NextLevel Online: 2 Samuel

Session 8: David’s House Unravels (2 Samuel 13-14)

Session eight follows the tragic fallout of David’s sin. On the one hand, David is restored to his place as king, but on the other hand, things will never be the same. Nathan’s prophecy about the sword not departing from his house proves true almost immediately. First Amnon rapes Tamar, then Absalom kills Amnon. Amnon in particular exposes the truth about what happens when we give into sin.



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SUMMARY: Session eight follows the tragic fallout of David’s sin. On the one hand, David is restored to his place as king, but on the other hand things will never be the same. Nathan’s prophecy about the sword not departing from his house proves true almost immediately. First Amnon rapes Tamar, then Absalom kills Amnon. Amnon in particular exposes the truth about what happens when we give into sin.

  • Hearing the Story

    • David is restored as king…

    • Three scenes:

      • Amnon rapes Tamar

      • Absalom kills Amnon

      • Absalom’s exile and return

  • Reflecting on the Story

    • David restored but never the same.

      • David’s sins in David’s ________.

      • David a new ________.

      • David another ________.

    • Note how Scripture trains us in wisdom!

    • Warnings

      • Sin ________________________ pays off.

      • Sin’s consequences felt the worst by those we ________________________.

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • We are all impacted by those who have gone before us. In what ways has your family history set you up for spiritual success? How has that same history presented obstacles?

  • Think about the story of your home church, town, state, country, etc. How have these community histories shaped the way you think about and follow Jesus for good and/or ill?

  • How do you tend to respond to being warned?

  • How has your life proven true the idea that “sin never pays off”?

  • Who will be hurt (in the future) if you give in to temptation and allow sin patterns to take hold in your life?

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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.