David the King Leader Guide
His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God's mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility.
Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.
The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation.
King David causes us to look back toward Adam's kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.
In Bishop Barron's study program, David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.
The Leader's Guide includes a Facilitator's Guide, all six lessons from the participant's Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding. The Facilitator's Guide explains in detail how to plan, promote, and present the study. Each workbook features a matte finish that is soft to the touch, non-glare, and scuff-resistant. Its flat binding is both sturdy and sleek, sure to withstand many uses, as well as look elegant on your bookshelf.
For group study, you can present the program in six 90-minute sessions. Each session includes video viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions.
Each lesson in the Study Guide provides a detailed commentary on Bishop Barron's video and Questions for Understanding" based on the video and on references to Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. There are also several Questions for Application" in each lesson that help you connect the material to your own life and experience.
The study commentary was compiled under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron by theologian Dr. Jacob Wood. Participants read the commentary in their Study Guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after viewing the video, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.
If you're planning to lead a David the King Study Program, you may prefer to order the full Leader Kit which includes a copy of this Leader's Guide, the DVDs, a pack of Called to Kingship booklets and the commentary2 Samuel by Bishop Barron.
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