Praise Chapel Puget Sound A Walk Through the BibleWith Bro. Bill Parker Sr. Lesson 7 1st & 2nd Chronicles The Rise & Fall of The Monarchy
A Walk Through the Bible Outline Of First Chronicles ● David and the Ark of God. • The emphasis of 1st and 2nd Chronicles is on the Southern Kingdom and the preservation of the Davidic line.
A Walk Through the Bible 1. First Chronicles parallels 2nd Samuel very closely, and 2ndChronicles parallels the Kings. 2. The difference is from a quite different point of view.
A Walk Through the Bible 3. These books can be compared to the gospel of John in the New Testament. 4. The first 3 gospels in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark and Luke are what we call the synoptic gospels.
A Walk Through the Bible 5. These three parallel each other and cover the same general incidents, often from the same general viewpoint.
A Walk Through the Bible 6. But the gospel of John is quite different. When John wrote his gospel (about 90 or 95 A.D.) he employed a deliberate selective process.
A Walk Through the Bible 7. John carefully selected certain things out of Christ’s ministry to illustrate the point he wanted to make.
A Walk Through the Bible 8. John’s purpose was to show that Jesus is the one that fulfilled all the divine predictions of the coming Messiah, and that He is the Son of the Living God.
A Walk Through the Bible 9. The books of 1st and 2nd Chronicles are similar in their selective process.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The central points around which everything in these books gather are the king and the temple. 1. The king was David. In one sense, he is the only king that appears in these two books. He is God’s king.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. The second book of Chronicles follows the house of David down through the time of captivity, almost ignoring the Northern Kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The first 9 chapters in 1st Chronicles are a genealogy from Adam to Jacob, Jacob to David, and David to Zedekiah. 1. These genealogies are of great importance.
A Walk Through the Bible • If you look closely at them you will see that God is choosing and selecting, excluding and including, working toward an ultimate goal.
A Walk Through the Bible 3. It is written so that we might see both the goal toward which the Lord works in human history.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The last twenty chapters chronicle David’s reign in Jerusalem. 1. 1st Chronicles was written after the seventy years of Israel’s captivity in Babylon.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. It was probably written by Ezra the priest. 3. Ezra was one of the great figures to come back with the captives to re-establish the temple and the worship in Jerusalem.
A Walk Through the Bible ● There is always one principle that God follows in the process of selectivity. 1. He includes a man whenever he finds an obedient heart.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. All the native disability of that man is canceled out and he is immediately made an effectual instrument for the working of God in human history.
A Walk Through the Bible 3. When God excludes a name, it is always on the basis of the appearance of a disobedient heart. 4. On that basis God excludes a man, regardless of rank or ancestry or privilege of any kind.
A Walk Through the Bible 5. You can trace this principle throughout this entire genealogy! 6. This sets the pattern for the rest of the book.
A Walk Through the Bible ● In chapter 10 there is a brief account that completely covers the life of King Saul, the first of Israel’s kings. 1. Saul is dismissed in only fourteen verses. The reason is given in verses 13 and 14.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The rest of the book is all about David. David was a king after God’s own heart---a king with an obedient heart.
A Walk Through the Bible 1. The book traces the whole course of David’s life from the moment he was anointed king. ● The second emphasis of this book is on the ark of God.
A Walk Through the Bible 1. In Chapter 10 it recounts the story of Uzzah who was killed when he touched the ark. 2. David realized his mistake and had the Levites move the ark according to the law.
A Walk Through the Bible ● Beginning in chapter 18 the ark is brought back and placed at the site of the temple. 1. David’s conquest over all his enemies throughout the kingdom are recorded.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. Chapters 18, 19, and 20 are devoted to the victories of King David, describing what happens in the heart, if Christ is crowned king.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The only dark picture in the book is in chapter 21. 1. The numbering of the people of Israel.
A Walk Through the Bible • The numbering of Israel was a departure of dependence upon the strength and glory of God. 3. His sin was he wanted to gloat and glory in the number of people that were available to him as king.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The double sin of adultery and murder are overlooked and passed over in total silence. 1. These were David’s personal sins as a man. That sin was his own weakness as an individual, not as a king.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The rest of the book tells of David’s passion for building of the temple. 1. Unfortunately David was a man of war, and God wanted a man of peace to rule over the nations of the earth. (22:6-19)
A Walk Through the Bible 2. In grace God allowed David to do everything for the temple but actually build it.
A Walk Through the Bible 3. He drew the plans, he designed the furniture, he collected the materials, he made the arrangements, he set up the order, and ritual.
A Walk Through the Bible 4. He quarried the stones, he gathered the gold, the silver and iron. ● The book closes as the anointed Solomon and David reign side by side.
A Walk Through the Bible ● A complete picture of the ministry of Lord Jesus.
A Walk Through the Bible Outline Of Second Chronicles ● Tremendous riches are hidden away in the neglected book of 2nd Chronicles.
A Walk Through the Bible ● This book follows only the course of the kings of Judah, the descendants of David. 1. Both 1st and 2nd Chronicles center on the temple.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. This book gives us a picture of God’s king walking in the light of God’s house.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The first nine chapters of 2nd Chronicles all center on the temple. 1. The book opens with a visit of Solomon to the tabernacle in the city of Gibeon.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. Solomon goes there to make an offering. But the account is transferred from the tabernacle to the temple site which David had bought in Jerusalem.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The account goes on in chapter 2 to show how the temple was built by Solomon. 1. The temple was a new beginning. Everything was new except for the ark.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. Silver was counted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 3. The guarantee of God needs no renewing!!
A Walk Through the Bible ● The prayer of Solomon in chapter 6 shows that the temple was also made for the restoration of sin. 1. When Solomon had finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the sacrifice on the altar.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. Immediately the temple was filled with a cloud of glory so that the priest could not enter. 3. This was a sign that God had accepted the offering and of the presence of God in this house.
A Walk Through the Bible ● It was immediately followed by an account of the tremendous conquests and glory of the kingdom. 1. Chapter nine is the account of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. This was a picture of God’s own method of evangelism. 3. The world wondered what is there about these people, I want to know what this is all about?
A Walk Through the Bible 4. When the Queen of Sheba came to Solomon, she saw what it was all about. 5. She said the half of it was never told to me.
A Walk Through the Bible ● Have you ever had Solomon’s experience? ● Have you ever had somebody say to you after coming to know you better, You know there is something about your life that drew me when I first saw you.
A Walk Through the Bible 1. Now I have learned the secret of it! 2. This is God’s method of evangelism!
A Walk Through the Bible ● Chapters 10 through 36 go on to give us the record of the kings of Judah up to the time of the captivity. 1. Nine of them were good kings and eleven were bad.
A Walk Through the Bible 2. Manasseh who reigned for 55 years started out as the worst king and ended up as one of the best. • The bad kings reveal the pattern of temptation and evil in a disobedient heart.