David – Seeking God Faithfully

Lesson 5: “David’s Soul Brother” I Samuel 19-20


“Jonathan became one in spirit with David…” I Sam. 18:1


Jonathan and David – The Common Factor

·         I Samuel 13: 19, 20 – Israel was economically dependent on the Phillistines

·         I Samuel 13:17, 18 – Humanly speaking, Israel was doomed

·         I Samuel 14:1 – Jonathan took on the whole Phillistine army alone

·         I Samuel 14:12 – Jonathan knew the Lord was always in control


Always See the Spiritual !!!


Marks of a True Friendship

·        Taking the first step

·        Honoring others more than ourselves

·        Be an intercessor

·        A friend no matter what


New Testament Principles In An Old Testament Story

Ø       “All the believers were one in heart and mind” Acts 4:32

Ø       “…so that with one heart and mouth…” Romans 15:5

Ø       “Be of one mind” II Corinthians 13:11

Ø       “Stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man” Phil. 1:27

Ø       “Make my joy complete by being like-minded…” Phil. 2:2

Ø       “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” Romans 12:10

Ø       “Love your neighbor as yourself” Romans 13:9

Ø       “Follow the way of love” I Corinthians 14:1

Ø       “Keep on loving each other as brothers” Hebrews 13:1

Ø       “Love one another deeply, from the heart” I Peter 1:22


David and Jonathans’ Relationship Relationships between Christians

1.        Jonathan honored David above himself            1.   Romans 12:10

2.        Jonathan was an intercessor            2.   Rom. 12:10, Gal. 5:13, I Cor. 12:26

3.        Jonathan was faithful no matter what   3.   I John 3:16


3 Principles


#1) We are to be one in heart and soul


#2) We are to love others as we love ourselves


#3) We are to honor one another, and be devoted to one another


For next week, read I Samuel 19:18-24, 20:1-42, 21:1-15; Psalms 34