THE HEAVENLY TAILGATER

SUNDAY 05/20/18

 

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  • How did the sermon impact you?
  • What from the notes stand out to you?
  • Why did Jesus say “According to your faith let it be to you.”?
  • What do we learn from Mark 11:22-23?
  • Should we expect a trouble free life?
  • What should we expect according to Psalm 23:6?
  • How can we start each day?

 

Sermon notes and scripture references:

 

Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will (Can’t win for losing)

Came from Captain Edward Murphy of the U.S. Air Force became known as the father of negative thinking.

 

David’s Law:

Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

 

A Tailgater follows you really close.

 

I can’t lose for winning – goodness and mercy will follow me

 

What if God could make this happen?

 

The spirit of Murphy’s Law is getting into churches because of our society.

 

You choose which law you live by; your faith makes the difference

 

Matthew 9:27-29

27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” 28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened…”

 

Do you believe I can do this?

 

According to your faith, let it be unto you.

 

What you expect is what you will experience

 

Mark 11:22-23

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.23 Forassuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

 

Jesus said have faith in God – He will show you what He can do.

 

Whoever believes in his heart and speak God’s truth, it will be done.

 

Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

 

What if you believed this everyday?

 

Two Great Words In Bible

1)  Agape – New Testament - Love that can only come from God

2)  Hesed – Old Testament - Loving kindness and Loving favor

 

2 Samuel 9:1-13

Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” And there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba. So when they had called him to David, the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” He said, “At your service!” Then the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, to whom I may show the kindness of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his feet.” So the king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “Indeed he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo Debar.” Then King David sent and brought him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar. Now when Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, had come to David, he fell on his face and prostrated himself. Then David said, “Mephibosheth?” And he answered, “Here is your servant!” So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” Then he bowed himself, and said, “What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?” And the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “I have given to your master’s son all that belonged to Saul and to all his house. 10 You therefore, and your sons and your servants, shall work the land for him, and you shall bring in the harvest, that your master’s son may have food to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s son shall eat bread at my table always.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king has commanded his servant, so will your servant do.” “As for Mephibosheth,” said the king, “he shall eat at my table like one of the king’s sons.” 12 Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Micha. And all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet.

 

This is what God's kindness is like

 

David showed kindness of God in honor of David’s friend Jonathan

 

Regardless of Mephibosheth crippling status

 

Verse 7: Do not fear, I will show you kindness (Hesed of God), you will live as my son, given servants and land and wealth - everything he needed

 

God gives you a reset every day.

 

You don’t need to be afraid of God

 

Psalm 103:2-14

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

 

Bless the Lord and forget not His benefits; His love for us despite us

 

God knows our frame and He supplies what we need in life

 

Psalm 23:6  Hebrew Scholar Translation:

I am absolutely convinced that the tender hearted compassion and kind blessing of Jehovah will be chasing me down every day for the rest of my life.

 

His love will be chasing me down every day of my life

 

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Every time I look in the mirror I see goodness and mercy tailgating me.

 

Nothing shall separate me from the love of God

 

Stop calling God a liar and believe what He says

 

Obey God and chart the course of your life by Faith