Kings- Wk 1

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Talk It Out- Kings, Wk 1

These questions and thoughts are designed to help you create connection in your Community Group.

*Start Talking: Find a conversation starter for your group from the following questions…
- Who do you admire the most?

- If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

*Weekend Recap:
Samuel 8:1-22

“But the people refused to listen to Samuel. ‘No!’ they said. ‘We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.’” 1 Samuel 8:19-20 NIV

“Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did - with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses.” 2 Kings 23:25 NIV

The choices we make affect our lives and the generations to come.

Saul was the perfect candidate. He was: tall, an army leader, and good looking. But, Saul had some deep character flaws beyond the surface. He was: dishonest; lacked Integrity; prideful (seemed incapable of acknowledging his own mistakes).

1.  Power always magnifies what’s really inside our heart (Philippians 2:3-11)
2.  
We want to carry the title of king but we don’t want to deal with the job description
3.  Saul opted out of the school of brokenness

-       You’ve got to the be willing to allow the pain to break you rather than destroy you

*Discussion Points:
What does having a broken and contrite heart mean to you?

What areas of your life do you feel prideful in?

How can we live by example to others when we are dealing with our own pride and selfishness?

How can we be humble and not allow the potential for pride of power, titles, or positions? 

*End in Prayer:
Take some time to pray together as a group- share requests/needs/praises.  You can pray in smaller groups of 2 or 3, or all together. Take turns praying for those that deal with areas in their lives that they feel prideful or selfish in.