Your Heart for God [Part 7] Your Heart for Maturity

"... 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 seven of this series. On March 2, 2017 Pastor Daniel preached this message from 2 Samuel 24:10-25. You can download the notes in PDF format or you can follow along below.

Small Groups Notes

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

Read the following passage: 2 Samuel 24:10-25

  1. Have each person take a coin and look at the date. Then ask each person to share something interesting that happened during that year.
  2. In what did David and his people trust that made God burn in anger over it? How can we demonstrate that we have a strong trust in the Lord? (See Numbers 14:24; Psalm 37:5; Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 38:3; Luke 5:5).
  3. The more a person matures and grows in grace the more readily, and more often, they repent. Share why you agree or disagree with this statement.
  4. In light of God’s mercy and grace, David would have nothing to do with cheap sacrifices. Read and discuss some of the Bible’s guidance about giving to the Lord (1 Chronicles 21:24; Malachi 1:5–8; Mark 12:41–44; 2 Corinthians 9:7).
  5. What are the incredible events that took place at or near Mount Moriah (Genesis 22; 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21; 2 Chronicles 3:1; John 19:16-18)? How does this deepen your love, devotion, and worship to the Lord?
  6. Consider the steps given to David’s son, Solomon, by the Lord in 2 Chronicles 7:14, and discuss the things you can do to maintain a close, worshipful relationship with God.

Close in prayer asking the Lord to help you to grow and mature in your trust, repentance, and worship.