Archive for September, 2014

Praying through the Bible #138 – 2 Chronicles 30 – A Prayer for Atonement

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Unity is a joy; worship a privilege. Ending religious division takes work, often ending in partial success. Restoring right ways takes work, of the hands and heart; often the heart heals faster than the hands can work. Becoming king, Hezekiah sends couriers north, inviting apostates passed over in the Assyrian deportation. Despite their spiritually rebellious […]

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Praying through the Bible #137 – 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 – A Prayer of History Overcoming Fear

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Three kings in a row, three generations, three battles, and three prayers. If this pattern had held true for every king, in every situation, then Judah would not have been exiled into a foreign abyss. Abijah, Asa, and now Jehoshaphat all rely upon God during times of national distress. A later king, Hezekiah, will do […]

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Praying though the Bible #136 – 2 Chronicles 14-16 – A Prayer Prayed; A Lesson Unlearned

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

If you could have any super-power, what would you choose? Let me suggest an unusual one; that once a lesson is learned, you never forget it. Gone would be the days of parents asking, “How many times have I told you?!” The answer would be “Only once!” More importantly, we would never forget God’s lessons. […]

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Praying through the Bible #135 – 2 Chronicles 13 – A Prayer When Surrounded and Outnumbered

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Good-hearted people sometimes suggest after a sermon, “The next time you preach that, you need to include….” Sometimes I do; sometimes I had already excluded it due to time restriction – could you really sit through a sermon that included everything the Bible says on every topic? There is, however, another reason not to include […]

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Praying through the Bible #134 – 2 Chronicles 6:14-42 – A Prayer that Keeps God Busy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

What does God do more than anything else? Maybe the answer is tied to another question. What does man do more than anything else? Like any other man, Solomon’s greatest accomplishment is connected to God. All great things are connected to God. David’s son finishes what David began. He built a temple for Yahweh. His […]

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Praying through the Bible #133 – 2 Chronicles 1:1-13 – A Prayer to be Responsible

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Imagine getting a job where you have had no previous experience. Nervous? Plus, you are the youngest person in the office, and yet you have been chosen to be the boss. More nervous? The owner of the company tells you, you have his full support and that you can have anything you need, including naming […]

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