David and Bathsheba

  • If it can happen to David, it can happen to anyone.
  • What is done in secret will be brought to light.
  • There is no sin too big for the grace of God.

Sermon preached on October 25, 2020.

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Digging Deeper

Want to get a little deeper into the study? Below are some questions and thoughts to consider based on the sermon message. Feel free to work through them on your own, as a family or in your small group. (Discussion questions for elementary-age kids can be found below.) If you have questions, please contact us.

Discussion Questions:

  • What were the progression of events David took that led him to sin? What could David have done differently? For further discussion, read James 1:13-15.
  • How did David try to cover up his sin? Why do you think he did this? How do you think he felt after Uriah died? In the sermon, we said, “whatever is done in secret will be brought to light.” For further discussion, read Luke 12:2-3.
  • What does God say about David’s sin in 12:7-10?
  • How did David respond to Nathan’s rebuke? How should we respond when we sin? For further discussion, read Psalm 51.
  • Is there something in my life that I need to make right before God and others? Is there an accountable system I need to put in place that would help me make wise choices?

Discussion Questions for Kids

  • The story of David & Bathsheba is a hard one to read. As we learned last week, David has been called a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22).  We also read in Romans 3:10, 23 that we all have sinned. We read in 2 Samuel 11:27 that “the Lord wasn’t pleased with what David had done.” What are some things you do that displeases your parents?
  • What are some ways your parents respond when they are “displeased?”
  • Read 2 Samuel 12:7-9. What did David do to displease God?  How did David respond when confronted by the prophet Nathan? (2 Samuel 12:13).  The first step to forgiveness is admitting what we did wrong. This is called confession. Is there a sin in your life that needs forgiveness?
  • How was this wrong made “right”? (2 Samuel 12:13,14). Is there anything you can do that God wouldn’t forgive you for? No, but just like David and just like when we displease our parents, there may be consequences. David remained a man after God’s heart because he was sorry for the wrong things he and asked for forgiveness. God loves and forgives his people.

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