Study of David Part 1
May 22, 2022

Study of David Part 1

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Passage: Acts 13:22
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Study of David Part 1

David’s life before becoming King

 Lesson ObjectiveA review of the life of David and how we can learn from both his shortcomings and triumphs so that we can be a man after God’s own heart.

Personal Objectives:

  • Understand why David was called a man after God’s own heart
  • Understand the importance of true repentance
  • Differentiate between David and Saul
  • Be able to identify the character flaws of David
  • Identify lessons to be learned from those character flaws

Scripture: Acts 13: 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

 

  1. Introduction-
    1. Who was David?
      1. Perhaps more written about David than any one man in the Old Testament
      2. The lineage of Christ
  • Greatest King of Israel
  1. Man after God’s own heart Acts 13: 22 and 1 Samuel 13: 14
  1. Why man after God’s own heart?
    1. “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man” Proverbs 28:14
    2. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” Luke 6:45.
  • Psalms 23 – God was his shepherd
  1. David anointed by Samuel
    1. Saul was rejected by God 1 Samuel Chapter 15
    2. David anointed by Samuel
      1. Samuel concerned for his life1 Samuel 16: 1-3
      2. God tells Samuel the criteria for the King 1 Samuel 16: 6-7
    3. David enters the service of Saul
      1. David plays the lyre for Saul to calm his spirit

 

  1. David fights Goliath
    1. Goliath mocks God and the Israelites
      1. 1 Samuel 17: 8-11
      2. David’s brother shows jealousy 17: 28
  • David explains to Saul that he can fight Goliath and explains why 17: 34
  1. Saul gives David his armor but David refuses 17: 38
  1. David fights Goliath
    1. David explains the power of God 17:47
    2. David runs quickly to Goliath and defeats him with one stone 17: 48-49
  1. Jonathan and David become friends /Saul becomes jealous
    1. Jonathan and David make a covenant
      1. 1 Samuel 18: 1-4
    2. Saul becomes jealous of David
      1. When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres.As they danced, they sang:

“Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his tens of thousands.”

 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. 1 Samuel 18: 6-8

  1. Saul tries to have David killed 1 Samuel 18: 17  Saul said to David, “Here is my older daughter Merab. I will give her to you in marriage; only serve me bravely and fight the battles of the Lord.” For Saul said to himself, “I will not raise a hand against him. Let the Philistines do that!”
  2. Jonathan and David make another oath
    1. Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’” Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town 1 Samuel 20: 42
  3. David begins his journey of deceit
    1. David lies cause a death
      1. 1 Samuel 21: 1

 

 

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