Message Points from 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Grace is a protection you rest in. 7 "Don't be afraid,"
Grace is a position you stand in.1 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 7 …for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan.
Grace is a provision you land in. 7 …I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul,
Grace is a portion you sit in.7 …and you will always eat at my table."
Don’t be afraid. Eat at my table. Be like a son
Ways to show God’s kindness…
What is kindness? Kindness is loving deeds, doing something for someone out of love. All kindness is, is just simply love in practical and personal ways. And it’s truly kind and good when it’s done with a good attitude. Kindness and goodness is a very practical concept which means to be pleasant, mild, and inviting, as opposed to harsh, abrupt, rude, and inconsiderate.
The world is not going to see the Lord Jesus Christ in us until they see our kindness. The world is not primarily interested in our theology. They want to know, has it changed your life?
In regard to the New Community, the church, Paul knew people would have questions. In numerous places in his letters, he offers exhortations for the people to be good, gentle, and kind.
-They speak about love... how do they treat each other?
-They speak of forgiveness... do they hold grudges?
-They speak of acceptance... will they take me in?
-They speak of God... does he make a real difference in their lives?
-They speak of caring - how do they treat the weak and the disadvantaged of society?