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March 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Would you please stand for the call to worship, worship comes from Psalm eight versus 139 reading in the word of God, the Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. You set your glory above the heavens out of the mouth of babies and infants you establish strength because of your foes to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the Son of Man that you care for him. Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands you put all things under his feet.
All sheep and oxen and also the beast of the field, the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea. Whatever passes along the paths of the seas, O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth may be seated.
Please join with me in prayer father in heaven.
Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit will bring before you today our worship and we pray that this worship is pleasing and honorable to you. We pray that you would work out great work in our hearts and our minds today to clear ourselves of the cares of the world and to focus on your glory and giving you praise and honor and glory, we pray that through our struggles through our trials.
There are temptations that you would remind us of your wording.
We take great care in that great comfort. We pray that through these trials that you would make us more holy that you would draw us closer to you that you would shelter us under your wings. We pray that as we receive the word today that it would penetrate our hearts that it would move us to obedience to holiness to sanctification that we would not be merely hearers only, but we would be doers of that word. We pray that in her interactions with others that we would be salt and light that if there is someone we encountered was never read the Bible or of known your word that we would bring that word to them and that your spirit would make that alive in their hearts.
Reprinted also for us, that sometimes the word is not alive in our hearts and we pray that we would pray for each other not knowing what's in our hearts and our minds that we would pray that you would be merciful to us that you would guide us that you would make that word alive in us and drive us to action. We pray that the songs we sing today would be songs of truth reflecting your glory. We pray that for those who are sick and suffering that you would bring healing. We pray that those who were in troubled marriages and broken families in workplace environments that are hostile.
Whatever the case may be that we would trust in you with all of our heart and lean not on our own understanding. We pray that you would guide us in holiness that we honor you and all that we do Lord, have your spirit be strong here today that will encourage us that we receive your word and that we would grow in grace and faith. We do thank you for your mercy for us that you've given us your son, the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins who made us sons of God, and we will be heirs with him forever.
We pray that this will bring us great joy and bring us great enthusiasm to worship you. May you be honored and praised. You pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior men. We worship the Almighty King of creation rains overall blesses us every day with his goodness and his mercy must stand together and saying as we worship our God praise the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation praised all all I all lies. All the above will all things one is move. Lord I be will praise all all all all will move all all all all is all all all I all all all all all is all trial, all will all booth all on all all is cool. Once all all all all all all all all all will all all will is all wrong, all rise, all all is just reading today is from Hebrews chapter 5 will be reading verses five through 10 passage which points us to our great high priest, Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hebrews 5, beginning with verse five so also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest but was appointed by him who said to him you are my son, today I have begotten you. As he says also in another place.
You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek in the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reference. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered and being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him being designated by God. A high priest after the order of Melchizedek because we have such a great high priest. We have access to the very throne of defined versus grace to help in time of need. So let's do what is good and right in our worship fast before God. Our sin are needed in dependence upon him, would you pray with me are prayer of confession Almighty and everlasting Lord we have offended and daily elf in the eyes of your Majesty, and all the actions of our life. You have just calls Lord to thrust us into hell for our many offenses. Remembering those offenses is a grief to our consciences so that we are unable to find any rest or ease and ourselves, to whom then shall we call, to whom shall we run, we call upon you, father of verses for you are infinite, and goodness we run to you, O Christ our Redeemer for you alone can forgive our sins, forgive us and confirm in us your Holy Spirit, that we might utterly give ourselves to obedience, both now and forever. We pray these things in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was take a moment now to confess our particular sin silently. Now the words of God from Isaiah 53 but Christ was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. We have a wonderful priest was provided cleansing from sin and righteousness. We might stand in the presence of holy God or some today is Psalm 23 the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want obstruct recently in reading the Psalm by spiritual application of verses three and four which I think most often we think of in terms of physical danger and physical death. And yet the reality is that in our spiritual lives we go our own way rebel and send an God in his mercy restores our soul and leads us in righteousness, even when we toy with death in our sin, he comforts us with his rod and your staff. Let stand once again as we sing Psalm 23 the Lord's my shepherd, I will not want all I God will all be still be a lie will all will will will live in this all I and my all I technology have your Bibles with you as I turn with me if you would second save chapter 9 will be looking first of all, versus 26 and David say it is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake. There was a servant of the house of Saul's name was about like holding the David and the king said to him, or usable is that I am your servant, and the king said, is there not steal someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him exhibit save the King there still a son of Jonathan.
He's crippled in his feet.
The king said to them, crazy exhibit save the King's the house and make here the son of MEL at loading bar then King David sent brought in from the house of Mickey or the son of Emile at loading bar and the finish of the son of Jonathan, son of Saul came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said with favor shift and answered, behold, I am your servant, that with me as we got our Lord in prayer only.
Father, we pray for Claire Hampton today is just yesterday she fail in two major bones in her arm is in a great deal of pain right now we life that you would help her with her pain. We pray heavenly father.
That is, they operate on her.
The first of this week that operational be a total success that she will soon be made whale heavenly father we fail so often to realize and appreciate your glory.
We get lazy in our thinking. We get lethargic.
I walk with you. We forget your glorious grandeur. We get so caught up in the mundane that we quit focusing on your power and your holiness in your goodness. We fail to meditate on your glory. We forget what Paul said in first Corinthians 1031. Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God. Watch TV shows ballgames political debates. Whatever the recent failures in our minds wander from focusing on you, Lord, may we experience what Isaiah did when he went into the temple and saw the Lord had lifted up on his throne. Isaiah was so wild that he fell apart emotionally. He had never seen such glory and the vision of your holiness forced him to look at his own sinfulness. You glory mating Hades sin and hunger after your grace and mercy today will be viewing the finishes. Jonathan son.
We will see a picture of God's grace that should make a shout for joy.
Lord first show us your glory and holiness to break us in their lives. Then let us revel in your grace.
Let us be overcome with your mercy Lord Jesus did us this morning. What David did him a favor shift 3000 years ago. 40 is the precious and holy name of Jesus that we pray. Amen may be seated. We have before us today a chapter that describes the very pinnacle of David's life.
This event was greater than David killing Goliath. It was greater than David capturing Jerusalem. It was greater than David defeating the Amalekites. It was greater than David taking the ark of the covenant bring it back up to Mount Zion and placing it in the tabernacle of David, my goodness, what's his chapter all about one second chapter and second Samuel chapter 9, we have a story that teaches us about a time in David's life when David was more like Jehovah God then he had ever been before. This was finally a time of peace and prosperity. A time were David to kind of relax and kick back and do whatever he wanted to do instead of thinking about himself.
David's mind went back a quarter-century again to the time when he entered into a covenant with Jonathan, so in verse one. He says this is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake, David and Jonathan were covenant brothers and one of the stipulations that covenant was spoken by Jonathan when he said that to David listen, David. If anything happens to me that I want you to to love and protect and bless my children in the same way that you would love and bless and protect me now for the first time in two decades, there is peace and prosperity in the land. David has time to really think he looks at his people and he says to his people, my friend, my covenant brother Jonathan has died over 20 years ago but now I'm wondering is there any of Jonathan's children who were still living that I might show them kindness that I might show them mercy, and I might show them grace and David looks around and there's a guy servant whose name is Silva and he calls a mild and he says the same question to Silva, he says, are there any of the descendents of Saul who were still living he said I want to bless Liam and Sybil says yes there is one, there's one son of a Jonathan still living. His name is my favor shift crippled and in both of his legacy is lame in his feet and David gets excited about that.
David said this is wonderful this is glorious you go getting and bring him back to me and second Samuel chapter 4 we have the explanation of what happened to my favor shift. Saul and Jonathan Dodd and with Saul and Jonathan Dodd and everybody in Israel need that David had been anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next King of the of Israel and that was known now this favor shift at a nurse who was taking care of, and when the fever shifts found out nurse found out that Saul and Jonathan had both died. She immediately begin to panic and she said oh my goodness this is not good.
This is not good because it's for the shift is an heir to the throne with favor shift is supposed to be what one of the next kings of Israel and David will hate him. We got to protect my favor shift. We got to put him in a place where David can't get to doing.
And so this, the nurse grabbed the fever shifts up and grabbing at him in her arms. She begin to run withing and as she ran she tripped and she fell on the favor shift is probably for five years old at this time and she broke his feet. Both of the impress the bones and in both of his feet.
I'm sure he cried out in anguish and have x-ray machines at that time so I didn't really know how to set bones. What we would now have it set bones today and so he grew up as a horrible cripple lame in both of his feet, unable to walk a terrible terrible situation. So the nurse took him to a place way away from David's presence the place called Lodi bar spokesman for the shift is a picture of lost man is a picture of both you and me before we came to know Christ. Now how is that well let me let me share what's going on here. There are three words that start with a that describe the ambitious condition and also the condition of every lost person. First of all, the favor shift was away. The nurse took my favor shift and took them all away down to the wilderness to a place away from David. Miles and miles and miles away so that David would not know where he is, so that she could hide him. He was away. She took him away and the nurse said that too little. The finishes listen. David is the king of the nation. He is the bright sovereign ruler. He is powerful he is, he is so strong. He is not your friend favor shift is your enemy. David wants to kill you.
David wants to take away your fine David wants to keep you from your friends. So she took him to a place called loading bar. That place means wilderness or the literal translation is the place of no pasture. He was away from David and for 20 years. He hid himself in that wilderness away from David. He didn't want anybody know who he was.
He didn't reveal his identity to anybody. He kept himself hidden and he felt fairly safe because he thought he was hidden pretty well.
David the first of all, he was away. Secondly, he was afraid why was he afraid he was afraid because the nurse had indoctrinated him with lies about David. She had said. David hate you, David.
What she David David doesn't care about you you you you can't trust David you must stay out of this present all the time and you can't be opened with anybody that who you really are because if they find out who you really are. They might tell David and if that happens, David will kill you with favor shift is not seen David since he was about five years old and now he's got a completely different idea of who David is. He looks at him as if he's a horrible odor. He looks at him as a season in compassionate non-feeling egomaniac. That's how he looks, adding just the name of Davidson shivers up and down his spine is scared to death of David within there's another word that describes him is antagonistic is antagonistic because of all this negative talk about David. Not only is afraid of David, but he also hates sing.
He resents David because he's a cripple and the nurse has blamed his lameness on David. The nurse said look we were running away from David. David was after you.
David wanted to kill you, and so I picked you up and I fell on you, but I was running away trying to help you. And so it's not my fault it's David's fault that you are lying. It's not my fault. It was a nurses fault because she's the one who panicked. She's the one who fell on him, but she blamed it on David say I think one of the most wicked insidious agendas that's going on in America's culture today is agendas a culture that is obsessed with developing people into people.
A victim mentality of telling these people that they are being oppressed that they are being victimized and what happens when when people begin to believe those things.
When people begin to believe the things they lose initiative and I get angry with everything and then I get filled with hatred for patient lives out in the wilderness with a bunch of of rough godless thugs and they get together they mocked David and they curse him and I and I laugh at him and finishes right in there with them is doing the same things he's he's in his heart is filled with resentment and antagonism boxes that not a picture of the way we were before we came to know Christ. Is that not a picture of what we were in our lost state.
I can remember my BC days before Christ, and I would run from God. I didn't want him getting too close. I didn't like the way the truth made me feel I was afraid of God.
I was afraid of hail and I just wish that God would leave me alone there was enmity in my heart toward God.
I did not want him running my life. I did not want him being the authority over me. I wanted to run my own like I wanted to be my own authority and when I heard about God's standard of holiness. It made me extremely uncomfortable books. That's what my favor shift is feeling for David. Why does he feel that way toward David the reason he feels that way about David is because he doesn't know David's heart. Maybe some of you here today and you might be angry at God, you might be frustrated with the church.
You might be put out with religion. Well, my advice to you is this put all that to the side and look to Jesus want to Jesus and look to his heart.
He doesn't want to take away your fine they will still fill you with joy like you've never experienced before. Jesus said I've come that they might have life and that they might have it abundantly understand that some of you been hurt by religion understand that some some self-righteous hypocrite may have said something to really hurt your feelings. I understand that that's nothing but religion. Jesus hated that to I'm not challenging you to be religious. I'm challenging you to look to Jesus and brothers and sisters when you see his heart and all hail will be able to keep you from him. I want you to consider what this is doing to this young man. He is alienated from everything that is good and helpful. His self image is shattered. He believes that he is nothing, he believes that he can never be anything but nothing is living in total defeat that. With that said, I will share with you three points in this passage that teach us about David's encounter with the favor shift .1 is a sovereign initiative. Look at verse five with me.
Then King David sent, and brought him from the house of make here the son of MEL at loading bar not imagine the soldiers coming up to this little house for Bush's housing knocks on the door and the favor shift thinks is probably one of his buddies so he drags himself over the door. He opens the door up and he is shot. Therefore, soldiers that are standing they are not his buddies and he looks at them and he says guys, what's the trouble and he's heart just jumped up in his throat.
He said what you won't. And I said are you finishes the son of Jonathan and he said yes I am. Who wants to know.
I said David wants to know for David wants you and he wants you right now at his palace. All the color drained from his face.
He thinks to himself this is it. I been hiding there for 20 years now been able to stay away from David, but now David is probably found out that I been cursing his name and now he's going to take my wife and that's why they're bringing me to him.
So the soldiers grabbing by the arms and they picking him up. They put them in the back of a wagon and is that wagon is moving away from the house he a looks back toward his little house, and he looks at the people his friends that are waving goodbye to doing anything to himself. House is just a little house with us all of God, by my life's been barren and unproductive. But it's all that I really know any long to go back to that little place reminds me a whole lot of what happened with lots wife never got to get ready to send down the fire and brimstone on the city of Sodom and Gomorrah and all that's getting ready to take place in the angel grabs the family of lot and angel rescues them and leads them out. Of Sodom and Gomorrah that they might be protected. Angel tells them not to look back lots wife turns around and she looks back longingly at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. This is what she loved this was the place of wickedness.
This was a place of filth and yet she loved it because that was all she really need that was wherefore fun came from and she looked at it and you remember what happened.
She was she was turned into a pillar of salt that look was the same kind of look that LeFevre should pass toward his place. He didn't want to leave because that was all he knew that was all that that lots wife need and she did not realize at that place Sodom and Gomorrah were deceiving her and destroying her Leslie. This applies to us. I want you to picture him up for Bush's here for Bishop is a picture of us and for Bishop didn't go sinking after David. David went sinking after him. Folks, that's the way it is. We go seeking after God. God went sinking after us. It was like sovereign initiative, God did it, what were away when we were sinful, arrogant, hardheaded rebels against God but God, who is rich in mercy hath quickened us and seated us in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Jesus said it well when he said you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. John said it well when he said we love him because he first loved us. Paul said it well when he said there is none that seek after God, but is not of him that Willis nor him that run it, but of God that show with mercy folks that we need to understand the us that that is if you have this idea that you are saying today because of your wisdom or because of your intelligence.
Because of this this great intellectual decision that you made for him than you were dead wrong. We need to understand what the prophet Jonah said when he said, salvation is of the Lord. The second thing I want to see is the subject's humility.
Look at verse six, Emma for Bishop, the son of Jonathan, son of Saul came to Dave and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said the favor shift and he answered, behold, I am your servant. Put yourself in David shoes for just a minute. He thinks back 25 years before the date for Bishop was born. He remembers how his friend Jonathan was so excited and he was waiting for the, the, the midwife to come back at giving the knees.
Finally, the midwife steps out. She smiles and she said Jonathan your daddy your daddy and you got a beautiful little sign Jonathan Saul excited shouting for Joe F, son of Telus son finally goes into seeing.
He reaches down and picks up his little boy in his arms, beholding to his chest and kisses owning and he loves owning the texting back out to David he said David this is my side here holding see what it feels like David with a vicious, about three years old, he will a a place with David.
He climbs up in his lap.
He said Mr. David, would you tell me again about that hey you kill that wicked giant Goliath with nothing but a slingshot in the stone. David loves spending that time just holding Jonathan's little boy, but now for two decades, David has been of the opinion that the favor shift is dead.
All of a sudden he realizes right there in his palace for the shift is there. He's they are right there in his palace, David is going to be able to see him again and so David turns around to civil servant. He says to getting and bringing in here and do it quickly and so the servant goes out gets another servant they get on both sides of the pivot shift like they lift him up. They bring them into David's throne room and they setting down on the floor right right in front of David. He's got legs that are crippled and mangled and so he takes his hands any Janie just drags himself up to David's feet and he bails himself before David gets to David's feet and then their eyes meet for the first time in over 20 years. David looks at him. He looks at David, then the for vicious falls prostrate before the king had to add that the for Bishop has no idea that there was a covenant between David and Ann and Jonathan.
He thinks that this is all about judgment. He knows the, the, the way that many string kings think he believes that he is there because he's an ire of the throne. He thinks David is there to killing David sits there and he looks at this poor helpless man. He looks at the braces on these withered mangled legs. Then he looks at Jonathan's face and that face there is such a resemblance on the for Bishop's face and in that place there such a a resemblance to Jonathan and he can hardly believe it. Then he starts thinking back about Jonathan and all the sacrifices that Johnson made for him, he thinks about how Jonathan gave him the throne of Israel for him.
He thinks about how Jonathan gave him the love of his daddy Saul for him. He thinks about how Jonathan would die for him and then here's the king. This great man of valor. This mighty warrior and he responds to the for the shift and I can just seen take his face and bury his his face in his hands and weep like a baby.
Finally quit sweeping wipes off his eyes.
He steps up off the throne and he walks down to him the favor shift and he reaches down any picks them up in his arms and holding tight to his chest and he says this towing fear not, the favor shift for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan for Jonathan.father say this may be the most beautiful picture of grace that we have in the entire Old Testament. This is amazing Grace, this pitiful cripple has been in hiding for over 20 years but bless God he's not to be hiding anymore is now embraced by the arms of the king and he's just totally bewildered at what's happening here is mind is racing 100 miles a minute and he says to David.
David why why is this happening. What about done and Davis is also this not what you've done is what your daddy Jonathan has done. He said Jonathan every birthday wishes. Every time I look at you. All I can see is Jonathan you know what that is. That's a picture of a great doctrine in the Scripture, the doctrine of double amputation. When Jesus died on the cross.
What did he do he took my sin and he imputed to me his righteousness, and what somewhat so, so that when God the father looked at me when he looks at Doug Agnew.
Now he didn't say my filth in my sin, but he sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ. That's what he sees when he looks at your sin. He sees Jesus. That's what he sees and brothers and sisters until we understand that will never have a victorious and a joyful wall with the Lord.
You see, if I just look at myself in my righteousness. I'm going to get discouraged, I'm good. Just want to quit him and I want to just cash it in because I know I don't deserve God's blessings.
Grace is not about what we deserve braces. The unmerited undeserved favor of God is God saying I love you and I want to bless you, for Jesus sake is God saying to us. I wanted to take from you. The tension and anguish in your soul and I want to break the bondage is in the addictions in your heart and I want you to experience joy unspeakable and full of glory, God's grace is not just needed for salvation brothers and sisters it is needed for this life. You see, God save you not just to get you into heaven is bright and is glorious is that is the also saved you get heaven into you at takes us to the third point the supreme covenant versus 7 to 11.
David said to him, do not fear from will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father. You shall eat at my table always and he paid homage and said what is your servant you should show regard for a dead dog such as in the king called civil Saul servant said to him all that long to Saul and all his sales have given your master's grandson and you and your sons and your servant shall till the land for him, and shall bring in the produce that your master's grandson may have bread to eat, for vicious your master's grandson Joe always eat at my table. Now Silva had 15 sons and 20 servants. Then Sybil said to the king, according to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant, do some of for vicious 80 David's table like one of the kings sons. David explains the covenant to my favor shift to a set I gave my bow and arrow to a Jonathan, and Jonathan gave me his his his shield and his sword that was a symbol saying to each other that we will protect each other no matter what. I gave my money belt to Jonathan. David said and Jonathan gave his money belt to me. That was a promise that we make to each other that if we got in trouble financially that we would help each other and then I gave my coat to Jonathan, and Jonathan gave his coat to me and that was a symbol that that we are a unity that we are one that we are together now.
Now how important is that that is important, because they made a covenant with each other.
A covenant promise to each other say in this. That not only are these promises good for Jonathan and David. Those promises are good for their children and their children's children as well. David said I love you for vicious because I loved your daddy I love you for vicious because I was in covenant with your daddy and and can you know that how will I present to you. You will live in my palace. You will eat at my table.
You will eat off my plates. You will eat my food you will will fellowship with my family at the table and you will be my son. My adopted son and you will call me all the father you will call me daddy for vicious eyes well up with tears and he says king David do me one more favor. He said, would you take me over to the balcony. They walk over the balcony. They look down below their move for vicious old godless friends and their scream it up to David and they said David you can't trust that young man, he's a liar he's a hypocrite. Hey, he hates you, David.
We heard him curse. She we heard him ridicule you. He a Nietzsche to come back home with us. David Davis is 09. He lives in my palace. Now, each at my table. He is my son is my adopted son and I said no one David in the for vicious miles and said telling David telling about the covenant between you and my daddy telling David and David did.
I've had couples who were living with each other outside of wedlock and they said they didn't need to get married because they felt like the marriage covenant was unnecessary as a movie out several years ago called out of Africa and there's a scene in that movie that kind of explains that, thinking that mindset, Richard Phillips thinks of this scene from the movie and he said this in one sense, the character played by Meryl Streep sits on the beach talking with her lover, played by Robert Redford. She wants him to marry her, and he responds you think I love you more because of a piece of paper. This is today's mentality in which covenant others are nothing more than empty formalities. Dale Ralph Davis comments with the world is not see is that love that truly loves is willing to bind itself is willing to promise is willing and gladly obligates itself so that the other might stand securely in that love, David blasphemous for vicious for Jonathan sake so that he could be faithful to the covenant he had made God's saving mercy to believers rises from a similar motivation is that not glorious and you can picture David explaining this covenant that he had with Jonathan with these godless friends of the for vicious and once he explains it to them they just drop their heads and they walk off and defeat the truth has shut their miles and was the application here is the application Revelation chapter 12, Satan is called the accuser of the brethren, when we fall when we stumble when we sin when we mess up Satan is right they are to immediately accuse us any teases us to our sales pieces look at what you've done you nothing but a hypocrite. You're not real.
You're a phony. You don't really belong to Christ. What you do with that how you handle that.
Did you just take it day do you do you just live with that kind of condemnation. No is what you do you point Satan to Jesus Christ. And when you point Satan to Jesus Christ. Jesus holds his hands up and he holds his hands up and when he does. Satan can see the nail prints and Jesus says look at these nail prints you enemy of God. Look at these nail prints you malevolent wicked devil. These nail prints of the proof that this person is a child of God. My blood sealed his covenant. My blood made him worthy my blood washed away his sins, my blood really imputed to him the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
He said so you can take your accusations down to the lowest parts of hail where you belong. This person is a child of God because of my covenant because of my covenant. This person is a child of God and he will reign with me forever brothers and sisters. I don't know about you but I'm glad I'm a Christian. I'm glad I know Jesus I'm glad I'm redeemed. I'm glad that I'm washed in the blood of the Lamb. I'm glad that I'm in covenant with God. I am glad that my accusers have no power over me.
Glass is holy name. Let's pray heavenly father, thank you for your grace, my sin is a stench in your nostrils and too often I act like I don't care we read the story much for vicious and every one of us here can relate to it for vicious fear. David he hated David he thought.
David hated him if you David like Capt. Ahab. The great white whale.
He ran from David to hear from David. He hung out with people you hated David is whale the David was a covenant with the for vicious dad, Jonathan. After Johnson's death David Saltman for vicious out, he found them in broadening to the palace, not the punishing not to killing not to wipe them out, but to loving and adopting Ms. his own son, father, what a picture of our salvation, amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now found was blind but how I see.
Thank you Lord for your electing grace.
Thank you for the shedding of the innocent and spotless blood of your son.
Help us to love you more.
40 is the precious and holy name of Jesus that we pray.
Amen. Glorious God looks to close our time of worship, singing together, to God be the glory and seeing all is all all all all all all will all all all all all and all all all all all all all the laws and all all all all the all thank you for coming worshiping with us today. Let me encourage you to be back with us tonight Steve McCullough will be preaching tonight.
He's preaching in first Timothy and is been a good study so I'll ask if you would to common and be part of our worship this evening to get ready to do the benediction.
I'm asking you if you feel comfortable with this is to put your hands up like this and this is a symbol of you receiving the benediction of what God has to say what God has to promise you made the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope, in all God's children say