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Lost in the House of God 2 Kings 22:8 Presented by Chris Reeves * Southside church of Christ * Gospel Meeting * April 29, 2012
Background The Reforms of King Josiah (2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35) The kings since Hezekiah have been wicked The temple is in need of urgent repair The book of the Law is found by Hilkiah The people read, repent, reform, rededicate and return
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Knowledge Some have a lack of knowledge (Hos. 4:6) Some are not reading (Isa. 34:16; Mk. 12:10; 1 Timothy 4:13; Josh. 8:34-35; Col. 4:16; 1 Thess. 5:27) Some are not understanding (Neh. 8:7-8; Mt. 13:15; 15:10; 24:15; Acts 8:30; Lk. 24:45; Eph. 5:17) Some err not knowing (Mt. 22:29)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Knowledge Some are not searching (Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11) Some are not learning (Rom. 15:4) Some are not exposed early on (2 Tim. 3:15)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Reverence Some are not obeying God’s word (Ex. 24:7; Deut. 17:19; 31:11) Some are not respecting God’s word (2 K. 22:11,19; 23:1-2; Neh. 8:1-8; 9:3; 13:1-3; Jer. 36:15-23)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Reverence Some are not rightly dividing God’s word (2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Pet. 3:16) Some are not accepting the inspiration of God’s word (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Authority Some are not asking, “What saith the scripture…?” (Rom. 4:3; Gal. 4:30) Some are not saying, “The scripture saith…” (Rom. 9:17; 10:11; 11:2; 1 Tim. 5:18)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Authority Some are not doing all in the name of the Lord (Col. 3:17) Some are not accepting and applying the truth (Acts 13:27; 2 Cor. 3:15)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Preaching & Teaching Some are not expounding and explaining the scriptures (Lk. 24:27,32,45) Some are not beginning with the scriptures (Acts 8:32-35; Lk. 4:16) Some are not reasoning from the scriptures (Acts 17:2-3)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Preaching & Teaching Some are not well-versed in the scriptures (Acts 18:24,28) Some are not commending God’s word to others (Acts 20:32)
Lost in the House of God A Loss of Bible Sharing (Personal Evangelism) Some are not taking God’s word to the lost (Mt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15-16) Some are not inviting others to hear God’s word (Jn. 4:28-29, 39-42) Some are not holding fast God’s word and passing it on to others (2 Tim. 1:13; 2:2)
Lost in the House of God The book of God, lost in the house of God, by the people of God! What a shame! The book of God may be lost today through… Neglect Misuse Ignorance Rebellion
Lost in the House of God The book of God may be found today through… Religious revival Searching God’s house Doing the Lord’s business Purging worldliness from our lives
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