StoneBridge Community Church
Rise & Fall of King David: "I Have Sinned" (2 Sam. 12:1-14)
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

"David does commit a sexual sin when he takes Bathsheba and sleeps with her, knowing she is a married woman. But this sexual sin is symptomatic,... God is not just saying, 'Shame on you, David. Look at all (your) wives and concubines.... And if none of these women pleased you?...' Nathan tells David the story of a rich man and a poor man. God tells David through Nathan that all that he possesses He has given to him. David's problem is that his possessions have..." Click link to read more.

I. Nathan
- Who is he?
- The parable

II. David's Response

III. Repentance

IV. Honesty

V. God's Mercy

1. Read Psalm 51 once a day for the next week.

2. Pray this Psalm as you read it.

3. Try and commit the Psalm to memory, for those times you feel convicted.

1. What is the significance of Nathan's parable in this passage, and how does it effectively convict King David of his sin?

2. Why is it difficult to repent? Why do so few people practice repentance well?

3. Does David's response to Nathan's parable demonstrate a change in his character from the previous passage in 2 Samuel 11? If so, how? If not, why not?

4. What does this passage reveal about the concept of divine justice and the consequences of sin?

5. In what ways can this passage be seen as a reflection of God's mercy and willingness to forgive?

6. What lessons can we draw from this passage about the role of those who confront others with their sins in a compassionate manner?

7. How can Psalm 51 serve as a model of repentance for us?

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