The story of David and Mephibosheth teaches us about how God’s grace comes to even the most unwanted people.

Key Points:

  • God’s grace found us when we weren’t looking for it. (2 Samuel 9:4-5.)
  • God’s grace forgives us when we don’t deserve it. (2 Samuel 9:7a.)
  • God’s grace provides for us when we can’t repay it. (2 Samuel 9:7b.)
  • God’s grace loved us when we weren’t worth it.

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2 Samuel 9:7a “Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness (grace) to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan…

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David’s Heart of Grace

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Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. When you hear the word “grace,” what comes mind? Why?
  3. God’s grace means he extends his special love and favor to someone who doesn’t deserve it, hasn’t earned it, and can never repay it. How does this make you feel? How does it shape your view of God?
  4. Share about how you have experienced God’s grace in your life.
  5. Read 2 Samuel 9:1-3 and share how David wanted to extend grace to someone.
  6. Read 2 Samuel 9:7. Instead of judgment, Mephibosheth received kindness from David. Share about a time when you received kindness instead of punishment.
  7. Read 2 Samuel 9:7. God’s grace is a totally one-sided deal. What has God given you that you know you can’t repay?
  8. How does it make you feel to know that God’s grace was looking for you long before you were looking for him?
  9. What do you think about when you understand that Jesus forgives us even when we don’t deserve it?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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