In our Sunday School Hour, we reviewed our memory verse of the week: First Kings 8:23. Solomon reminds us, in his prayer at the dedication of the newly-built temple in Jerusalem that there is no God like the Most Holy God of Israel. No “so-called god” in the heavenly realms can match God’s wisdom, majesty, power, and might, much less any “pretender god” on earth. The God of Israel keeps covenant with His servants. He shows mercy to them as well. How are God’s servants identified in the verse? They are the ones “who walk before [God] with all their hearts”, that is, they are obedient from the heart to the revealed word of the God–the God they so highly prize above all else.
After our time of sharing in prayer requests and in public prayer, we finished our overview of Second Samuel, beginning with chapter 14 through chapter 24.
Major points to remember from our outline
We were going to check ourselves in a few months to see how well we remember a bare skeleton of Second Samuel. We can remember it this way:
The Book of Second Samuel is divided into two major sections:
(1) David’s Triumphs, and
(2) David’s Troubles.
Under (1) David’s Triumphs we would break this down into two more simple sub-sections
(a) King over Judah in Hebron, and
(b) King over all Israel in Jerusalem.
Under (2) David’s Troubles, we would separate these into three sub-sections of:
(a) David’s personal troubles (starting w/Bathsheba),
(b) David’s family troubles (sons Amnon, Absalom), and
(c) David’s national troubles (uprisings, famine, pestilence).
Next Sunday, March 3, we begin our overview of First
In our Bible Lesson during Morning Worship, we looked at the first two verses of Hebrews 12. You can visit our “Sermons” page to access the mp3 and PDF of slides for that message.
Major points to remember from the message
Our Afternoon Study concluded the study in Sketches in Church History with chapters 49 & 50: “The 19th Century Church on the Continent of Europe” parts one and two. Next Sunday, March 3, we will begin a 5-part DVD series entitled: “The Spreading Flame – 1,000 Years of Church History” and will be followed up