David, Real Heart (20 of 32) by Steve Jones

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David, Real Heart (20 of 32)
Series: David - Keeping It Real
Steve Jones
2 Samuel 9

Introduction: From ''Children's Letters to God''

Lucy asks God, ''Dear God, are you really invisible or is that just a trick?''

Norma asks, ''Dear God, did you mean for a giraffe to look like that or was that an accident?''

Nell writes: ''Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?''

Lois: ''Dear God, I like the Lord's prayer best of all. Did you have to write it a lot or did you get it right the first time?''

Joanne: ''I'd like to know why all the things you said are in red.''

Darla: ''Did you really mean, 'do unto others as they do unto you?' Because if you did, then I'm going to fix my brother.''

Peter: ''Will you please send Dennis Clark to a different camp this year?''

Anita: Is it true my father won't get into heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?''

What question would you like to ask God? One that a lot of us might like to ask, if we're really honest is, ''Dear God, do you REALLY love me?'' We've been in a sermon series based upon the life of David entitled ''Keepin it real.'' Today I want to talk about real heart.

David has been referred to as ''A man after God's own heart.'' Just as x-rays pass through the human body and reflect an accurate picture of the heart to the physician's trained eye, there were some important ways in which the actions of David reflected the heart of God. We get one of those action x-rays in II Samuel chapter nine. It's the remarkable story of a king and a young man named Mephibosheth (friends called him ''Phizbo''). In this account, David reflects God's heart in three ways.

I. WE SEE GOD'S HEART IN THE MERCIFUL QUEST

II Samuel 9:1-3a ''David asked, 'Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?' Now there was a servant of Saul's household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king ...


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