Under God, For His People

November 19, 2023 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: 1 Samuel

Passage: 2 Samuel 2:1-4, 2 Samuel 5:1-7, 2 Samuel 5:10, 2 Samuel 5:12, 2 Samuel 5:17-25

Memory Verse for the Week: 2 Samuel 5:12 (ESV)

And David knew that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

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INTRO: What character traits would you expect to see in a good leader?

What does God’s leadership look like?

How do we oppose His Kingdom?

How is David’s life holy in that it is unique?


1. Worship the LORD for His wisdom, power and goodness. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that he leads us with perfect integrity and mercy when in His power, He could justly blot us out.

2. How have you lived expediently (questioning the wisdom of God’s Word) or defiantly (willfully opposed to the LORD)? Confess your rebellion to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and heal your heart.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His faithful work as our Anointed King and Savior. Thank Him for faithfully obeying the Father’s assignment to give Himself, by His death and resurrection, to save rebels like us.

4. Who do you know that is a faithful, Christ-like leader? Pray for them, asking the Lord to empower them, preserve them by His grace, and help them to be a blessing to His people.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love, goodness and faithfulness. Pray for His help to establish you in the daily habits of seeking God by His means of grace.

Looking Back

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