Sermon

In: Religion Topics

Submitted By femo
Words 846
Pages 4
ABOUNDING LOVE OF GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST 2 SAMUEL 9: 1-13

INTRODUCTION:

1Sam 20:15-17. David had a covenant with Jonathan to show love, exceed love and kindness to his family in the event that he, Jonathan dies and David becomes King.
2 Sam 4 and 5 gave an analysis of how David defeated Saul, the death of Jonathan and Saul’s other household members, to become King of Israel.
2 Sam 4:4 recorded the fact that Jonathan had a son Mephibosheth who was crippled on both feet. He was dropped by his Nanny while trying to escape with him in the heat of the war. He was only 5years old.
2 Sam 8:15 emphasized that David ruled over all Israel executing judgment and justice.

2 Sam 9: 1-13.
Main Observations:

VS 1 – is there anyone in the house of Saul that I might show God’s kindness for Jonathan’s sake. (Note not for Saul‘s sake, Saul tried to kill me, but Jonathan was a covenant brother.) I can hear the echoes of Mercy and whispers of love, the kind of love God showed to you and me that He gave His only son for us John 3:16. And while we are yet sinners, the scriptures says, Jesus Christ died for us.
We are all sitting here today as beneficiaries of God benevolence and I can still hear the spirit of God, the echoes of mercy saying “is there anyone among you that needs Gods kindness and mercy. Not anyone who is Rich, deserving, highly placed or educated with many PhD, but anyone who needs mercy of God.
I had that call years a ago and instead of anyone I put my name. God gave an open cheque and I wrote my name on it.
Paul wrote in 1Cor 1:26-27 – Read
God is not calling us to be strong in our self. Initially God is calling us to be weak so that we can find strength in Him.
The kind of weakness in Zach 4:6 – It is not by power or might but by my spirit says the Lord.
The kind of weakness in 2Cor 12:16 “ Therefore I take pleasure in…...

Similar Documents

Sermon for Youth Group

...What is beauty? What does it mean? Well I asked people that question....and do you know what they said? I quote “when you look appealing to other people,” “when other people say you look good.” Do you know what the definition of beauty is in the dictionary? “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the eye, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.)” I want to emphasize for a moment on the word eye..... E.Y.E. See, what God thinks is beautiful is a whole lot different from what “society” and the “general public” thinks is beautiful. The way I see it the ONLY opinion that even matters is Gods. The beauty he loves, is inner beauty. My mom always told me beauty is as beauty does. See I went through a really hard time all through elementary school and all through middle school. Obviously I am not the skinniest person in the world. I mean come on people lets face it, am I gonna be a skinny super model....no. Do I care....no! But what I did care about is what people thought of me. How people perceived me....when they looked at me did they see just some chubby teen, or do they see a vivacious, hilarious girl with a cool personality? Well, what do you think they thought? They thought the chubby teen......I used to get made fun of so badly in school. People would call me names and laugh at me. I felt extremely insecure ALL the time.............................. The reason I want to stress so......

Words: 1721 - Pages: 7

Sermon

...copyright. All other uses require written permission. Revive Our Hearts * P.O. Box 2000, Niles, MI 49120 * www.ReviveOurHearts.com 31 Days of Prayer Day 1 Pray that your pastor will love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. Pray that God’s Spirit will work in his heart in power and that he will value and follow biblical priorities. (Deut. 6:5; Matt. 6:33) Day 2 Pray that your pastor will cultivate strong character and uncompromising integrity. Pray that his testimony will be genuine, and that he will never do anything that he would need to hide from others. (1 Tim. 1:5, 3:7; Eph. 6:10-12) Day 3 Pray for his personal walk with God—that his soul and spirit will be nourished and strengthened in his quiet time with God, beyond his sermon preparation. Pray that he will spend more time in the Word of God than reading Christian books and articles. (Mark 1:35; 2 Tim. 2:15-16) Day 4 Pray that your pastor will counsel and teach with discernment through the wise use of Scripture and faith in God’s power to work. Pray that he will be protected from the effects of sinful or negative attitudes that he encounters as he counsels. (Mal. 2:7; James 1:5-6; John 17:15) Day 5 Ask God to protect your pastor’s marriage and keep it strong as a model of Christ’s relationship with the Church. Pray that your pastor will tenderly cherish and lead his wife, and that she will respect and encourage her husband, submitting to his leadership. (Eph. 5:23-33) (If your pastor is not married,......

Words: 2010 - Pages: 9

Sermon on the Mountain

...Sermon on the Mount Name Institutional Affiliations Date TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 2 1.0 Introduction 3 1.1 The sermon on the Mountain overview 3 2.0 The Sermon Interpretation 6 3.0 Relevance to Christianity Lives 8 3.1 Criticism 9 4.0 Conclusion 9 Works Cited 11 Executive Summary The fall of mankind to sin forced God to send him to the world. However, God was too kind and sent his own son, Jesus, to the world to save man and ensure he will still be guaranteed internal life after physical death. Therefore, Jesus came to the world to fulfill a well planned mission of saving man through extensive biblically based teachings. This was challenging and consequently, it was inevitable to deploy different techniques targeting at ensuring the teachings are tailored towards fitting mans life hear in the earthly world. Throughout the New Testament and the Old Testament, Jesus deployed methods such parables and sermons to ensure his teachings could be related to the world. It is important to realize that most teachings were tailored towards ensuring the fallen mankind transforms his behavior. To achieve this, Jesus relied more on parables and Sermons to emphasize on his teachings. In particular, the sermon in the mountain is considered as the core of Christianity life. It took place early in Jesus live immediately after being baptized by John the Baptist. The crowds followed him and climbed at the mountain and started giving the sermon. The......

Words: 2501 - Pages: 11

Sermon

...Good Bye and Good Riddance Pt 4 2nd Corinthians 2:5-11 Here we are the third Sunday in the New Year. We have closed out 2012 and here we stand in 2013. The start of a New Year is the perfect time for believers that desire to obtain the fullness of God in their lives, to reflect over their lives and see what things they need to say goodbye and good riddance to. Most often we notice the obvious, but through this message, were going to uncover was has hurt so many for so long. * On Dec 28th, in Time Square, Good Riddance Day was observed.… * This day was created, because even the world understands that we need to say “good riddance” to the pain and hurt of the past. * To do that we’re going to have to find the strength to say goodbye to anger, say good riddance to bitterness, and free ourselves of the malice toward those who have hurt us deeply. * Simply saying, we must learn to forgive. * Until we do that we can never go forward. * As long as we live in the past, we will be chained to the past, and the people who have hurt us deeply win a double victory! Once when they hurt us the first time and twice when we refuse to let go. Hurt doesn’t just happen in man/woman relationships…Hurt can happen in the church, on the job, between friends and family, hurt can happen in all areas of life. Most people stay in a place of confusion and stagnation, because they don’t know “How to Handle Anger and Bitterness.” We all struggle with broken......

Words: 2237 - Pages: 9

The Sermon on the Mount

...The sermon at the mount is a collection of teachings and sayings that Jesus preaches to people at Galilee. It takes place after Jesus had been baptized by John the Baptist. This is the longest teaching by Jesus in a single preaching. It is found in the New Testament in the book of Matthew. It transverses chapter five to seven of the Gospel of Matthew. The main theme of sermon of the mountain is how people should relate with other people and God. The sermon is preached at a mountain when Jesus saw the crowd and his disciples’ were following him, he sat at a level ground on the mountain and started to preach. The Preaching’s can be divided it four major parts; The Beatitudes, Lord’s Prayer and parables. Beatitudes The word beatitude comes from a Latin phrase “beatitudo” which means blessedness. The beatitudes are eight in number and all have similar characteristics in that they all begin with the word blessed. The beatitudes come from doing eight different things in a certain manner. Six of the beatitudes are futuristic in nature in that they say what will happen, while two of them have a present tense. The beatitudes are from Mathew chapter five from verse three to ten. The first beatitude is found in the book of Matthew chapter five verses three and it states; blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The beatitude is futuristic since it promises a future reward. The beatitude tries to explain that the kingdom of heaven belongs to those people who...

Words: 1023 - Pages: 5

Sermon Outline on Victory

...October 27, 2013 VICTORY I. 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (NKJV) 10 Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You and praise Your glorious name. A. David blessed the Lord 1. Should come in giving thanks & praise * Psalm 100:4 - Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. 2. David’s history with God * Psalm 150:6 - Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. * Psalm 107:15 – Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness… * Look back at all He’s done, at His goodness * Times God stepped in, made a way * Those “But God” testimonies B. Victory – success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, or difficulty * To trounce, trample, triumph over an enemy * Attaining final & complete superiority over * Forever, perpetually II. Victory in Christ * 1 Corinthians 15:57 - But thanks be to God,......

Words: 993 - Pages: 4

Sermon on the Mount

...The Sermon on the Mount The Sermon on the Mount has been one of the essential teachings of the church throughout the centuries, but it has not always been understood in the same manner. Many individuals have interpreted it in different ways, majority admiring it, others accepting it, some just flat out trashing it. But, the fact of the matter still stands that the specific lifestyle taught in the sermon is simply impossible for a person to achieve completely. Overall, I believe that the lifestyle presented in the Sermon on the Mount is a mixture of hyperboles and metaphors rather than literal teachings from Jesus. I do not agree at the idea of contradicting everything the sermon states. Interpreting it in a more general sense instead of overanalyzing every word for the purpose of achieving salvation is much more realistic. In this paper I will analyze the text with my opinion in mind and surface the lifestyle in a clear method. The sermon is divided into several main parts including the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, and the discourse on judgment and holiness. The Beatitudes and the relation to Light and salt displayed in Matthew (3-16) states, “Happy are the poor in spirit because the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs, Happy are the mourners because they will be comforted…Happy are the poor of heart because they will see God.” These statements as well as the other five are concerned with virtue and how a believer in Jesus Christ can achieve that virtue. In my opinion, the......

Words: 1429 - Pages: 6

The Wolf of Wall Street: a Sermon on Luke

...The Wolf of Wall Street: A Sermon on Luke Luke 16: 19-31 depicts Jesus telling a parable directed to those who view themselves as loftier than others. Jesus discusses two men in his story- a man named Lazarus and a rich man. One man leads a comfortable life, while the other struggles through poverty. The parable teaches us the way the men live their lives on earth will affect their lives after death. One man resides with Jesus in the kingdom of God, while the other suffers in Hades. The ultimate message of this parable is that not everyone is rewarded with the kingdom of God, but only those who follow Moses, the prophets, and him. This message is applicable in everyday life and is demonstrated in many modern day situations, such as those that arise in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Jesus’s message not only applies to the rich man and Lazarus, but to every one of us in our daily lives. To put this in perspective for younger minds, I have examined Luke 16: 19-31 in the popular movie The Wolf of Wall Street, a comedy that dramatizes life of a stockbroker who is obsessed with greed and money. In the beginning of the film, the main character, Jordan Belfort, starts a career on Wall Street and loses his job soon after on Black Monday. At this point of the movie, he is unaware of the “rules” of Wall Street, representing a character of humility, innocence, and modesty. He starts from the bottom, digging for jobs and finds one selling low value stock by deceiving his......

Words: 1458 - Pages: 6

Sermon

...This One Assignment These last words of Christ as He was ascending back to heaven are more than just words. These words form in a simplistic harmony with a sweet melody to the saved heart, that this one assignment is the real business of Life. These words acts as a main verse or chorus of a battle hymn for the ones who seek to evangelize the lost. The great commission is not for the weak. It is not for those who easily give up. It is a commandment for the persistent and for those who will truly do God’s will. The problem with our churches today, the problem with those who label themselves as Christians, is that the Great Commission has turned into the Least Commission. The only time we want to evangelize somebody is inside the church. Journey with me if you will. There are some in here and there are others at different churches that the only time they speak to anyone in the manner how Christ would want us to speak is when the pastor says “turn to your neighbor and say neighbor” or “thus sayeth the Lord, the Lord told me to tell you” Where is all of that stuff on your job, in your neighborhood in your schools, in the gym in the grocery store in the mall when you participating in lude and lascivious conversation or gossiping about the next one! The problem with our churches today is that we treat the church as our own mission field. The harvest is indeed plentiful but the wheat fields are not in here, it’s outside the church walls. The church acts as a Millhouse cultivating......

Words: 742 - Pages: 3

Sermon

...Follow Jesus Wholeheartedly Luke 18: 18-27 August 10, 2014 Have you ever started well and gave up half way? Began something, put your best foot forward, but, didn’t complete it? I was a runner in high school. I ran various events, however, my primary race was the 800-meter. There were two of us in my high school who were pretty good at this particular race. During my senior year I was coming back from an injury and was very excited to begin the season after training throughout the fall and winter. I remember very vividly my first race of the year. My teammate and I were both scheduled to run the 800. Prior to the race, I went over to my teammate and said, “here we go! Lets get first and second!” For some reason in my mind, I was thinking that he would be first and I would be second. We started the race and I immediately got right behind him. I trailed him the entire way. From the beginning of the race to the end of the race, I followed him. We ended up being #1 and #2 that day and I was #2. I think back to that race today, all of the training, all of the effort and in the midst of that race, I didn’t give it my all. The gun fired and I was in the midst of the race, I didn’t have victory on my mind, I was willing to take 2nd. I was willing to run the perfect race until I got close to the finish line. Have you ever started well and come up short? Stepped out in pursuit of God’s best, but didn’t complete it. Have you ever settled......

Words: 2268 - Pages: 10

Sermon on the Mount

...Rayna 3/6/15 Sermon on the Mount The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus. These teachings stress the importance of His moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew. It is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early in the Ministry of Jesus. It also happened after he preached in Galilee and John the Baptist had baptized him. In Matthew 4:12-17, Matthew noted that Jesus began to preach a message of repentance because the kingdom of heaven was near. Jesus moved to the city of Capernaum from Nazareth to reach a larger audience. Matthew 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” The phrase ‘from that time’ refers to the arrest of John the Baptist. From this event, Jesus chose to launch His public ministry. Matthew goes on to talk about the calling of the first disciples, Simon Peter, and his brother Andrew, who were fishing. (Matthew 4:18-20). Jesus promised them that He would make them fishers of men. Jesus was beginning to build His kingdom. Jesus then called James and John fishermen, who were tending to their nets in their boat. (Matthew 4:21-22). In Matthew 4:23-25, Jesus went around the region proclaiming the message of the kingdom. He healed people and the people responded from far away. Matthew 5:1. “Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down.  His disciples came to him, and he began to......

Words: 3772 - Pages: 16

Sermon on the Mount

...In Matthew chapters 5-7 Jesus addresses the masses before him in probably one of the most well-known teachings “The Sermon on the Mount.” In the sermon Jesus addresses many issues including altering parts of the Ten Commandments. For instance saying that “21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.” Christ does not change outright what is being said in the Ten Commandments, rather he addresses and adds more meaning to what was already in place. Of these teachings and principles that Christ set forth in that Sermon so are more applicable today than others. For instance, in a world where divorce is rampant, roughly 41% of first marriages in 2013 ended in divorce 60% of second 73% of third marriages (Jasmin, 24), Christ states that “31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” If that is indeed true even today then we sadly live in a world where a large majority cannot claim they are not guilty of adultery. In light of that however, there are a those teachings that actually do apply, for instance some people, Christians included, tend to be openly boastful about...

Words: 629 - Pages: 3

Unity 2.0 Sermon

...Братья и сестры я приветствую вас в этот прекрасный день словами воскресшего Иисуса Христа мир Божий вам. мы читаем священном писании Как хорошо и приятно быть братьям Ну и конечно же Сестрам вместе. И это действительно так Я не знаю как вы но часто когда я прихожу в церковь либо это на служение или на списку мне часто не хочется уходить. Я чувствую как дома я чувствую себя как в семье. Но к сожалению часто  у братьев и сестер между собой бывают конфликты. Павел в многих из своих посланиях пишет О единстве. Как-то один мальчик в поселке решил пойти в поле где была высокая трава. концу дня родители увидели что его не было. Они вызвали людей из поселка и начали искать но не могли его найти. На следующий день люди поселка взялись за руки и начали  прочесывать поле. И только так они нашли мальчика но из-за холодной ночи мальчик не  выжел. В муке, тоске, и в слезах  мать мальчика сказала еслиб только мы взялись за руки раньше. Итак мы видим через этот пример в том что когда мы одни стараемся чего-то найти чего-то добиться это часто бывает бесполезно. И когда мы видим что у нас не получается Мы берем других и стараемся идти вместе но часто это уже поздно. сегодня мы будем смотреть на послание Апостола Павла где он говорит нам что нам надо быть едиными.   Давайте откроем 1 коринфянам 12:12-31 12 Ибо, как тело одно, но имеет многие члены, и все члены одного тела, хотя их и много, составляют одно тело, --так и Христос.13 Ибо все мы одним Духом крестились в одно тело, Иудеи......

Words: 1454 - Pages: 6

Explain the Ethical Teachings of Jesus with Special Reference to the Sermon on the Mount.

...Explain the ethical teachings of Jesus with special reference to the Sermon on the mount. Jesus of Nazareth was born a Jew. He was raised in the Jewish faith, as both his parents were Jewish, and some theologians would argue that Jesus never taught anything that was against the Jewish faith, and was just another new thinking Rabbi. The understand Jesus’ teachings, however, it is fundamental to have a comprehension of the Jewish way of like, and their rules. The Hebrew word for this is Halakah, which translates exactly as ‘the path that one walks...’ Halakah is made up of a series of Mitzvot Aseh (positive commandments ‘to do’) and Mitzvot lo ta’aseh (negative commandments ‘do not’) which are Mitzvot D’oraita (Laws directly from the torah). Then there are Mitzvot D’rabbanan which are Laws instituted by the Rabbis. There are 613 Mitzvot, made up of 248 mitzvot aseh and 365 mitzvot lo ta’aseh, which some of the early Jews claimed to have special meaning because there are 365 days in a year, and 248 bones in the body, but this is actually wrong, and just something said to make the numbers appear to be a sign from God, which they do not appear to be. Also, Manson says that the numbers are not important, merely the content that is of importance. The main teaching of Jesus was Love. He said that love should be the reason for any action. There are 3 types of love mentioned in the bible, Agape which is unconditional love e.g. for one’s family, Phila which is the love for a friend......

Words: 1794 - Pages: 8

Sermon

...Report on Outside Speech * Pastor Lee Hovel has been a pastor for over 30 years now, and ever since I’ve been going to the Trinity Lutheran. * Location of the speech is in the church sanctuary every Sunday at 8:30am-9:30am and 10:30am-11:30am. The only physical problems with the room, is that if you sit towards the back it can be hard to see the Pastor (Speaker). He counters this problem by walking around during his speech which seems to help. * There are on average around 100 people per church service each Sunday. As I looked around during his speech everyone seemed to be tuned in and listening to him speak as he spoke. The similarities of the audience, is that most of them attended with their families. * During the week the Pastor runs through his speech multiple times by himself and then Friday and Saturday he rehearses with the rest of the staff. As a pastor he knows that his audience is made up of all ages, so he tries to incorporate things that the younger kids can understand as well. * The Topic of the speech was about how impatient people are. * Thesis of the speech was being impatient can potentially make us harm others even if we don’t mean too. * The Main Points extracted from the speech were: how impatient driving makes us break the law, the retail season we are facing on how people harmed people for the bargains of black Friday because they were impatient, and the Advent season is supposed to be the season of waiting. ...

Words: 456 - Pages: 2