God Shows “Chesed”, June 15-21, 2014




Chesed has its meaning rooted in God’s character



Chesed shows God’s kindness, love, loyalty, and mercy to his own



David shows chesed to Mephibosheth


Chesed takes the first step

Chesed is over-the-top surprising generosity



We should show chesed to one another



David represents Jesus and Mephibosheth represents the lost sinner


Group Discussion Questions

  1. As you begin your discussion, ask God to give you a greater understanding of his marvelous character trait known as his chesed.
  2. How does God reveal himself and describe himself in Exodus 34:6-7? What English words does your Bible version use to translate the Hebrew word chesed? Look these verses up in various translations in order to gain a greater perspective of chesed.
  3. In 2 Samuel 9:1-13, why does David honor Mephibosheth? Compare this to Jonathan’s covenant with David in 1 Samuel 20:14-15, what do you see?
  4. What does David showing chesed to Mephibosheth teach us about David’s character? How did Mephibosheth respond to David’s invitation and what can we learn about the proper attitude in responding to chesed (2 Samuel 9:6, 8)?
  5. What were the four ways in which David showed over-the-top surprising generosity (2 Samuel 9:5-10)?
  6. How can we show chesed to one another (refer to Zechariah 7:9-10 for ideas)?
  7. How does David represent Jesus and Mephibosheth, the lost sinner, in this story?


Family Discussion Questions

  1. Read 2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-13 together as a family. What actions do you use your feet for? Do you know someone who uses crutches or a wheelchair? What things might have been hard for Mephibosheth to do?
  2. King David found out that Mephibosheth was handicapped and invited him to come to the palace. How did he react once he was inside the palace with the king (2 Samuel 9:5-8)? How would you have felt if you were Mephibosheth?
  3. What was Mephibosheth’s big surprise once he heard what King David had to say to him (see 2 Samuel 9:6-11)? What four acts of kindness did King David do for Mephibosheth? How do you think David felt about his good friend’s son? Mephibosheth’s disability meant that he couldn’t make a living by himself. God didn’t show kindness by taking away the problem—healing his crippled legs. Instead, God showed kindness by providing for his needs through King David. Kindness doesn’t always look the way we think it should.
  4. Why do you think it’s wise to be kind to others? What are some ways we can be kind to someone? How can you be kind to someone who is older than you? Younger than you?
  5. How can you be kind to someone on the playground? In your neighborhood?
  6. How does Jesus show kindness to humanity? How are Jesus and David alike? How are we like Mephibosheth?




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