Our Life as Mephibosheth

II Sam. 4: 4,9:1-ll, 16:1-4, 19: 24-30

Pew Bible Pg. 243

 

I.Know that we all have inherited an old sin nature.

†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† II Sam. 4:4, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 3:10-12

††††† A.Remember in your early years of so-called innocence, your sin.

††††† B.Realize that when you think youíve arrived at perfection there is still much sin.

 

II.Praise God that He takes the initiative to save us from our sin.†††

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† II Sam. 9: 1-11, Rom. 5:6, Rom. 5:8, I Pet. 3: 18

††††††† A.In what way did He take the initiative in your life?

††††††† B.How has He taken the initiative to get you be a vehicle of Godís grace for someone else?

 

III.Realize there are forces (the world, the flesh, and the devil) that are always at work attempting to discredit us.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††II Sam. 16: 1-4

††† †††A.When have you crossed over into the enemy Satanís territory-recently?

††††††††††††† 1.What happened?

††††††††††††† 2.What do you need to do?

†††††† B.What did Ziba do that hurt Mephibosheth?

††††††††††††† 1.What was the result?

††††††††††††† 2.Where have you done likewise? ††† Prov. 21:6, II Pet. 2:3, Prov. 6: 6-19

 

IV.Get back to the Lord, trusting Him, and mouring for the lost relationship with Him.

†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† II Sam. 19: 24-30, Prov. 3: 5-6, Ps. 37: 7

††††††† A.How did Mephibosheth react to the betrayal?

††††††† B.What really mattered to him?

††††††† C.What really matters to me?