NextLevel Online: 2 Samuel

Session 5: David’s Dream and God’s Plan (2 Samuel 7)

Session five covers what may be the single most important chapter of 2 Samuel with respect to the overall storyline of Scripture. Here God establishes a covenant with David that will forever mark God’s dealings with Israel and humanity as a whole. We will learn about the covenantal structure of God’s mission, noting characteristics of God’s covenant(s), what is uniquely emphasized in this one, and how it all points forward to Jesus.



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SUMMARY: Session five covers what may be the single most important chapter of 2 Samuel with respect to the overall storyline of Scripture. Here God establishes a covenant with David that will forever mark God’s dealings with Israel and humanity as a whole. We will learn about the covenantal structure of God’s mission, noting characteristics of God’s covenant(s), what is uniquely emphasized in this one, and how it all points forward to Jesus.

NOTES:

  • This chapter hits different…

  • God is establishing a ________________________ with David.

    • The Old Testament is ordered by a series of covenants.

    • General observations on the covenant(s) –

  • Characteristics of God’s Covenant(s)

    • Promised blessing…

    • Providential purpose…

    • Personal presence…

    • Priority of grace…

  • Second Look at God’s Covenant with David…

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • Would you say you have a relationship with God? What does that mean (since, unlike everyone else with whom you “have a relationship,” God cannot be seen or literally heard)?

  • What teaching have you received about the concept of God making covenants with people? How does what you have learned compare to what we see in 2 Samuel 7?

  • How is David’s covenant similar to others in Scripture? How is it different?

  • Which of the “Characteristics of God’s Covenant” are most personally encouraging to you today? Why?

  • How well do you intentionally sit and receive from God what only he can give?

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.