June 8: 2 Samuel 14
1) What does this chapter say about Absalom's physical appearance?
2) After David had banished Absalom from his presence for two years, what did the king do when he was finally reunited with his wayward son?
June 9: 2 Samuel 15
1) How was Absalom able to "steal the hearts of the men of Israel" away from loyalty to David and start a civil war?
2) When the priests carried the ark of the covenant out of Jerusalem and were ordered to return with it, what did David tell them about God and His purposes?
June 10: 2 Samuel 16-17
1) When the deposed king and his entourage was fleeing Jerusalem, encountered the abusive Shimei, yet allowed him to live, what was David's desire from the Lord?
2) How did Hushai describe David and his valiant men to Absalom?
June 11: 2 Samuel 18
1) What did David command Joab and the other commanders regarding Absalom and what did Joab do instead?
2) When David heard the good news of decisive victory over the insurrectionist army followed by the bad news about his son's death, how did he respond?
June 12: 2 Samuel 19
1) For what strategic purpose did Joab urge King David to suspend his grief over Absalom?
2) What was the basis for the disagreement between the 10 tribes of Israel and the tribe of Judah in the aftermath of the king's victory over Absalom's insurrection?
June 13: 2 Samuel 20-21
1) What compromise did Joab offer the wise woman during his quest to apprehend the insurrectionist Sheba who was hiding in her besieged city?
2) In response to the famine that lasted for three years, what was the first thing King David did in light of this crisis?
Sunday, June 14: Discussion Questions
1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?
2) What insights did you gain about God?
3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?
4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?