I Sit at the King’s Table

October 15, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

Mephibosheth’s story: 2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-13.

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  • King David’s towards Mephibosheth is a of the and of God’s to us through .
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| Luke 22:30, 24:27 | Romans 2:4 | Matthew 10:42, 25:40 |

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OUR RESPONSE TO THE KING’S OFFER TO SIT AT HIS TABLE.

  • A humble profession of .
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  • A life of and .
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  • Maintain a close with the .
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  • An understanding that I’m to be a .

 


 

Small Group Questions

 

What do you think?

Quickly re-read the sermon points out loud to refresh our collective memory. What particular point from Sunday’s message stood out to you, challenged you, or got you to think?

The story of your life.

  1. What is the coolest table you have ever been invited to sit at?

  2. On Sunday, Pastor Kyle shared about king David’s kindness towards Saul’s grandson Mephibosheth, who could have been a threat to his rule/reign. Tell about someone who was unexpectedly kind towards you.

Digging deeper.

  1. One of the implications of sitting at the king’s table is a right understanding that our role is to be the King’s servant. Mark 9:30-37 offers some biblical guidance on what God expects of His servants. Read it out loud and answer the following prompts.
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words.
    2. What insight does this passage reveal about being a servant of God?

    3. How are human perspectives/motives often different from God’s?

  2. In John 13:1-20, Jesus models the kind of servant-minded focus he is looking for. Read it together and answer the following prompts. 
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words.
    2. What insight does this passage reveal about being a servant of God?

    3. How are human perspectives/motives often different from God’s?

  3. Each of the following verses also offers biblical insight on what a servant of God looks like. Read them out loud one by one and share an insight about what a biblical servant looks like.
    1. Matthew 23:11-12.

    2. 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.

    3. Philippians 2:5-11.

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said that struck a chord with you.

  2. Break up in groups of 3-4 (if possible), preferably men with men and women with women for prayer.

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