Dec. 15, 2019
The story of Bathsheba is a story of incredible sin on the part of a powerful ruler, King David. His sin has devastating effects on the lives of everyone around him, not least of all Bathsheba. But when we see the grace of God revealed in Bathsheba’s descendent, Jesus, we see that the “second David” perfectly did what the first David failed to do: lay down his life for his bride.
This week, due to the sensitive nature of the content presented, consider having the men and women meet separately for a frank discussion of sexual sin, sexual abuse, and freedom in Christ.
If you have been the victim of sexual assault or misconduct, please pause to consider before simply bringing it up in your community group. Maybe reach out to the leaders first, or ask to meet with one of the pastors.
If you are trapped in sexual sin, go to members of your group (men with men, women with women) and confess immediately.
Consider and discuss the idea that David’s sin in 2 Samuel 11-12 broke all ten commandments. If this is true, how so?
How does Christ take our shame upon himself and wash us clean? What other verses in the Bible about cleansing/washing/etc. have been encouraging to you? Share with your group.
Pray that we would individually and corporately put sexual sin to death by God’s grace.
Pray that our church community would be a safe place for people to heal from the wounds of sexual abuse.