GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS
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'?