David Online Bible Study Week 1

By January 12, 2014David

shieldWelcome back to online Bible study for women, as we continue our ten-week study of David, Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore. We’ve had a few more women join our study this week, so welcome to each of you! Please do not worry if you are still waiting for your workbook to arrive, you may still participate in the small groups and enjoy the discussions. We hope each of you will have your workbooks by next week so you are not too far behind in this online Bible study.

In week one of  David, Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore, we were introduced to Jonathan, son of King Saul.  He was a young man who recognized the power of his amazing God!  Jonathan and his armor-bearer exhibited a faith that warranted the attention of the Almighty God.  As the two journeyed to the enemy’s camp; two things were apparent, first it was only two of them against an army of men. Second, they knew God had the ability to save the two of them from the army of men by His mighty power!

We must remember that faith always pleases God; and it is this kind of faith that causes his powerful hands to move on our behalf as believers.

In Daniel 3:16-18, Jonathan was likened to the three Hebrew boys: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  Their faith confirmed the fact that the Most High God indeed had the ability to save, as He chose to do on their behalf!  As we continue to journey through this study, I pray we will get an opportunity to experience the amazing saving power of God in our daily lives.

Throughout week one, God allowed us to see the vast difference between good and evil hearts.  We saw the execution of good hearts through Jonathan, his armor-bearer, and the three Hebrew boys.  We also became well in-tuned with King Saul’s arrogant heart as it departed from God’s.  King Saul became well acquainted with his selfish ambitions.  King Saul showed us the heart-torn damage we fall into when we separate our desires from God’s.  Let us use this as a focal point to observe Proverbs 4:23 (NLT).  It reads, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”  We are encouraged to guard the inner core of our being from anything that tries to separate us from the desires of our heavenly Father’s.  Beth Moore shared a few ways we could keep our hearts humbled before God.  Please review your answers at the bottom of page 18 in your workbook.  My answers were: put God’s desires above my own; pray for others before I pray for myself; act in accordance to God’s Word more so than I do according to my own desires that please my flesh.   Please use the comment section below to share with us some of your answers to this question.

As we go through our day-to-day activities, these reminders should be close to the fore-front of our minds.  I believe as we grow into the habit of practicing these heart humbling concepts; we will make choices that please God.  Our faith-filled obedience will continue to transform our hearts more into the image of His.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We have some Exciting News!!!!

Starting with the David study, the Womens Bible Cafe will be giving Certificates of Completion to anyone who completes this online Bible study with us! The small group leaders are keeping an attendance record and if you attend at least 8 out of 10 small groups during the David study, then at the end of the study you will earn the certificate!

If you miss your regular group during the week, please let your small group leader know that you have attended a different group so she can record your attendance. Each woman participating should have one small group leader that she reports to for her attendance.

Prayer Requests

Our Prayer Wall is the place to reach out with your prayer needs and praise reports. Please visit the page and pray for those people who are asking you to lift them up in prayer. Pray for the leaders of this study and the women in your small group.

Assignment For The Week

  • Read Week Two: David, Seeking a Heart Like His in your workbook
  • If you are listening to the audio CD’s or watching the videos, watch Session Three, available through Lifeway.com (not required for participation in the study). To download the videos- CLICK HERE
  • To join a Facebook small group- CLICK HERE

 Discussion Questions- Answer in your small group or post a comment below

  1. From the bottom of page 12, (1 Samuel 14:6) paraphrase the portion of Scripture that begins with “Perhaps the Lord”….
  2. Share your answer from the bottom of page 18 – What are a few ways you could keep your heart humbled before God?
  3. In regards to this Bible study, which Scripture, quote from the member workbook, or Facebook/Twitter post has spoken to your heart the most?
  4. Do you currently have a verse you are memorizing or would love to commit to memory? If so, please share it with us.

LaTanya Knight

Author WBC

Find online bible studies for women at the Womens Bible Cafe. It’s also a place where you can meet other Christian women from around the world and fellowship together. If you’re unable to a attend a church small group bible study then the Bible Study Cafe is just right for you! Look under “Current Studies” to see what we’re reading. Bring your book and let’s study the Word together.

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Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • Missy Hicks says:

    I am jumping in late but better late than never.
    #1 Perhaps the Lord will deliver me from my difficulty , trials, struggles, or perhaps He will let me stay a little while longer to show me just how i should trust Him more, be more dependent on His strength and not my own.
    #2 I can remain humble by seeing what God has blessed me with compared to those around me who are less fortunate.
    #3 On page 15 . Top of page Beth writes. “Our enemy will fall before our God. We are only deadly to the enemy when we go behind Him

  • Diana says:

    HI I am Diana and I am just getting started with the weeks. I will catch up but I want to keep God at the front of my life make him 1st place, pray for others and family and doing that God will bless my life if I pray through for others first. I have been through trials and medical issues this past year but I will continue to ask him for healing strength and praise him for the healing.

  • Patty says:

    1. Perhaps the Lord will do something for us and intervene!
    2. Staying repentant, stay low meaning spend time on my knees in prayer, stay in His word
    and keep a Thankful heart.
    3. I love the verse from 1 Samuel 15:22 …to obey is better than sacrifice and to heed is better than the fat of rams” It really speaks about how important our obedience is to Jesus!!!

  • Hi everyone! I am a little behind; but enjoying this study, I think maybe trust is what i have to work on, along with faith, learning that is big ! God bless all of us!

  • Gena says:

    1. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can stop God from saving when He wants to.
    2. The biggest way I can keep my heart humble is to believe the truth about who I am- a beloved daughter of the King- not the lies of my past.
    3. and 4. 1 Samuel 15:22- My word this year is obey. I am easily distracted. I need to be obedient in all things. This is what God wants.

  • Jeanne says:

    I’m delighted to be a part of the Bible Café study of “David.” I read the online lessons and comments from the Beth Moore study of “James” while I attended a church study of the same and realized Bible Café was the place to be. Such a vibrant and dedicated group became an immediate inspiration and I was challenged to do more. It is a blessing to have leaders so well prepared. Thank you ladies, especially leaders, for the excellent work!

    A few ways to keep my heart humble before God:
    1. Trust God and surrender all things to Him – that means I don’t leave the “handle of the ax” sticking out so I can take it back once I give it to Him
    2. Make God’s will priority – God gives me responsibilities, abilities and time. My job is to use them as intended.
    3. Listen and obey – God leads me to service and I must learn not to pick and choose where I want to serve but hear the still voice and follow.
    4. Put other’s needs & feelings before my own – The greatest barriers to this would be selfishness and wants. I must recognize when I allow myself to get in the way of God’s work.

    The verse I am memorizing is “Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:6

    It goes along with Isaiah 43:1-4 which is the verse I claimed to rebuke the devil as he attacked my family over the last 2 years. We experienced one miracle after another as God worked in mighty and awesome ways to deliver my husband and son from cancer. He also delivered another son from a devastating illness. And there have been many changes in another’s life. Praise God for his promises and presence!

  • Pam, Louisiana says:

    2. A few ways to keep my heart humbled before GOD: Pray several times a day, read daily devotions, study the Bible.

    4. Do I currently have a verse I am memorizing or would love to commit to memory: The one I am currently concentrating on is Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O GOD, and renew a right spirit within me.” (ESV)

  • Robin Carr says:

    Hi Everyone, I am really excited to get my workbook and join in with all of you! Hopefully, it will be here tomorrow!

  • cindylee58 says:

    #2. To always thank God first for all of my blessings that he has given me when I say my prayers. And I too thought to pray for others first and then ask the Lord for his strength to guide me with his unconditional love throughout the day. And to make it a point during the day to stop and think about God and the wonderful things he has done for me in my life….

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