Your Heart for God - Pt. 1 Your Heart, God Knows

"... he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will." - Acts 13:22

The story of David is a story of a man who's life is an example in many ways of how to follow God well.

These are the small group notes for part one of this series. On January 22, 2017 Pastor Daniel preached this message from 1 Samuel 16:1-13. You can download the notes in PDF format or you can follow along below.

Small Group Notes

Pray that God will bless your time of fellowship in his Word.

  1. Share about a time that you were chosen for something by which you were totally surprised.
  2. Even though God has rejected Saul as King, Samuel has a hard time letting this go (1 Samuel 16:1). Has there been a time in your life when you have been staled in a state of grieving, unable to let go of something that isn't God's best for you? How were you able to move forward and trust God's next chapter for you?
  3. Why did God reject Saul as King (1 Sam. 13:14, 1 Sam. 15:27-28)? What is Samuel looking for as he meets Jesse's sons (1 Samuel 16:6)? What is God looking for (1 Samuel 16:7)?
  4. Who are some people in your life you might overlook based on appearance, status or role/job? How does this passage challenge you to look instead for what God sees in them?
  5. Read and discuss what God says about his choice of people to serve him in 1 Corinthians 1:26–31.
  6. Why do you think the youngest son wasn't even on the list? How would taking care of sheep prepare David to lead Israel? What are some similarities between David, and the Son of David, Jesus Christ? How is Jesus a greater King than David?
  7. At David’s anointing, God’s Spirit came upon him in power “from that day forward”. Read Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 5:5, and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. How do these scriptures encourage you, knowing that the Holy Spirit who came upon David lives inside of you upon conversion? In what ways has the Holy Spirit made a difference in your walk with God?


Don’t forget to close in prayer for one another, especially that we will endeavour to daily live in the power of the Holy Spirit.