God's Kingdom Will Not Fail: God is Still Sovereign
Passage: 2 Samuel 17:1–17:29
Even when it seems like evil is having its way, God is still in control. As Absalom rises in power, God has no forsaken the covenant He has made with His anointed king, David.
Here is the sermon for Sunday, May 31st. Click here for our sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon with your loved ones.
- We now know that the good counsel of Ahithophel was overruled by Hushai because God ordained it. However, at the time Hushai did not know this. What prompts and enables God’s people to take steps of faith in spite of our fear?
- Why do you think Ahithophel committed suicide when his counsel was rejected? In spite of Ahithophel’s wisdom and stature, what does his suicide tell us about the strength of the foundation of his life? What is the foundation of your life?
- Ahimaaz and Jonathan, David’s spies, endured a long, dark, and fearful confinement in a hidden well because they understood the importance and felt the weight of the message they had to deliver. How does the importance and weight of God’s message help us to endure the trials and tribulations of life? Do you believe that you have a mission to fulfill? Why or why not?
- Psalm 31 paints for us a beautiful picture of David’s humble trust in God’s sovereignty, in spite of his many trials and fears. How do trials and adversity develop faith and trust in a sovereign God?