Your Heart for God [Part 3] Your Heart for Friendship

"... 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 three of this series. On February 5, 2017 Pastor Daniel preached this message from 1 Samuel 18:3-4; 19:4-5; 20:40-42. 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. Read the following passages: 1 Samuel 18:3-4; 19:4-5; 20:40-42.

  1. Have you ever had to put your loyalty and devotion to God above a family member or friend? If so, what was it like?
  2. How does the reality that we are all made in the image of a Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, explain our deep need and desire for friendship? What other evidence and support can you give for the importance of close friendships?
  3. What is the main difference between a covenant relationship and a consumer relationship? Do you think a consumeristic, marketplace mindset in our relationships is harmful? Explain.
  4. What are some of the qualities you see in David and Jonathan’s compassionate friendship? Which one do you admire the most? Which quality of friendship do you most need right now from a friend? What is the weakest quality you have as a friend? What is the best quality you have as a friend?
  5. What are the similarities with Jonathan covering David (1 Sam. 18:3-4), and Jesus Christ covering those who believe in him and the gospel? How does having Jesus as your closest, covenant Friend help you to be a true, covenant friend to others, especially when they don’t always return your devotion?


Are there those around you who could use a friend like David or Jonathan? Pray that God will help you to be a friend like Jesus.