The Life of David: Trading Places
Small Group Questions
II Samuel 7:1-14a
July 22, 2018
During our summer series on the life of David, we have reached a point in David’s life where he wants to give God a gift. He wants to build a house for God, a Temple. The only problem is that God has something else in mind. God wants to give David a house instead. This will not be like the kind of house we think about like a house with bedrooms, a deck, and an attached garage. God wants to give David an eternal throne where his descendants will rule forever (the house of David.) This house will eventually lead to the reign of Jesus Christ who would be from the family line of David. This gift that God wants to give David will eventually lead to God saving the world through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In what ways can we remember to be thankful for the incredible gift of God’s salvation for the world?
As we go through our day to day living, we see signs of God’s gifts all around us like the gift of a vivid rainbow that takes us by surprise, encouraging words from someone just when we needed it the most, an unexpected gift just to name a few.
Share a recent time when you have experienced the gift of God’s presence in a real way. We call these “thin place” moments because these are moments when heaven and earth overlap in a mysterious and beautiful ways.
Pastor Robert shared the observation that like David, we think that we are going to bless God with the offering of our gifts but God ends up blessing us even more through the giving of our gifts.
Share a time when you offered a gift or served in some way and you ended up receiving more than you gave.