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King Of Hearts, Week 5: A King Trumps All
Archived – November 19, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 24:1-21

King Of Hearts, Week 5: A King Trumps All

November 19, 2023 / Dan McEvoy / 1 Samuel 24:1-21

1 Samuel 22:1a (NIV)

Psalms 142:1-7 (Message)

1 Samuel 22:1b-2 (NIV)

Today’s Truth:  When you know God’s heart you won’t try to force his hand.

1 Samuel 24:3a-4 (NIV)

⇒ Be careful not to corners in integrity.

Matthew 26:41 (NIV)

⇒ Our spirit-lead can be our greatest ally.

1 Samuel 24:5 (NIV)

⇒ Mess with   and it will mess you up.

1 Samuel 24:6-7 (NIV)

1 Peter 2:13a (NIV)

1 Samuel 24:9-12 (NIV)

1 Samuel 24:17-21 (NIV)

⇒ God is the one that ; it’s not our job.

Romans 12:19 (NIV)

1 Peter 3:9 (Message)

Theme: Not Caving In

Reflect Together

What impacted you the most from last Sunday’s Message as well as from the King of Hearts Growth guides?

Share Together

What was your favorite rivalry of all time?

Read and Discuss Together 1 Samuel 24:1-21
  • What emotions and thoughts do you think were going through David’s mind as he encountered Saul in the cave? How about Saul’s emotions?

  • In what ways do you think David’s actions in sparing Saul’s life demonstrate qualities like mercy, humility, and trust in God’s timing?

  • How can we apply the principle of “not taking matters into our own hands” in our own lives, and trust God’s timing and justice?

  • Consider David’s words to Saul after sparing his life. How do you interpret David’s appeal to Saul’s conscience and his trust in God’s judgment?

  • Reflect on a time when you had the opportunity to retaliate or seek revenge but you chose not to. What were the outcomes? What did you learn from that experience?

  • How does David’s response to Saul reflect his commitment to honoring authority and God’s anointing?

  • In what ways can we navigate situations where we may be mistreated or facing conflict, while still maintaining a respectful and honoring attitude toward authority figures?

  • How does this passage illustrate the theme of God’s sovereignty and His ability to work through challenging circumstances for His purposes in our own lives?

Pray Together 

Take time to share prayer needs and updates on how God is answering prayer. Pray for specific needs in your group/family.

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