2 Samuel 3:36-37
    Why didn't David have Joab punished?
      2 Samuel 3:38-39

    What happened to Ish-Bosheth after Abner died?
      2 Samuel 4:5-8
    How did David respond to Ish-Bosheth's death?
      2 Samuel 4:9-12

    How did David treat the last member of Saul's family?
      2 Samuel 9:3, 6-7

David, King of Israel (2 Samuel 5)
    Where did Israel turn after their king was killed?
      2 Samuel 5:1-3

Jerusalem, David's Political Capital (2 Samuel 5)
    Where did David find a neutral place to rule (rather than Hebron in Judah)?
      2 Samuel 5:7
    How did David establish the political capital in Jerusalem?
      2 Samuel 5:9-12

Jerusalem, David's Religious Capital (2 Samuel 6-7)
    How did David establish the religious capital in Jerusalem?
      2 Samuel 6:17-19

    Why didn't David build a temple instead of just a tent?
      2 Samuel 7:1-7
    How did God respond to David's request with a blessing?
      2 Samuel 7:12-16
    How was this promise fulfilled?
      Luke 1:31-33

David's Military Success (2 Samuel 8, 10)
    What range of land did God promise to Abraham?
      Genesis 15:18
    How did God fulfill this promise through David?
      1 Samuel 30:1-20
      2 Samuel 8:1 (5:17-25)
      2 Samuel 8:2
      2 Samuel 8:3-8 (10:1-19)
      2 Samuel 8:13-14
      2 Samuel 12:29-31
    Did David claim responsibility for his success as Saul had?
      2 Samuel 22:48-51

David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12)
    What was David's greatest mistake?
      2 Samuel 12:9-10
    Did David apologize like Saul or truly confess his sin?
      2 Samuel 12:13-14
    What son did David have through Bathsheba who lived?
      2 Samuel 12:24

Closing Prayer

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