Highlights in Chronicles

There were the chapters of names.  Endless names.  Unpronounceable names. There were the lists of kings and their faithless reigns of murdering rival officials, rival siblings, sacrificing children, building altars to false gods. There were the high points of king David, Solomon the Man of Peace, Hezekiah and Josiah. We…

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Chronicles in Review

We’re closing in on our final sermon on Chronicles.  We’ve been journeying through this often forgotten book and gaining insights for our walk with Jesus today.  As we close in on the end of the series here is a list of videos that our children have been viewing in Kids’…

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Abusing Power

Last week we looked at a series of kings of Judah who had some serious issues (2 Chronicles 21-28).  A number of them tried to consolidate their power by killing of potential rival siblings or officials.  One queen-mother killed off the rest of the royal family in order to set…

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Movement Towards Peace in Chronicles

If you click the link HERE, you’ll find a paper I wrote a few years ago for a class on Chronicles.  In summary, the paper looks at the role Chronicles plays in moving the people of God along towards God’s ideal of peaceful non-violence seen most fully in Jesus.  There…

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Obed-Edom

Last Sunday we focused in on a story from 1 Chronicles 13:13-14.  David begins to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.  In a hasty attempt to load the ark on a cart pulled by mules, the ark begins to slide off and Uzzah reaches out to steady the…

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1 Chron. 10-20 Learning and Questions

One way we can be learning and growing together is to share our insights or questions with one another for further discussion.  Feel free to comment below about questions or insights you’ve seen as you’ve been reading this week. Let me start: One thing I have underlined in my Bible…

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Week 1 Videos

In case you missed it yesterday, we started our series on the Chronicles of the Kings.  We’re reading through 1&2 Chronicles over the next couple of months.  To help us get an overview of the book. we had a video to give us an idea of some of the major…

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How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good News

Here’s what I found as I flipped through the Christianity Today for Jan./Feb. that just came in the mail.  God is good!  Even in the mundane – even the boring – passages of Scripture, God’s good news is revealed.  Even these lists of difficult names are breathed into by God…

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Chronicles Overview

We’re getting ready to kick off our new series on the book(s) of Chronicles.  To help us keep an overview of the book in mind, the picture below might remind us of some of the big themes of 1&2 Chronicles.  (Hint: If you click on the image below it should…

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