Focalize. . . . . . . aligning our sights
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Concentrate . . . intensifying our efforts
Unambiguous. . no doubt
Strategy . . . . . . . implement our plan
This Weeks Sunday School Lesson: “The People Gave Thanks to God”
- Lesson Text: 2 Chronicles 7:1-9
- Background Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:1-11
- Devotional Reading: Psalm 138
2 Chronicles 7:1-9 (KJV)
1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house.
3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lord.
5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lord, which David the king had made to praise the Lord, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the Lord: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.
8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.
9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
TODAY’S LESSON AIMS
Learning Facts: To describe God’s response to Solomon’s prayer of dedication at the temple and how Solomon and the people gave thanks to God.
Biblical Principle: To explain why giving thanks to God receives the emphasis it does in today’s passage.
Daily Application: To Suggest one specific way to make giving thanks a consistent part of his or her daily walk.