May 18: 1 Samuel 6-8
1) What test did the Philistines design to determine if the God of Israel was behind the plague that broke out among them?
2) What did Samuel prescribe as the way of deliverance from the oppression of the Philistines?
May 19: 1 Samuel 9-10
1) What did Samuel tell Saul would happen, and what did happen that prepared Saul to become the leader of Israel?
2) What caused the valiant men to follow Saul?
May 20: 1 Samuel 11-13
1) What stirred up the anger of Saul over the threat to the people of Jabesh?
2) What did Samuel tell the people to do, if they did not want to be swept away by God for doing wickedness?
May 21: 1 Samuel 14
1) Jonathan's confidence that he and his armorbearer could successfully take on a more significant number of Philistines was based upon:
a) His and his armorbearer's ability
b) A dream that he had
c) The power of God
d) All the above
2) What does this passage teach us about making vows or oaths?
May 22: 1 Samuel 15-16
1) What two glaring leadership failures did Saul display in what he did following the attack on the Amalekites?
2) What did Samuel say about God's view of obedience?
May 23: 1 Samuel 17
1) How did Saul and his army react to Goliath's challenge?
2) What can we learn from David's decision regarding Saul's armor?
Sunday, May 24: 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?