Thursday, February 11, 2010

God's Dreams are Bigger Than Yours (2 Samuel 7)

What is one "great thing" you dream of accomplishing? Do you think it will happen? Why or why not?

What are some of the things that keep people from accomplishing their dreams?

Give an example of a time it might be good to not accomplish your dream.

Read 2 Samuel 7:1-3. How would you summarize the great thing David wanted to do for God?

Even though Nathan initially agreed with David that his idea was good, God stepped in and altered the plan.

Have you ever felt like you were trying to do right and people were supportive of you, yet things just weren't working out? What did you do?

How can you know whether or not God wants you to do something?

Read 2 Samuel 7:8-11. Make a list of all the things God had done for David, and the things He promised to do for David and Israel.

What do you think God means when he said he would make a house for David? (look at verse 16 for more information)

When Nathan told David of God's response do you think David was disappointed that he didn't get to do what he wanted? Why or why not? (this may not be a "black and white" answer)

Whatever great things we can think of, God can always imagine something better. How should this truth impact the way we live? What are some specific things we can do to rely more on God in our day to day life?

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