Bible Study Guide: Abigail: Peacemaker
By Scarlett Stough
Please read the women in Christ commentary
on Abigail to prepare for the study. Abigail:
Part I Abigailís example
I Samuel 25:1-3 Where was David living? Who are the husband and wife who live in this area? Describe their characteristics.
I Samuel 25:4-8 Why did David send some of his soldiers to Nabal? Why did he expect Nabal to agree to his request? In verse 8, the NASB and the NIV use the phrase ďfor we have come on a festive day.Ē)
I Samuel 25:9-11 What was Nabalís response?
I Samuel 25:12-13 How did David react?
I Samuel 25:14-17 How did Abigail learn about the situation? Why do you think she was consulted?
I Samuel 25:18-19 What steps did Abigail take to remedy the situation?
I Samuel 25:20-22 What was Davidís stated intent when Abigail met him?
I Samuel 25:23-31 How did Abigail get Davidís attention? How did she present her appeal? Who was the authority that Abigail frequently mentioned to David? What was the core of the message God gave to David through Abigail?
I Samuel 25:32-35 Did she succeed?
I Samuel 25:36-38 Why did Abigail wait to tell her husband? What was his fate?
I Samuel 25:39-42 Notice Davidís prayer.
What do you learn from it?
Part II How is peacemaking possible?
II Thessalonians 3:16 Who is the source of peace?
Philippians 4:5-7 How can we receive peace?
Galatians 5:13-15 What is the warning?
Galatians 5:16-26 What is our part in avoiding discord and producing peace?
Colossians 3:1-15 List the qualities and
practices of the old self. List the qualities and practices of the new
self. How can this transformation be accomplished?
Part III Why is peacemaking important?
Colossians 3:23-25 Why should we go to all this effort?
Matthew 5:9 What is another reason?
James 1:19-21 What does anger achieve?
James 3:17-18 What does peace achieve?
Part IV What are some steps to making peace?
Romans 12:17-21 What is the Apostle Paulís instruction concerning revenge? What action should a follower of Jesus take when wronged by someone?
Matthew 18:15 What did Jesus teach about dealing with a grievance?
Romans 14:13, 17, 19, 22 List some attitudes and or qualities that keep peace among people from this passage.
Matthew 5:44-45 What role does prayer have
in dealing with conflict?