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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 Go

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,tmpl → rubble,”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,br

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(7 th 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) 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

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.S ♥ L 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 discrng ♥ 2govrn/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 1 st 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

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!