NextLevel Online: 2 Samuel

Session 2: What Kind of King? (2 Samuel 1:1-2:7)

Session two examines the opening scene of 2 Samuel in which David responds to the death of Saul, the previous (and first) king of Saul and his personal enemy. The question this text raises is what kind of king David will be, specifically in comparison to Saul. We will also reflect on how to connect David’s royal responsibilities with God’s calling on each of our lives.



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SUMMARY: Session two examines the opening scene of 2 Samuel in which David responds to the death of Saul, the previous (and first) king of Saul and his personal enemy. The question this text raises is what kind of king David will be, specifically in comparison to Saul. We will also reflect on how to connect David’s royal responsibilities with God’s calling on each of our lives.

NOTES:

  • Hearing the Story

    • David learns of Saul’s death (1:1-16)

    • David leads Israel in lament (1:17-27)

    • David is anointed King of Judah (2:1-7)

  • Reflecting on the Story

    • Saul is gone. Will David be more of the same?

    • Moving from David (through Jesus) to you…

    • What kind of king or queen are you?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • What do you know about David? What do you think of him, and why?

  • If you were David, how do you think you would’ve responded to Saul’s death?

  • What surprises you most about David in this story?

  • Do you understand the connection made between David, Jesus, and you?

  • Whether big or small, you are a person of influence. Are you stewarding your “kingdom” or “queendom” more like Saul or David?

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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.