2 Samuel 12

 Leader: Pastor Kruschel

2 Samuel 12 



  1. David once wrote, “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.  For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer” (Psalm 32:3-4).  What was he describing? 

  2. Why was it important for David that the Lord send his prophet, Nathan, to him? 

  3. What did Nathan’s touching story do to the former shepherd? 

  4. What did it fail to do immediately? 

  5. How did David respond to Nathan’s painful, yet loving conviction, “You are the man!”

  6. What was Nathan’s response? 

  7. How was David’s response different from many other peoples’ responses? 

  8. What is always the result of unrepented sin? 

  9. Did the death of the child born to Bathsheba mean that God’s forgiveness was not complete? 

  10. Whom did God have in mind when he brought suffering in David’s life? 

  11. How would “the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt” for David, his people, and his God because of David’s sin? 

  12. Show that David knew his child went to be with his Lord after he died. 

  13. Read Psalm 51, which David wrote shortly after he had repented.  How do those verses now have special meaning for you in your faith-life today?