StoneBridge Community Church
Rise & Fall of King David: Sling and Stone (1 Sam. 17:31-50)
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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The Rise and Fall of King David

Some parts of King David's story are well known - his victory over Goliath, his connection to the Psalms and his anointing as King. But many Christians miss the full arch of David's story. David's story isn't just about victory. It's also a story of tragedy, regret and failed promise. But what David couldn't complete, Jesus ultimately finished.

In this series, we will look at key moments in David's life, both the good and the bad. As we look at David, though, we will also look to Jesus, seeing the ways in which Jesus fulfills the promise David fails.

The Text in Context

"... God will always have His 'Davids' and such men will always have their 'Goliaths'. Sometimes the 'Goliaths' will be individuals; at other times, they will be nations, or even celestial powers. In each case, we must remember that..." Click link to read more.

I. David and Jesus

II. David vs. Goliath

III. King David

IV. Jesus and David

V. King Jesus

1. Read Matthew 26:47-54 everyday this week.

2. Pray that Jesus' trust in God would become your own.

1. What do you think motivated David to confront Goliath when all the other Israelite soldiers wouldn't?

2. Goliath was a giant and a seasoned warrior, while David was just a young shepherd. How does the outcome of this battle challenge our understanding of strength and power?

3. In this passage, David chooses not to wear the armor offered to him by King Saul and chooses to use a sling and stone. Why do you think David made these choices and what does it reveal about his approach to facing challenges?

4. Read Matthew 26:47-54. How did Jesus face this challenge?

5. Read Matthew 4:1-11. How did Jesus face this challenge?

6. Do you see more similarities or differences between Jesus and David?

7. What are the differences? Looking at the differences, which way do you prefer, David's or Jesus'?

StoneBridge will be hosting an informational meeting concerning the church's undeveloped construction pad on Sunday, October 15th. The purpose of the meeting is to update the congregation about a proposed amendment to the site plan that is currently under consideration by the city. This is an information-only meeting and there will be no congregational business conducted. The meeting will begin at 10:05am, immediately after our first morning service. Please join us.

The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley supports those in our community who experience housing and food insecurity. Over the next couple of months, StoneBridge will be collecting items for donation from an Amazon wish list, see link below. All donations must be turned in by November 30th. Cash donations accepted as well, please designate Supply Drive.

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