West End United Methodist Church

The Kindness of God

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

After Lent and Easter we have returned to our trip through the Bible with today’s readings from 2 Samuel in which, in spite of the friction between King Saul and David, as David was deemed to be Saul’s successor instead of one of Saul’s sons, after the death of Saul and Jonathan in battle, David reaches out in kindness to help any of Saul’s family.  Mephibosheth, a crippled son of Jonathan, receives David’s help.  This is an expression of God’s own kindness, and just as David invited Mephibosheth to eat at his table, today God invites all of us to God’s table in communion.  We know Jesus offered kindness countless times to people who were afflicted or rejected or hungry or simply needed kindness, and we, too, are called to extend kindness.   (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • 2 Samuel :8:15; 9:1-4, 9-10a


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The Kindness of God (scripture, Children's Moment, and sermon)