Joy in the Promise

Restorative Joy

March 29th, 2020
Title: “Restorative Joy”
Message 5 in the Series: “Joy in the Promise”
2 Samuel 9:1-13
Pastor Brandon Lenhart

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Something to think about:

In the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel there’s a story of friendship between a man by the name of David (who would become king of Israel), and another man named Jonathan (the son of the first king of Israel, Saul). Though fraught with difficulty because Saul became David’s enemy, and sought to kill him, David and Jonathan’s friendship would thrive under the most difficult of circumstances.

This friendship was so deep, in fact, that it extended beyond the grave. How so? Well, Saul and Jonathan would die together in battle while David was still on the run from Saul. After that fateful battle, David would assume the throne, while weeping over the loss of those two men. Several years into his reign, David would continue to remember his friend Jonathan, and one day decided to do something uncharacteristic of a King. That’s where we pick up the story today.

2 Samuel 9:1-13

The key point is this…

Key Point: “True friendship is hard to find, but true friendship that lasts a lifetime bears the seeds of joy and restoration.”

What can we learn about the endearing qualities of true friendship through David’s actions in this passage? Let’s take a look:

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