FollowUp 8-9-17

Message Title: David
Series: Heavenly Heroes

Key verses:
Hebrews 11:1-2, 6, 32-34

Sermon Notes:

1. People place a priority on the outward appearance, but God places a priority on the inward appearance.
2. David was a somebody that nobody really noticed except God!

The inner makings of a heavenly hero:

3. He is humble.
4. He is hard-working and faithful.
5. He is ok to work in solitude; He is comfortable with himself before God.
6. He is a courageous person that loves and defends the sheep at the risk of his own life.
7. He is a person of integrity Ps. 78:71-72
8. He is authentically spiritual.

Follow-up questions from Sunday:
1. Read 1 Sam. 16:7. Share typical situations when you find yourself judging people in terms of their outward appearance. Now read 2 Cor. 5:16. How are we to look at people? What would that look like, practically speaking?
2. The world values people who are physically or materially powerful, but these things mean nothing to God. God sometimes chooses people who are materially well-off (Moses and Abraham) and at other times chooses people that the world would typically disregard (Gideon and David). In all cases, though, God uses flawed people to achieve His plan. Read 2 Cor. 4:7-10. Why do you think He does it this way?
3. Read Ps. 27:1. David’s faith in God was one of the key elements of his life. Share something that you have entrusted to God in the past, or need to trust Him with in the present.
4. Read 1 Sam. 13:14. Why did God seek someone to replace Saul as King of Israel? What kind of a person was God looking for? What was Saul’s failure, according to this verse? Now Read Ps 119:33-37. What do you learn about David, in contrast to Saul? If you were going to be a man (or woman) after God’s own heart, what should the first steps be on your journey?

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