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King Of Hearts, Week 8: Know When to Fold ‘Em
December 10, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
2 Samuel 11:1-17

King Of Hearts, Week 8: Know When to Fold ‘Em

December 10, 2023 / 2 Samuel 11:1-17

Today’s Core Truth:  Saying “NO” to more can relieve us from the greatest regrets.
What Sin Will Do:

⇒ It will  you further than you ever thought you’d

2 Samuel 11:1 (NLT)

2 Samuel 11:3-4 (NIV) 

⇒ It will you longer than you ever dreamed you’d .

2 Samuel 11:5 (NIV)

James 1:14-15 (NIV) 

⇒ It will you more than you’d ever imagined you would .

2 Samuel 9:13 (NIV)

2 Samuel 11:27 (NIV) 

Romans 6:23 (NIV)

2 Samuel 12:5 (NIV)

2 Samuel 12:7-8 (NIV)

2 Samuel 12:13 (NIV)

Theme:  If Looks Could Kill

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 is your favorite junk or comfort food that tempts you when you are trying to eat healthy?

Read & Discuss Together  2 Samuel 11:1-17, 26-27
  • How do you think David’s initial idleness and decision to stay back from the battle set the stage for temptation?

  • In what ways can idleness or complacency lead to vulnerability to compromise our morals in our own lives?


  • Reflect on the importance of accountability in David’s life. How might having a trusted friend or mentor have influenced his choices and how we make decisions about choices we make?


  • Explore the progression of David’s sin from lust to adultery and eventually murder. How can a seemingly small compromise and attempt to cover up lead to more significant transgressions in our lives? Discuss practical steps to recognize and address sin early.


  • Based on David’s sin, what were the consequences? How does sin progressively destroy us? Read Romans 6:23 and discuss the ultimate results of sin?

Read & Discuss Together 2 Samuel 12:1-20, 24
  • What do you think about David’s initial response when confronted by Nathan? How does true repentance differ from mere regret?


  • What was the ultimate consequence of David’s sin? When did he repent and recover?


  • Explore the role of God’s redemptive grace in David’s life. How does this story demonstrate God’s willingness to forgive and restore, even in the face of serious sin?

  • Share personal experiences of God’s grace and forgiveness in your own life from recovery from sin or sins of others.

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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