God’s Covenant with David

Jun 16, 2024    Pastor Jeremy Roh

Discussion Questions

1) David's heart was filled with gratitude and a desire to honor God, leading him to plan the construction of a magnificent temple. However, God revealed that this was not His plan for David. Have you ever felt a strong desire to do something for God, only to realize that it was not part of His plan? How did you respond, and what did you learn from that experience?

2) The sermon highlights the importance of seeking God's will above our own good intentions and resources. Even when our motives are pure, we must align our plans with God's purposes. In what areas of your life do you find it most challenging to seek God's will above your own? How can you cultivate a heart that is more attuned to His leading?

3) God's response to David emphasizes His sovereignty and power, reminding us that He does not need physical structures or impressive offerings to be present among His people. How does understanding God's sovereignty and self-sufficiency impact your perspective on worship and service? In what ways can we honor God beyond physical offerings and grand gestures?

4) David's story demonstrates the importance of humility and submission in our worship and service to God. True worship involves recognizing our own limitations and surrendering our ambitions to Him. Share an experience where you had to lay down your own plans or desires in order to follow God's will. What challenges did you face, and how did submitting to God's plan ultimately impact your life?

5) The sermon concludes by emphasizing that true joy and fulfillment come from being in the center of God's will, even when it differs from our own plans and expectations. How has aligning yourself with God's purposes brought you a sense of joy and fulfillment, even in the midst of difficult circumstances? What encouragement would you offer to someone struggling to trust God's plan for their life?