On April 28, we began our new series, Scary Bible Stories. There are no discipleship materials for this series, but questions are available each week, below.
Discussion Questions for Week 4: David and Goliath
Prior to this discussion, read the story in 1 Samuel 17:1-58
- What insights did you gain from the message this past Sunday? What was most helpful for you? What was difficult for you?
- Read Deuteronomy 24:17-22. What does this say about the relationship between the Israelites and their God? What does it say about human relationships?
- Read Micah 6:3-8. The speaker on Sunday suggested that a spiritual or religious approach that ignores injustice is probably idolatry. What do you think? Why is this matter important, and how should it challenge our faith?
- There are many characters in the David and Goliath story: David, Goliath, Saul, Eliab (David’s elder brother), the Israelites, the Philistines, et al. With whom do you most identify and why?
- This story is typically viewed as the miraculous triumph of an underdog. In what ways is David an underdog? In what ways is he strong and why? In what ways is Goliath portrayed as strong? In what ways is Goliath portrayed as vulnerable?
- This story is set in the context of the larger story of the struggle for liberation and overcoming oppression. What insights does this story give us about facing the giants of injustice? How might we gain self-confidence and encouragement from this story? How might this story inspire more creativity in our approach?
- Break into groups of 2 or 3 and share about a giant you are facing in your life: a personal challenge, a conflict, a relational struggle, a painful situation, etc. How might this story influence how you think about that situation? How might it affect how you act in that situation? When everyone has shared, spend some time praying for one another.
Below you will find previous series materials available for download.