NextLevel Online: 1 Samuel

Session 6: Israel Asks for a King (1 Samuel 8)

In this session we learn four things about God and four things about sin.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Hearing the Story

What we learn about God

  • God plans good things for those who ______________ and ______________.

  • God does not run the world the way _________ would if we were God.

  • God tests us to strengthen us but accommodates our ___________________.

  • God gives us fair ___________________ but lets us go our way.

What we learn about Sin

  • Sin is driven by the fear that God cannot be trusted to ensure our _________________.

  • Sin is fed by _________________ of missing out.

  • Sin seeks to grasp right ___________ what God intends to give in his own time and way.

  • Sin is deepened by our tendency to trust our __________ more than God’s __________.

Will we let God...

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • With what parts of the Bible have you the kind of experience described in the video? How do those experiences impact you today?

  • If you were one of the Israelites, would you have agreed with the decision to ask for aking? Why or why not?

  • How many times have you made a foolish choice even after it was made clear to you that the choice was foolish?

  • What foolish choices are you making or still considering? Why?

  • How much does the perceived wellbeing of others tempt you to seek what they have?

  • Which of these aspects of sin is most relevant to your faith walk right now? What will you do not to fall?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.