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  • 1. 1Gospel Baptist Tabernacle781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741Where the Love of Godabounds, everyone iswelcome.Children’s Church taughtby Paul and Marsha Davisduring preaching.www.rossvillechurch.comApril 28, 2013
  • 2. 22 Samuel 9 1 And David said, Is there yet any thatis left of the house of Saul, that I may shew himkindness for Jonathans sake?David was looking for someone to show kindness to.That’s a good mindset.Don’t go through life withblinders on.
  • 3. 3David had made a vow toJonathan to always be goodto him and his descendants.1 Samuel 20:14-16We must keepour promises,to both Godand man.
  • 4. 4It was customary for a new king to kill the entirefamily of the old king,To remove any threat to his throne.But David was not like the usual kings.David was a man of God.Even when a son inherited his daddy’s throne,they would often kill their brothers and other kin.
  • 5. 5Rather than looking to kill all the descendants ofSaul, David was looking to show kindness –For the sake of his friendship with Jonathan.2 Corinthians 6 16 And what agreement hath the templeof God with idols? for ye are the temple of the livingGod; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walkin them; and I will be their God, and they shall be mypeople. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, andbe ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not theunclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be aFather unto you, and ye shall be My sons anddaughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
  • 6. 6Romans 12 2 Do not conform any longer to thepattern of this world, but be transformed by therenewing of your mind. Then you will be able totest and approve what Gods Will is -- His good,pleasing and perfect Will. (NIV)Just as David was not like other kings, we mustchoose not to be like the people of this world.
  • 7. 7Many people when they sewuse a pattern.The garment they make willlook just like the pattern.We must not use the pattern ofthis world to shape our ownlives or the lives of ourchildren.
  • 8. 8James 3 15-16 This wisdom descendeth not fromabove, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For whereenvying and strife is, there is confusion and everyevil work.James 3 17 But the wisdom that is from above isfirst pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to beintreated, full of mercy and good fruits, withoutpartiality, and without hypocrisy.BIG Difference!Which pattern would you want to conform to?
  • 9. 92 And there was of the house of Saul a servantwhose name was Zi ba. And when they had calledhim unto David, the king said unto him, Art thouZiba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3 And theking said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul,that I may shew the kindness of God unto him?And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet ason, which is lame on his feet.Saul’s servants had hidden Mephibosheth to protecthim from David,when Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle.But Ziba has learned to trust David.
  • 10. 104 And the king said unto him,Where is he? And Ziba saidunto the king, Behold, he is inthe house of Ma chir, the sonof Ammiel, in Lo de bar.5 Then king David sent, andfetched him out of the houseof Ma chir, the son ofAmmiel, from Lo de bar.David didn’t just think about it, and ask about it;he sent for him and fetched him to the palace.Follow through!
  • 11. 116 Now when Mephibosheth, theson of Jonathan, the son of Saul,was come unto David, he fell onhis face, and did reverence. AndDavid said, Mephibosheth. Andhe answered, Behold thy servant!7 And David said unto him, Fearnot: for I will surely shew theekindness for Jonathan thyfathers sake, and will restorethee all the land of Saul thyfather; and thou shalt eat bread atmy table continually.Not for anythingPhib had done -- forJonathan’s sake.HumilityGod saves us forJesus’ sake!!
  • 12. 128 And he bowed himself,and said, What is thyservant, that thoushouldest look upon sucha dead dog as I am?Not only the right physical position,but the right mindset.Humility has to be in the mindand heart to be genuine.Phib was not worthy, but Jonathan was.
  • 13. 139 Then the king called to Ziba, Sauls servant, andsaid unto him, I have given unto thy masters sonall that pertained to Saul and to all his house.10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants,shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring inthe fruits, that thy masters son may have food toeat: but Mephibosheth thy masters son shall eatbread always at my table. Now Ziba had fifteensons and twenty servants.New jobs for all of them.
  • 14. 1411 Then said Ziba unto the king,According to all that my lordthe king hath commanded hisservant, so shall thy servant do.As for Mephibosheth, said theking, he shall eat at my table, asone of the kings sons.ObedienceZiba held no reservations.ALL that you command -- I will do!!Will you say that to the Lord, and mean it.
  • 15. 1512 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whosename was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house ofZiba were servants unto Mephibosheth.Mephibosheth had a wife and son, and Davidbrought them into the palace.No longer a man hiding in fear for his life,Mephibosheth became a man respected as afavorite of the king and a man of wealth.Each of us is one of God’s favorites!
  • 16. 1613 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he dideat continually at the kings table; and was lame onboth his feet.David wasn’t afraid to show kindness to one ofSaul’s grandsons and a great-grandson.God had raised him up, and onlyGod could bring him low.
  • 17. 171 Timothy 6 17 Command those who arerich in this present world not to be arrogantnor to put their hope in wealth, which is souncertain, but to put their hope in God,Who richly provides us with everything forour enjoyment. 18 Command them to dogood, to be rich in good deeds, and tobe generous and willing to share. 19 Inthis way they will lay up treasure forthemselves as a firm foundation for thecoming age, so that they may take hold ofthe life that is truly life. {NIV}
  • 18. 18Matthew 6:19-21 19 "Don’t store up treasures hereon earth where they can erode away or may bestolen. 20 Store them in Heaven where they willnever lose their value and are safe from thieves.21 If your profits are in Heaven, your heart will bethere too.” (TLB)This world is not our home, we’re onlypassing through. Our treasure are laidup somewhere beyond the blue.