Tag Archives: David

December 29, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.How are you hearing David pray? We are told, “he went in and set before Lord.” Then we hear him pray, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And … Continue reading

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December 29, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 – ISSL Reflection

I. Two weeks ago we looked at 1 Chronicles 17 noticing David’s plans, Nathan’s initial agreement with David, followed by Nathan’s encounter with the word of God, Nathan conveying those words to David and David’s response. We return to a … Continue reading

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December 15, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

IX. Nathan hears in the Word that comes to him – “Moreover I declare to you that the Lord will build you a house.” (1 Chronicles 17:10) And in David’s prayer of response we hear – “And now, O Lord, … Continue reading

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December 15, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

V. How many times in the last week have you used the word “discernment”? 1 ? 5 ? 10? Or None? Well, I don’t use the word much in day to day conversation, but it seems in the last few … Continue reading

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December 15, 2019, 1 Chronicles 17 – ISSL Reflection

I. We continue this week with David’s walk with God, most especially in regard to providing God a home. The passage we looked at last week closed with David going home “to bless his household.” We open this week with … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019, 1 Chronicles 16 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VI. Let’s take some time today to pay attention to a couple of sentences in the passage – one near the beginning and another at the end. …. When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of … Continue reading

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December 8, 2019, 1 Chronicles 16 – ISSL Reflection

This week we pick up with the passage following our reading for this past Sunday. We see David again in the midst of the activities surrounding the Ark and offering directions to those serving around the Ark. Let’s first read … Continue reading

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December 1, 2019, 1 Chronicles 15 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

XI. Earlier we were talking about preparation for worship and I didn’t mention the singers and musicians. In David’s time just as in our’s, I have to think those folks prepared for their participation in public worship. Certainly it was … Continue reading

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December 1, 2019, 1 Chronicles 15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

VI. What is recounted in 1 Chronicles 15 is a unique situation. The closest some of us might come to anything of this type might be the dedication or consecration of a church sanctuary, church building or some very special … Continue reading

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December 1, 2019, 1 Chronicles 15 – ISSL Reflection

I. We turn this week to the first of several scripture passages that focus our attention on the Ark of the Covenant, the Temple and approaching God in our worship. We start with recounting David’s bringing the Ark of the … Continue reading

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