Saturday, April 27, 2019

Homiletics: 1 Kings 11


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.The Lord was angry that Solomon’s heart turned from God because of his many foreign wives. (11:1-13)

Principle:

2.The Lord sent adversaries against Solomon. (11:14-25)

Principle:

3.The Lord told Ahijah He will tear the kingdom from Solomon’s hands and Solomon dies. (11:26-43)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Solomon’s heart lived divided, in death God’ll divide his kingdom.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Choosing to set your heart upon God is a protective step in walking with Jesus.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How will you protect yourself from the things that tempt your heart to turn from God?

2.What needs to change in your thinking so adversity pushes you toward God rather than away from Him?

3.How does the condition of your heart need to change so you leave something godly for the next generation?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Homiletics 1 Kings 9-10


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.S fin all he desird2do,L apprd2him2ndX as@Gibeon:I hrd prayr,consec tmpl,eyes/alwys ther(9:1-3)

2.walk integrty,I estab thron4evr;turn away,I cut off Is,tmplrubble,”y L done this”,”bec 4sakn”(9:4-9)

 

3.@end of20y bldg,S gv 20 towns Galilee2Hiram,H plsd,Kabul(gd4nothg);H sent120talent au(9:10-14)

4.acct of forcd labor2bld tmpl,palace,terraces,wall of Jerus,Hazor,Megiddo,Gezer(9:15)

5.Phar attack Gezer,set fire,killd Canaanite inhab,gv as wed gift2dtr,S wife;S rebuilt Gezer(9:16-17a)

6.S bilt up Lwr Beth Horon,Baalath,Tadmor,store cities,twns4chariot/hrses,whatevr he desired(9:17b-19)

7.ppl left from ites,S conscrptd desc2srv as slave labor;S mk slaves of Is-fightg men,gov off,PMs(9:20-23)

8.aftr Phar dtr cm2palce,S constrct terr;3x/yr S sac brnt&fellow off,burng inc,fulfill tmpl oblgtn(9;24-25)

9.S blt ships Ezion Geber,Hiram sent men2srv w/S’s men;sailed2Ophir,brt bk420talent au2S(9:26-28)

 

10.QSheba hrd abt S&his rel2L,cm2test;arr Jerus w/spices,au,prec stones;S ans qu,nothg2hard(10:1-3)

11.QS saw wisdom,palace,food,officials,svts,cupbearers,brnt off-she overwhelmed(10:4-5)

12.Rpt I hrd ab tur achivmts&wisdm true;believe till I saw;wisd/wealth far exceed rpt(10:6-7)

13.how happy ppl/off must be hear ur wisd;PTL who plcd u on throne;bec L lv4Is He md u king(10:8-9)

14.gv120tal au,spices,stones;nvr again so many spices;H’s ships brt au,almugwd,stones(10:10-11)

15.wd mk supprts4tmpl/pal,harps,lyres;so much almugwd nvr imprtd since(10:12)

16.S gv QS all she askd,she left(10:13)

 

17.au S recd yrly666tal incl revnu frm merch,tradrs,Arab kings,gov;S md200lg shld,300sm shld(10:14-17)

18.K md thron,steps,back round,armrest lion,12lion on steps;goblets/hshld art=au;ag lil valu(10:18-21)

19.ships ret evry3y w/au,ag,ivry,apes,baboons;KS>rich kings;wrld sought aud2hr wisd,brt gifts(10:22-25)

20.S char(14k),hrs(12k);ag commn,cedr plentfl;hrs frmEgy/Kue,char frm Egy;exprt2Hitt/Aram(1:26-29)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.The Lord appears to Solomon a second time.(9;1-9)

Principle:

2.Solomon builds up towns and runs a fleet of ships with Hiram of Tyre.(9:10-28)

Principle:

3.Solomon shares wisdom with the Queen of Sheba.(10:1-13)

Principle:

4.Solomon’s dealings with the world.(10:14-29)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Sheba’s queen praises the Lord for Solomon’s wisdom and wealth.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK The Lord is the Giver of wisdom and wealth and everything else and He deserves our praise for all that we have.

 

For me: Our relationship with the Lord is at the heart of all other relationships we will ever have in life and should be prioritized, nurtured and developed.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How has the last instruction you received from the Lord changed your thinking and what fruit are you seeing as a result?

2.What are you building and with whom are you building it?  Is the Lord in the midst of this partnership? 

3.What words of wisdom has the Lord given to you that you’ve shared with someone to encourage them?  How do you respond when someone praises your wisdom or abilities? 

4.What needs to be transformed in your thinking for you to more effectively share the Gospel with the world? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Homiletics 1 Kings 7-8


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.13y2bld Palace of Forest of Leb 100cu l,50w,30h,cedar; throne hall,hall justice(7:1-7)

2.he live frthr bk,similr dsgn,pal4Phar dtr married;md hi-grd stone;gr ctyd surr wall stone/ced(7:8-12)

3.Tyre brt Huram(m-Naph,f-Tyre)brz wk;pillrs@tmpl s-Jakin,n-Boaz;brz unwghd bec so many(7:13-47)

4.Sol md furn in tmpl;wk fin,brt things D dedicatd,plcd in treasuries of tmpl(7:48-51)

 

5.S summn Jerus eldrs2brg ark frm Zion;all Is cm2S@festivl-Ethanim(7th mo);eld arr,pr tk up ark(8:1-3)

6.they brt ark,tent mtg,sacrd furn,pr/Lev carry up;S/Is b4ark,sacrfc couldn’t be counted(8:4-5)

7.pr brt ark2MHP ben wings of cherubim;poles so long ends could b seen frm HP,but ot outside(8:6-8)

8.nothg in ark excpt2stn tab;pr w/drew,cloud filld tmpl;S:L said He dwll cloud,I blt plc U dwll4evr(8:9-13)

 

9.K bless Is;S:praise2L,fulfill prom2my fr;I sit throne,blt tmpl;L, god lk U,hvnx can’t contain U(8;14-27)

10.Gv attn2svt’s prayr;ur eyes open toward tmpl so U hear prayr svt/ppl;judge betw svts(8:28-32)

11.when ppl sinnd,4gv;teach rt way2lv;when prayr mad,hear,4gv,act so they fear U(8:33-40)

12.foreignrs will hear of Ur grt Name,cm,pray;hear,do whatevr asks of U so ppls of earth fear U(8:41-43)

13.when ppl go2war where U send them,pray;hear,uphold their cause(8:44-45)

14.when they sin&U gv them2enemies,if they repent,plead,turn2U;hear&4gv Ur ppl(8:46-51)

15.may Ur eyes be open2ur svts plea,listn2ur ppl whenevr they cry out2U;Ur inheritance(8:52-53)

16.S fin prayers,stood&blessd Is:Praise L,gvn rest2Is,not1wd faild of prom He gave thru Moses(8:54-56)

17.May L nvr lv/frsk us;may He turn hrts2Him;may wds I prayd b near L day&nite He uphld caus(8:57-59)

18.so ppls of earth know L is G;may ur so ppls of earth know L is G;may ur hrts obeys cmds(8:60-61)

19.K/Is offrd sacrfcs 22k cattle,120k sheep/goats;dedicatd tmpl;same day consecrtd middl ctyd(8:62-64)

20.S obsrvd festvl,celebrtd 14 days;follow day sent ppl away;went away glad4gd thngs L done(8:65-66)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Solomon takes 13 years to build his palace. (7:1-51)

Principle:

2.Solomon brings the ark from Zion and the cloud fills the temple. (8:1-13)

Principle: God indwells when He is invited.

3.Solomon blesses Israel, praises the Lord, prays, sacrifices and celebrates. (8:14-66)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Solomon builds his palace, brings the ark, praises and prays.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God goes where He is welcome, so His people should invited Him into every aspect of their lives.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How will you shift your perspective on what you are building for yourself to invite Jesus into the midst of it?

2.What areas of your thinking need to change for God to fill the center of your life?

3.What needs to change for the Lord to be the focus of your worship, prayer and celebration?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Homiletics 1 Kings 3-4


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.S alliance w/Phar,marr dtr,brt2CityofDavid until fin bldg. palace,tmpl,wall;ppl sacrfc@hi plcs(3:1-2)

2.SL by wlkg acc2instr gvn by D,xcpt offr sacrfcs@hi plcs;Gibeon most imprtnt,1k brnt offrngs(3:3-4)

3.L appr2S dream,what u want me gv u?S:u sho grt kindnss;gv discrng2govrn/dist rt frm wrong(3:5-9)

4.L plsd:I gv wise/discrng,welth,hnr;if u wlk obednc as D,I gv long life;dream;Jerus,scrfc,feast(3:10-15)

5.2prostut,1son die,tk my son;argu;brng sword,cut child in2;No!Y!S:gv2 1st wm,Is awe wisd4jstc(3:16-28)

 

6.S rule Is;chf off:Azariah-pr;Elihoreph&Ahijah-secys;Jehoshaphat-recrdr;Ben-cic;Zad&Abiathr-pr(4:1-4)

7.Azariah-chg dist gov;Zabud-pr/advsr;Ahishar-palac adm;Adoniram-chg frcd labr(4:5-6)

8.12dist gov supply prov4k/royl hshld,each provide supplies4 one mo/yr:Ben-Hur-Ephraim(4:7-8)

9.Ben-Deker-Makaz,Shaalbim,BethShemesh,ElonBethhanan;Ben-Hesed-Arubboth(4:9-10)

10.Ben-Abinadab-NaphothDor(m Taphath dtr Sol);Baana-Taanch,Megido,BethShn2AbelMeholh(4:11-12)

11.Ben-Geber-RamothGilead;Ahinadab-Mahanaim;Ahimaaz-Naphtali(m Basemath dtr Sol)(4:13-15)

12.Baana-Ahser,Aloth;Jehoshaphat-Issachar;Shimei-Benjamin;Geber-Gilead,he only gov ovr dst(4:16-19)

13.ppl numerous,ate,drank,happy;Sol rule frm Euphrates to Philistines to Egy;cntrs tribute(4:20-21)

14.S daily prov:30cors(5metrc ton) finest flour,60cors(10metrc ton) meal(4:22)

15.10stall-fed cattle;20pastr-fed cattle,100sheep,goat,deer,gazll,roebuck,choice fowl(4:23)

16.ruld ovr all kgdm w Euph,pc all side;durng lifetm,Jud/Is lv safety,evry1 undr ownvine/figtree(4:24-25)

17.4k stall4char hs,12k hs;dist gov suppl prov4S&all cm2k’s tbl,0lack;also brt barley/straw4hs(4:26-28)

18.G gv S wisdm,insight,undstdg as measrlss as sand on seashore;S wisd>wisd all ppl of e/Egypt(4:29-30)

19.wiser than Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, Darda;fame spread;spoke3000proverbs,songs#d1005(4:31-32)

20.spok abt plant life,animals,birds,reptiles,fish;ppl listn2S wisd sent by kings who hrd of wisd(4:33-34)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Solomon marries Pharaoh’s daughter, asks God for wisdom and awes Israel with his wisdom from God to administer justice. (3:1-28)

Principle:

2.Solomon rules Israel, the people are happy and safe and kings send people to hear Solomon’s wisdom. (4:1-34)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Solomon ruled Israel in peace, safety and with God’s wisdom.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK  God’s wisdom is desirable and His people should ask for it.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.In what areas do I need God’s wisdom and what is keeping me from asking God for it?

2.How can I share the wisdom God’s given me without showing off?

Monday, April 08, 2019

Pathways by Tony Evans


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tony Evans and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Pathways" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Pathways” by Tony Evans is an inspiring and encouraging read.  Dr. Evans serves as a guide through the pages of the Old Testament book of Esther, revealing God where His name is never mentioned.  He teaches that every life has a purpose and seemingly random events work together to bring that purpose to fruition.  This book was a great reminder that there are no such things as coincidences!