StoneBridge Community Church
Rise & Fall of King David: David Was Sitting In Jerusalem (2 Sam. 11:1-17)
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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    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

"... when Nathan pronounces divine judgment upon David for his sin, Bathsheba and Uriah are depicted as the victims, not the villains. When Adam and Eve sinned, God specifically indicted Adam, Eve, and the serpent, and each received their just curse. This is simply not the case with Bathsheba. Nowhere in the Bible is she..." Click link to read more.


Here is an article that explains why the Bible doesn't blame Bathsheeba, in any way, for what David did in 2 Samuel 11 and 12.

I. David

II. Bathsheeba

III. Urriah

IV. Jesus

Touching on topics like the pitfalls of power, temptation, and moral compromise, this weekend's Bible passage serves as a cautionary tale...

1. What can be learned from David's failure, Bathsheba's powerlessness, and Uriah's integrity?

2. Prayerfully consider how these lessons might apply to your life this week.

1. What were the consequences of King David's actions in this passage, both for him personally and for the kingdom?

2. How does the character of David change from the beginning to the end of this passage, and what does this reveal about his personality and leadership?

3. What role does power and temptation play in the events described in this passage?

4. What can we learn from the role of Uriah in this passage and his loyalty to both his wife and his king?

5. In what ways do we see the consequences of sin and deceit in this passage, and how might this apply to our own lives and society today?

6. Where do you find good news in this story?

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