David and Jonathan

Apr 21, 2024    Pastor Jeremy Roh

Discussion Questions

1. In the sermon, we learned about the growing problem of loneliness in our society, affecting both churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike. Even King David, a man after God's own heart, experienced deep loneliness (Psalm 38:9-11). Have you ever experienced a season of loneliness in your life? What helped you navigate through that time?

2. The story of David and Jonathan's friendship showcases the power of covenantal friendships. These relationships are characterized by unconditional loyalty, commitment, and a willingness to sacrifice for one another, even in the face of difficult circumstances. Have you experienced a covenantal friendship in your life? What makes these friendships unique and valuable?

3. Jesus redefines friendship in John 15, emphasizing sacrificial love, obedience to His commands, and bearing lasting fruit. He models this kind of friendship by laying down His life for His disciples and for all of us. How does Jesus' example challenge your understanding of what it means to be a true friend? In what ways can you

practice sacrificial love in your friendships?

4. We are called to invest deeply in a few covenantal friendships, while also stepping out of our comfort zones to reach out to people who are different from us (Galatians 3:28). This requires us to embrace the diversity of the body of Christ. How can you intentionally cultivate covenantal friendships in your life? What steps can you take to build friendships with people who are different from you?

5. Being a true friend involves contributing to the needs of others, practicing hospitality (Romans 12:13), and bearing one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). This may involve walking alongside friends in their struggles, offering support, and sometimes lovingly confronting sin. Share an experience where a friend demonstrated sacrificial love to you during a challenging time. How can you practice bearing your friends' burdens while still maintaining healthy boundaries?