The Break Series Conclusion: “Knowledge of the King”
March 29, 2020
1 Samuel 20:17 (NLT); And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.
1 Samuel 23:16 (NLT); Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God.
1 Samuel 31:1-4 (NLT; Now the attacked Israel, and the men of Israel fled before them. Many were slaughtered on the slopes of Mount . The Philistines closed in on Saul and his sons, and they killed of his sons-Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malkishua.
The fighting grew very fierce around Saul, and the Philistine caught up with him and wounded him severely. Saul groaned to his armor bearer, “Take your sword and kill me before these pagan Philistines come to run me through and taunt and torture me.” But his armor bearer was afraid and would not do it. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
Samuel 4:4 (NLT); Saul’s son Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth, who was as a child. He was years old when the report came from Jezreel that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as she hurried away, she dropped him, and he became crippled.
2 Samuel 5:4 (NLT); David was years old when he began to reign, and he reigned years in all.
The King didn’t have knowledge about the survivors.
2 Samuel 9:1-3 (NLT); One day David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive-anyone to whom I can show kindness for sake?” He summoned a man named Ziba, who had been one of Saul’s servants. “Are you Ziba?” the king asked. “Yes sir, I am,” Ziba replied. The king then asked him, “Is anyone still alive from Saul’s family? If so, I want to show God’s kindness to them.” Ziba replied, “Yes, one of Jonathan’s sons is still alive. He is crippled in both feet.”
2 Samuel 9:4-7 (NLT); “Where is he?” the king asked. “In Lo-debar,” Ziba told him, “at the home of Makir son of Ammiel.” So David sent for him and brought him from Makir’s home. His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson.
When he came to David, he low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.” Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.” “Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”
2 Samuel 9:8-11 (NLT); Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead like me?” Then the king summoned Saul’s servant Ziba and said, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You and your sons and servants are to farm the land for him to produce food for your master’s household. But Mephibosheth, your master’s grandson, will eat at my table.” (Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) Ziba replied, “Yes, my lord the king; I am your servant, and I will do all that you have commanded.”
And from that time on, Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s own
2 Samuel 9:12 (NLT); Mephibosheth had a young son named . From then on, all the members of Ziba’s household were Mephibosheth’s . And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem and ate regularly at the king’s table.
2 Samuel 21:7 (NLT); The king spared Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth, who was Saul’s grandson, because of the David and Jonathan had sworn before the Lord.
On the way by – two different Mephiboseths: there are two Mephiboseth’s in 2nd Samuel. One was the son of Saul. The one we are talking about is Jonathan’s son.
Do you see of yourself in this story? Let’s talk about the knowledge of the King of Kings.
This King knows our names – 1. He knows my name and He knows your name.
2. He know where we are and what we . 3. He sent His Son to the battle for our and He His life for you and me on Calvary’s Cross.
4. BUT THIS KING FROM THE DEAD!!
5. This King ascended into Heaven, where He is a place for His people to live in His presence eternally.
6. The King of Kings has already paid the price for you to go. All you need to do is except His offer of
7. Everyone of every , can go and sit at His table and fellowship with the King and never have to
8. There’s no need to worry about a code, physical requirements or societal .
9. You will fully know that by the of God, you are Eternal !
The only question I have for you is; what is your knowledge of the King of Kings?