StoneBridge Community Church
Rise & Fall of King David: The Promise to David (2 Sam. 7:1-17)
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    lördag 5:15 PM, söndag 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

"But there are times when our grand human plans to do something for God are seen, after a night of prayer, to be a huge human distraction from what God is doing for us. That's what Nathan realized that night: God showed Nathan that David's building plans for God would interfere with..." Click link to read more.

I. Expectations

II. The Promise

III. The Crisis

IV. A New Understanding

V. More Crises

VI. Newer Understandings

1. Reflect on the expectations you place on God.

2. Let go of them.

3. Pray that your faith is rooted in God's character, and not your own expectations.

1. In 2 Samuel 7:1-17, David expresses a desire to build a house for God, but God responds differently. Why does God refuse David's request to build a house for Him, and what does this reveal about God's relationship with His people and with David?

2. In verse 13, God promises to establish the throne of David's kingdom forever. How does this promise relate to the Messiah and Jesus in the Christian tradition? What theological implications does this have?

3. In the Babylonian exile, it appears as though God's promise to David had failed. How would you have responded if you were in exile in Babylon? What can Israel's response to God's promise to David teach us?

4. How do the themes of human plans and divine sovereignty play out in 2 Samuel 7:1-17 and the way later books in the bible reflect on this passage? What does this passage teach us about the importance of seeking God's will and trusting in His plans, even when we have our own expectations, ideas and desires?

5. What expectations might you need to let go of to see God's work in your life?

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