The high schoolers of First Evangelical Lutheran Church have asked me if our next Sunday school topic could be the Story of King David. There are certain parts of the story that everyone knows: David and Goliath, David and Bathsheba (which is probably not her name, but we’ll get there eventually). But for many people, the story of David goes no further.
I have therefore challenged myself to create a useable series of Bible studies that covers the entire David story, from 1 Samuel 6:1 – 1 Kings 2:12. Based on the number of chapters this covers and the amount of material I feel I can get through each week, I estimate that this will take between six and eight weeks.
Each week, as preparation for that Sunday, I will post the lesson for that week, discussion questions and all. The studies use the New English Translation for two reasons: one, the translation uses more modern language, making it more accessible to those unfamiliar with the Bible; and two, the NET Bible is available freely online for use in ministry, which is a principle I support for the Bible.
I welcome any feedback you may have on these studies, and hope that they may be of use to others.