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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: It's all for GOD's sake that we are saved. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove GOD can't abandon the CHRIST who is in our lives. IV. TEXT: 2 Kings 19:34 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) Fo

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I. EXORDIUM:

It's all for GOD's sake that we are saved.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove GOD can't abandon the CHRIST who is in our lives.

IV. TEXT:

2 Kings 19:34 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For my own honor and for the sake of my servant David, I will defend this city and protect it.”

V. THESIS:

GOD can't abandon the CHRIST in us.

VI. TITLE:

For GOD's sake

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: unknown

B. Date written: Shortly before 587 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give an account of the reigns of the kings from Ahaziah (North) and Jehoram (South) until the Fall of each Kingdom; and to demonstrate God's pursuit of His people through the message of His prophets.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: Nation of Israel

E. Main Theme: The history of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, from the latter part of the reign of Ahaziah in Israel, and Jehoram in Judah, up to the time of the captivities.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. Spiritual message: Powerful influence of rulers upon a nation

G. Key words: Captured Kingdoms

H. Key verses: 2 Kings 17:13-14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Again and again the Lord had sent his prophets and seers to warn both Israel and Judah: “Turn from all your evil ways. Obey my commands and decrees—the entire law that I commanded your ancestors to obey, and that I gave you through my servants the prophets.”

But the Israelites would not listen. They were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to believe in the Lord their God.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. GOD will defend this city

GOD will defend the city where you are. GOD will not abandon or forsake you.

2 Kings 20:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own honor and for the sake of my servant David.’”

Psalms 46:5-6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.

The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts!

Psalms 48:2-8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

It is high and magnificent; the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is the city of the great King!

God himself is in Jerusalem’s towers, revealing himself as its defender.

The kings of the earth joined forces and advanced against the city.

But when they saw it, they were stunned; they were terrified and ran away.

They were gripped with terror and writhed in pain like a woman in labor.

You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish shattered by a powerful east wind.

We had heard of the city’s glory, but now we have seen it ourselves— the city of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever. Interlude

B. GOD will save this city

GOD will save the city where you are.

Isaiah 31:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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