CTK North Bay
King Of Hearts, Week 2: At Face Value
October 29, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 16:1-13

King Of Hearts, Week 2: At Face Value

October 29, 2023 / 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Luke 6:45 (NIV) 

Today’s Truth:  God’s greatest concern is not the image we portray but the content and quality of our hearts.

⇒ When we are out of options God opens up .

1 Samuel 16:6 (NIV)

1 Samuel 16:10 (NIV) 

⇒ What we consider plan B is really God’s plan .

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)

1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

⇒ God’s many times is the least.

1 Samuel 16:11-12a (NIV)

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (NIV) 

⇒ We all can be “” that God wants to use.

1 Samuel 16:12b (NIV)

1 Samuel 16:13 (NIV)

1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)

Theme: Last Option to Opportunity

Reflect Together

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

Share Together

Can you share a personal experience when you had to look beyond appearances to see someone’s true character or potential? What did you learn from that experience?

Read and Discuss Together

1 Samuel 16:1-13

  • God tells Samuel to anoint a new king. Why did God reject Saul as king? What does this reveal about God’s criteria for leadership?

  • Samuel is sent to Jesse’s house to anoint one of his sons as the future king. What can we learn from Samuel’s initial assumption about Jesse’s sons? How does it reflect our own tendencies to judge people based on appearances?

  • God instructs Samuel not to look at the outward appearance but at the heart. What does this teach us about God’s priorities in selecting the right people and the way we should evaluate them?

  • How did David respond to being anointed as the future king? What qualities did Samuel see in David that made him the chosen one?

  • In what ways do we, as individuals and as a society, often focus on outward appearances when evaluating people? How can we apply the lesson from this passage to our own lives?

  • Discuss the challenges of discerning God’s will, as Samuel had to in this passage. How can we seek and discern God’s guidance in our own decision-making?

  • How does David’s anointing contrast with typical notions of leadership? What can we learn from David’s humility in this context?

  • When did God interrupt your plan A with His plan B? How do you get through this? How about the challenges you’re facing today?
Pray Together

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

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