This week’s home group questions

1 Samuel Chapter 4 : 1-22

Verses 1-2. God’s people faced battles. What battles did the Israelites face, and what battles do Christians face?

Verses 2-3. Why do you think they suffered defeat in battle?

Verse 4. Do you think they were right to retrieve the ark of God?

Verse 5. Is there a difference between rejoicing and complacency? What should have been their response on recapturing the ark?

Verses 6-11. What do we learn about spiritual warfare from these verses?

Verses 12-22. What do we know about the glory of God, in theory and in practice? In what ways is it possible for the glory of God to depart?