Tag Archives: Temple

February 2, 2020, Matthew 4:1-11 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VII. We began this set of Scripture lessons in December and spent the first nine weeks listening to and watching first David and then Solomon. A major focus in each lesson was the Temple. But each week we went beyond … Continue reading

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February 2, 2020, Matthew 4:1-11 – ISSL Reflection

I. Over the last several weeks we have focused on events surrounding the Temple. This week we move to the Gospel of Matthew and while the Temple is again mentioned the focus is on Jesus’ wilderness experience and some challenges … 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 – 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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January 5, 2020, 1 Kings 8:1-13 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

IV. This passage closes with,  Let’s go back a little earlier in 1 Kings and notice this –  Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon,  “Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my … Continue reading

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

I. This coming Sunday’s readings begin 4 weeks we will spend in 1 Kings 8 with Solomon.  Solomon has set about to build the Temple that his father, David, was turned aside from building.  In this chapter we find the … Continue reading

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