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King Of Hearts, Week 4: Two of a Kind
November 12, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 18:1-18

King Of Hearts, Week 4: Two of a Kind

November 12, 2023 / 1 Samuel 18:1-18

1 Samuel 18:6–9 (NIV)

Today’s Truth: True friendship is not formed by the click of a request but through a committed relationship.

1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4 (NIV)

Q: What are you looking for in a close friend?

⇒ True friendship is  to another person regardless of their response back.

1 Samuel 18:3 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 7:8 (NIV)

1 John 4:10 (NIV)

⇒ True friendship is through the sacrifice of ourselves for the sake of that commitment.

1 Samuel 18:4 (NIV)

1 Samuel 23:17-18 (NIV)

Colossians 1:19-20 (NIV)

Q: In what ways is God asking you to sacrifice for the success of another?

⇒ True friendship is  only when tested through trials.

Q: Have you had your friendship tested?

1 Samuel 20:41b-42a (NIV)

Q: Have you accepted Jesus’ friend request?

Theme: Forging Friendships

Reflect Together

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

Share Together

Who was your best friend growing up? What is the relationship like today?

Read and Discuss Together 1 Samuel 18:1-4
  • How would you describe the type of friendship that Jonathan was expressing to David? What does covenant friendship mean to you?

  • How does it relate in our friendship with God?

Read and Discuss Together 1 Samuel 18:5–9
  • How do you imagine the tension between David and Saul affects the friendship between David and Jonathan, Saul’s son?

  • Can you relate to any friendships that were complicated or had conflict?

Read and Discuss Together 1 Samuel 20:35-42 (NIV)
  • Based on the arrow shooting encounter, how did Jonathan prove his loyalty towards David?

  • How have you experienced the test of loyalty in your friendship or relationships? What was the result? How did this testing define or mature the relationship?

Read and Discuss Together 1 Samuel 23:17-18
  • In what ways did Jonathan make sacrifices for the friendship with David?

  • Have you made sacrifices for a friend? Has a friend made sacrifices for you?

  • How did Jesus, Son of the King of Kings, make sacrifices and prove His friendship with us?

  • How do you prove your friendship in return?

Pray Together

Take time to share prayer needs as related to friendship/relationships. Are there updates on how God is answering prayer? Pray for specific needs in your group/family.

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