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Ken’s Main Points

  • A King Who Submits
  • A King Who Sins
  • A King Who is Humbled

Questions

  • How would you describe David?  What words or phrases would you use?
  • How were you challenged by Ken’s assertion that the titles get messy in David’s complex, fallen world?
  • In what ways have you identified with David in the past?  Has your identification changed?
  • What surprises you most about the life of David?
  • Ken talked about the already/not yet tension of living in the Kingdom of God with Jesus as your King; surrounded by little kingdoms warring against you.  Can you identify with this tension?  What is the hardest thing about living in this tension?  How does the reality of King Jesus on the throne in this struggle help you in the day-to-day?
  • Spend some time discussing the difference between grasping and trusting.
  • What do you think about David being called a man after God’s own heart in light of his impressive sin resume?  Does it bring you comfort?
  • How do you define repentance?  What did you learn about repentance that you can put into practice?

Some thoughts/suggestions…

  • Listen to the song “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
  • Think about some of these quotes
  • The life of King David is meant to be a mirror that shows us King Jesus.
  • It is easier to cry against one thousand sins of others than to kill one of your own.  John Flavel (17th Century Puritan)
  • God’s will must be achieved God’s way.
  • When you reject whatever idol is your king, it fights back with a vengeance.
  • Who’s got it better than us?
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