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King Of Hearts, Week 7: Always a Place at the Table
December 3, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 20:14-16

King Of Hearts, Week 7: Always a Place at the Table

December 3, 2023 / 1 Samuel 20:14-16

2 Samuel 9:3 (NIV)  

2 Samuel 9:7-8 (NIV)

2 Samuel 9:13 (NIV)

Today’s Core Truth:  When Jesus is the King of our hearts there is always a place at His table.
There is always a place at the table for us because…

⇒ The King of Hearts has expressed  love.

1 Samuel 20:14-16 (NLT) 

1 Samuel 24:21-22 (NLT)

Romans 5:10 (NIV) 

⇒ The King of Hearts offered acceptance.

2 Samuel 9:11 (NIV)

Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV)

Romans 8:15-16 (NIV) 

⇒ The King of Hearts has extended forgiveness.

2 Samuel 9:13 (NIV)

Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT) 

Colossians 3:13 (Message)

Theme:  Sitting Invitation

Reflect Together

What impacted you the most from last Sunday’s Message as well as from the King of Hearts Growth guides?

Share Together

What was your dinner table like growing up?

Read & Discuss Together  1 Samuel 20:14-16, 24:21-22, 2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-13
  • Knowing the context, why did David express kindness to Mephibosheth? What is David modeling to us of love, acceptance, and forgiveness? If you were him, how would you feel and respond?

  • What is Mephibosheth’s response? How would you have responded?


  • The relationship between David and Jonathan was grounded in a covenant. How does the concept of covenant play a role in our relationship with God and with others?


  • How can understanding God’s covenant with us impact the way we relate to those around us?


  • How does the invitation to the King’s table foreshadow Christ’s invitation to us in our own crippled state of sin and brokenness? How are you grateful for this invitation? How do you find it difficult and doubtful like Mephibosheth?


  • How can we actively seek out opportunities to show kindness, especially to those who may feel marginalized or overlooked during this holiday season personally or as a group?


  • Mephibosheth was welcomed to the table not just once, but for all times. How does that speak to your relationship with Jesus, our King?


  • How might we model inviting others to the relationship table? Who might struggle with our invitation or find it difficult to invite that you need prayer for?

Pray Together

Take time to share updates on how God is answering prayer and pray for specific needs in your group/family.

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