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A Biblical Story of God’s Lovingkindness. Story of Mephibosheth. Two Different Hebrew Words for “Mercy”. Chanan (2603). “to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior” Translated as: “mercy, pity, compassion”. Cheçed (2617). “God’s covenant love” Translated as: “mercy, lovingkindness”. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1Chanan (2603)
Cheçed (2617)
Translated as:
Brief History
After David killed Goliath, Saul is jealous
and keeps trying to kill David. (1 Samuel 10-31)
2. King Saul and his son Jonathan die in battle.
3. David is made king by tribe of Judah only.
4. Saul’s son, Ishbosheth, is made king
by Abner, Saul’s commander-in-chief.
Long war between the “House of Saul”
the “House of David” (2 Samuel 3:1)
5. Because of a misunderstanding,
Abner stops supporting Ishbosheth
6. Abner is tragically killed by David’s men.
Ishbosheth is assassinated by his captains.
7. The rest of the tribes join Judah and accept
David as their king.
Brief History
(continued)
“Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet.
He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel.
His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave,
he fell and became crippled.
His name was Mephibosheth.”
2 Samuel 4:4 (NIV)
In the Hebrew, “Mephibosheth” means:
“Breathing out shame”
Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Brief History
“And the king said unto him, ‘Where is he (Mephibosheth)?’
And Ziba said unto the king, ‘Behold, he is
in the house of Machir,
the son of Ammiel,
“No Place of Pasture”
Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Brief History
of the house of Saul,
that I may shew him
kindness
(1 Samuel 18:1-4 & 21:14-17)
Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel)
Brief History
‘Is there not yet any of the house of Saul,
that I may shew
the kindness of God
‘Jonathan hath yet a son,
which is lame on his feet.’”
2 Samuel 9:3
“Covenant Love”
Brief History
the son of Ammiel,
“Fetching Grace”
Our “Un” - State
1. UN– Able
2. UN– Willing
3. UN– Worthy
7 Events of Grace
2. David broke the silence first.
3. David calls out his name.
4. Mephibosheth
7. Mephibosheth says:
“Who am I?”
Mephibosheth’s Portion!
5. Honored position as
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