Church Vision Statement 

We are a biblically rooted church that wants to help you overcome life’s emptiness through a deeper relationship with Christ and a connection to a family who cares.

Ice-Breaker: 

  • If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?

Read: 2 Samuel 9:1-13

 1 Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

 2 Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.”

 3 The king said, “Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet.”

 4 So the king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel in Lo-debar.”

 5 Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.

 6 Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and prostrated himself. And David said, “Mephibosheth.” And he said, “Here is your servant!”

 7 David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly.”

 8 Again he prostrated himself and said, “What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?”

 9 Then the king called Saul’s servant Ziba and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson.

 10 “You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

 11 Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant so your servant will do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table as one of the king’s sons.

 12 Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.

 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king’s table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet.

Looking Forward:

  • Hangout nights are a great time to invite lost people as well as re-engage people from your group that may have gotten out of the habit of coming to LifeGroup. 

Transformation Questions: 

  • Who is the kindest person you know? What about them makes you think that?
  • Have you ever been deeply impacted by someone showing you kindness?
  • Why would David wanting to bless Mephibosheth have been shocking to Mephibosheth? 
    • Because he was the grandson of the former king and had a claim to the throne. It would have been a common practice in the ancient near east to eliminate potential political adversaries. 
  • In what ways are we like Mephibosheth in relationship to the gifts God has given us in Christ?
    • We are given an inheritance in the kingdom, we are invited to dine at the king’s table (see Revelation 19 the Marriage Supper of the Lamb), we should be destroyed  by God because we are His enemies, we are spiritually lame like Mephebesheth is physically lame. 
  • Mephibosheth had no claim on the blessings of David, but David showed him a kindness he did not deserve. What do you think goes through a person’s mind when they receive a blessing they do not deserve or what has went through your mind when you receive a blessing you do not deserve? 
  • Do you think Christians have a reputation for being generous and kind?
  • If someone sees these qualities (kindness and generosity) in your life do you think they will be more receptive to spiritual truths you want to share with them? 
  • Have you had an experience like this where you were either open to hearing truth because of the kindness of someone else or maybe someone was willing to hear your message of truth because you had been kind and generous with them?
    • This is often the way we do missions. We go and bless a community with disaster relief or a vacation bible school and use it as a door to share the gospel. 
  • David went out of his way to keep a promise that was years old. Do you think you are a person when you say something people believe it will happen? Do you feel like you are a person who goes out of their way to keep their word?
  • Mephibosheth humbly received the gift David gave him. Is it hard for you to receive a gift? What does it look like to be humble when you receive a gift?