Presentation on theme: "Bringing our children into God’s blessing Pastor Rachel He 1 King 3 ： 5-14 ； 9 ： 1-7 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Beijing Haidian."— Presentation transcript:
Bringing our children into God’s blessing Pastor Rachel He 1 King 3 ： 5-14 ； 9 ： 1-7 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Beijing Haidian Christian ChurchBeijing Haidian Christian Church
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 First : The blessing of Solomon’s early reign
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 1 King 3: 10-14 "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for-both riches and honor-so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings".
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 1 ） His rule 1 king 4:20-21, 24-25; 4:21 “Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the river to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 2 ） His wealth 1 king 4:22-23, 26-28 Solomon was the richest man who ever lived.
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 3 ） His wisdom 1 king 4:29-34 “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. ……And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. ……Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 God’s covenant with Abraham Gen. 12:1-3; 17:6-7 God’s covenant with David 2 Samuel 7:12-16 I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, All peoples on earth will be blessed through you, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you and I will establish his kingdom I will make you very fruitful, I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you Your son will be the one who builds house for God, I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come You house and your kingdom will endure forever; your throne will be established forever
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Second: The kingdom was divided because Solomon was unfaithful
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 1 king 11:1-9 “ King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women,…… They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites.
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord ; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done. 9The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord.” The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 1 king 9:4-5; 11:11 God said to Solomon “I will establish your royal throne ever Israel forever, as I promised David your father If you or your sons turn away from me, then I will cut off Israel from the land, but for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime, I will still give Rehoboam (Solomon’s son) one tribe for the sake of David my servant”.
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Application Points 1)Temptation 2)Family
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Hebrew 11:24-26 “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Romans 13:14 “clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.” Galatians 5:16 “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “ Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother'--which is the first commandment with a promise-- 'that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.' Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
Beijing Haidian Christian Church 北京市基督教海淀教堂 2 Timothy 1:5 "I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. "