Join us online or in-person at 10:30 Sunday morning as we worship the Lord! Pastor David is continuing his sermon series, After God’ Heart, where we explore the life of David.
Grace is everything for nothing
to those who don’t deserve anything
1. In the beginning Mephibosheth enjoyed an _______________ relationship with the king.
2. Mephibosheth was crippled by a ________________.
-II Samuel 4:4
When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. (Romans 5:12)
3. Mephibosheth abandoned the blessings of the palace and existed in a barren ____________________.
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. (Romans 5:20)
4. Mephibosheth’s relationship to the __________ (Jonathon) led to compassion by the King.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)
5. Mephibosheth was ________________ as a child of the King.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan—this rebirth comes from God. (John 1:12,13)
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5) (NLT)
6. Mephibosheth’s ongoing ____________ were met at the King’s table.
Q1: Have you ever experienced or heard about a real life example of “new broom sweeps clean”? If so, describe.
Q2: Has there ever been a time when you have been the recipient of or dispenser of grace? Explain.
Q3: Read Genesis 4:10-12. What was Cain’s punishment? Are there any spiritual comparisons you can draw when you think of what people today experience as a result of sin?
Q4: How have your ongoing needs been met “at the King’s table”? Describe a specific time in your life where you experienced God’s provision and faithful care?
Q5: Read Galatians 4:5-7. What do these verses teach us about all we have received as God’s adopted children? How do the promises in these verses change how your view your circumstances, both present and future?
Q6: In the story Pastor David shared Maria had written the following words- ““Whatever you have done, whatever you have become, it doesn’t matter. Please come home.” Who in your life would you like to communicate that truth to? Take a moment and pray for that person right now.