II SAMUEL 12:1-14
- The LORD sent Nathan to persuade David (v.1).
- How does it help to have a relationship with someone you seek to persuade?
- What will help us to see ourselves as chosen by God to persuade others?
- Telling a story that relates well is a great way to persuade (v.1-4).
- How much persuasive power is accomplished by a good story?
- What factors are involved in choosing a story that relates to the hearer?
- A personal, emotional response paves the way for repentance (v.5-6).
- Why is anger a much better response than apathy?
- How can God use righteous anger to accomplish His purpose in our lives?
- Effective timing for rebuking sin is delicate (v.7-12).
- How does Nathan’s reply help David to redirect his anger?
- How can we help others to direct their anger toward their sin and its effects?
- How does love respond when sin needs to be rebuked?
- The properly persuaded heart will repent and confess wrong (v.13-14).
- How does David’s response to sin differ from the previous king?
- What is keeping us from being persuaded to repent of our sin?
- Why is it important to know that forgiven sin still has consequences?
Call to Action: To willingly be persuaded to confess our sin and then help others do the same.