Message 46: When It’s All Said And Done

David: 1st & 2nd Samuel

By Pastor Chris Brown, November 19, 2022

When It’s All Said And Done

The problem with this problem:

2 Samuel 24, Isaiah 55:8-9, Job 31:35-37, Job 38-42

We don’t like a God who doesn’t or .

  • We don’t what we don’t .

Our true is probably best seen in our .

Closing the books of 1 & 2 Samuel:

We tend to base our on what we ; the Bible tends to focus on how we .

Over the past 46 weeks, what has changed in my:

Final words:

Our study ends by pointing us toward a in where a is needed.

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Food for Thought for the week of November 20, 2022

  1. Like an unexpected scene in a movie after the credits have rolled, our sermon series on David closes in 2 Samuel 24 with a moment in God’s relationship with Israel where we’re left wondering what God is doing and why. When those situations appear in our own lives, how could viewing the scene from the lens of the nature and character of God described in Romans 11:33-36 help you better understand the full picture?

    • Romans 11:33-36 New International Version (NIV)
      33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” 36 For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
  2. Can you think of an unexplained event or situation in your life where Isaiah 55:8-9 could provide the best explanation?

    • Isaiah 55:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
      8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
  3. In his message this weekend, Chris reminded us that God is greater than our understanding and that this is the type of God we want. What do you find challenging in Psalm 9:1-2 during those times when you don’t understand God and what He is doing in your life? Is it still a time for praise and thanksgiving?

    • Psalm 9:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
      1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
  4. As you reflect on the sermon series in 1 & 2 Samuel, answer the question Chris posed in your sermon notes for those four areas of your life.

  5. Beyond what you learned in this series, how can you live in such a way that God is shown as the real hero of your life?