Greatest Stories

Sacrificial Generosity
Part 4

June 27, 2021 • Grant Hickman • The Greatest Stories Rarely ToldSacrificial Generosity

Join us as Grant continues The Greatest Stories Rarely Told, taking a look at some of the greatest, yet lesser known stories of the Bible, that point back to our 3 core values; Sacrificial Generosity, Radical Hospitality, and Uncommon Humility.
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Sermon Notes - June 27, 2021
The Greatest Stories Rarely Told: Sacrificial Generosity - Part 4 - Grant Hickman

Sacrificial Generosity
Radical Hospitality
Uncommon Humility

Undeniable Kingdom Impact

“Hospitality is making room for people in a place where, unless you invited them, they wouldn’t feel free to come.” Dr. Christine Pohl

2 Samuel 8:13-15
David became famous when he returned from defeating the Arameans in the Valley of Salt, he defeated 18,000 in all. He placed garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. The LORD protected David wherever he campaigned. David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.

2 Samuel 9:1-4
Then David asked, “Is anyone still left from the family of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?” Now there was a servant from Saul’s house named Ziba, so he was summoned to David. The king asked him, “Are you Ziba?” He replied, “At your service.” The king asked, “Is there not someone left from Saul’s family, that I may extend God’s kindness to him?” Ziba said to the king, “One of Jonathan’s sons is left; both of his feet are crippled.” The king asked him, “Where is he?” Ziba told the king, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.

2 Samuel 9:5-6
So King David had him brought from the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar. When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed low with his face toward the ground. David said, “Mephibosheth?” He replied, “Yes, at your service.”

2 Samuel 9:7-10
David said to him, “Don’t be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father. You will be a regular guest at my table.” Then Mephibosheth bowed and said, “Of what importance am I, your servant, that you show regard for a dead dog like me?” Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s attendant, and said to him, “Everything that belonged to Saul and to his entire house I hereby give to your master’s grandson. You will cultivate the land for him–you and your sons and your servants. You will bring its produce and it will be food for your master’s grandson to eat. But Mephibosheth, your master’s grandson, will be a regular guest at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

Invite one new family into your home each month this summer.

Plan quarterly gatherings for a larger group.

Look for opportunities to invite others.