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Reflections on II Chronicles 20-21

An army came up against Jehoshaphat and Judah.  Observe: Seek the Lord’ Help – With the army approaching, Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast and went to the temple to seek the Lord’s help, crying out to God in prayer. What upcoming … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Chronicles 17-19

Jehoshaphat, another good king, reigns in Judah. Drawing Others to God – Jehoshaphat sought the Lord and walked in his commands (17:3-6). But Jehoshaphat didn’t want to follow God alone; he wanted his people to follow the Lord too.  He … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 17-21: Jehoshaphat

(17) How would you describe Jehoshaphat’s spiritual character in v3-6? Why is courage necessary to follow the ways of the Lord (v6)? (17, 19-20) What did Jehoshaphat do to encourage his people to follow the Lord (17:7-9, 19:3-4)? Jehoshaphat also … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 19-22

Elijah flees to the desert, and God shows his power. Depression – Elijah is depressed. He has fought hard, and won the battle, but one opponent knocks him down.  Now he is weary and ready to give up.  How does … Continue reading

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Current

Here are some good posts in response to the flood of recent scandals in Hollywood and beyond: Hollywood, Capitol Hill and the Human Heart – Nick Batzig (reformation 21) It’s Past Time to Rethink Modern Sexual Morality – David French … Continue reading

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Q&A#3 Reflections: God is Spirit and Present Everywhere

Q/A#3 Q: What more can we know about God? A: God is a spirit, present everywhere, and reigning with perfect power, knowledge, wisdom, and goodness. O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 17-18

God raises up Elijah.  Observe: Provision – God provides for Elijah during the drought through a brook and ravens. But then the brook dried up.  Are you trusting in God or the brooks that he gives you?  God then provided … Continue reading

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I Kings 17-22: The Days of Elijah

(17) Elijah announces a drought because of Israel’s wickedness.  How does God provide for Elijah in v2-7?  In v8-16? What are the miraculous results for the widow and her son (v8-23)? To what conclusion does the widow come in v24? … Continue reading

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Thirsty Again

If you look for satisfaction or fulfillment, meaning or identity, anywhere other than Jesus, you’ll be left empty.  There may be a moment of refreshment or pleasure, but you’ll soon be thirsty again. – Tim Chester in You Can Change

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Reflections on II Chronicles 13-16

Two good kings, Abijah and Asa, reign in Judah. Rely on God – Abijah’s army won the battle because they relied on God (13:18). When another army came against Asa, he relied on the Lord and was victorious (14:11-12).  Yet … Continue reading

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