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January 26, 2020, 1 Kings 8:54-61 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

As I have listened to and watched Solomon over the last several weeks (and David before him), a question has been become prominent for me, “How do we enter into and leave a sacred time or sacred space?” I do … Continue reading

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January 26, 2020, 1 Kings 8:54-61 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV. As you read through Solomon’s blessing/prayer what did you notice? He moves from kneeling and facing the altar and as he addresses the people he first acknowledges the Lord God. My suspicion is he turned to face the people … Continue reading

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January 26, 2020, 1 Kings 8:54-61 – ISSL Reflection

I. WIth this selection of Scripture we will close the four weeks we have spent with Solomon at the dedication of Temple. We will close by hearing the blessing Solomon pronounces over the people assembled at the Temple. Take some … Continue reading

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January 19, 2020, 1 Kings 8:22-30, 52-53 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII.“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built! Regard your servant’s prayer and his plea, O Lord my God, heeding the cry and … Continue reading

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January 19, 2020, 1 Kings 8:22-30, 52-53 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. The other day we noticed some of what Solomon mentioned in his prayer and I asked how alike or unlike your prayers this was. Again, we wouldn’t expect his prayer and ours to be the same in all respects … Continue reading

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January 19, 2020, 1 Kings 8:22-30, 52-53 – ISSL Reflection

I. We come to the third of our four weeks with Solomon at the dedication of the Temple. With this week’s reading we hear Solomon pray. What follows is a portion of his prayer. Take some time to enter a … Continue reading

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January 12, 2020, 1 Kings 8:14-21 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. We hear Solomon “bless the Lord” and … “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David … the Lord said to my father … Continue reading

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January 12, 2020, 1 Kings 8:14-21 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. Picking up where we left off the other day, “… God … has fulfilled … the Lord has upheld the promise he made …” In the context of Solomon’s speech this covers many years and many events from the … Continue reading

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January 12, 2020, 1 Kings 8:14-21 – ISSL Reflection

I. We turn this week to Solomon’s words to the people after the Temple is dedicated. As you read Solomon’s words pay attention to how he recounts the history of what brings them to this moment. II. 1 Kings 8:14-21 … Continue reading

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January 5, 2020, 1 Kings 8:1-13 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII. What are we building for God? How are we contributing to making a place for God to inhibit? What part of that “temple” are we working on today? VIII. I know we don’t work on building the kind of … Continue reading

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