May 2018 // Growing Together: Session 1 - Chosen to be king
Meeting aim: To learn how God chose David, and how God looks at our insides, not our outsides.
Bible passage: 1 Samuel 15:35b–16:13
Background: God’s people had been living as tribes ruled by judges until they asked God to give them a king. God chose Saul, who was anointed with oil (an ancient symbol of kingship) by the prophet Samuel. The Israelites are now one nation under Saul, and Samuel is widely respected as God’s prophet. However, Saul repeatedly disobeys God so God promises Israel a better king.