Mercy

The Sacrificing King
Forgiveness always costs. As 2 Samuel ends, we visit the site of the future temple where King David makes a sacrifice to save his people from judgement. This sacrifice is a shadow of Jesus who sacrifices himself to rescue us from judgement. King David’s willingness to lay down his life for Israel, his sheep, prepares us for Jesus, the good shepherd who dies for his sheep. Outline David’s grasping census (24:1-10) Consequences and compassion (24:11-25) Jesus, the self-sacrificing king

God's Abundant Grace
Visions of the end (7:1-9:10) God has been patient (7:1-6) But it won't last forever (7:7-9; 8:1-9:10) Because God's Word is rejected (7:10-17) But even so, God will restore (9:11-15) Has God been gracious (Acts 15:16-18)? Revelation 22:1-3

Grace for the Worst Sinner
A trustworthy saying (vv12-16) about a glorious God (v17) Do you know God's grace?

God's Unending Mercy
Not rejected but a remnant (vv 1-10) Not by genetics but by grafting (vv 11-24) Not ‘Israel’ but ‘All Israel’ (vv 25-32) God's glorious mercy (vv 33-36)

Saved Through Deception
The Gibeonite Deception A Crafty Plan (vv1-15) …that's caugty out (vv16-18) …but it works! (vv19-27) The Gibeonites and Us The Israelite's Failure (v14) James 1:5 We don't need to deceive God! Romans 5:8

Brought In
(Just before the sermon began we watched this video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul16jUU8-Sc) Two sneaky men and a shady lady (2:1-7) God's reputation (2:8-11) Striking a deal (2:12-21) The spies report (2:22-23) Rahab brought in (6:22-25; Matthew 1:5-6) God brings us in (Ephesians 2:12-13)