Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Can you love forever? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that CHRIST and His Love only endures forever and no one and nothing else. IV. TEXT: 1 Chronicles 16:41 (New Living Translation, Second Editi
Can you love forever?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST and His Love only endures forever and no one and nothing else.
1 Chronicles 16:41 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
David also appointed Heman, Jeduthun, and the others chosen by name to give thanks to the Lord, for “his faithful love endures forever.”
CHRIST love and CHRIST endures forever
His Love endures forever
A. Author: uncertain, thought to be edited by Ezra
B. Date written: Between 450 B.C. and 430 B.C.
C. Distinctive features: Deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah
D. Purpose: Provide spiritual perspective of events from David's reign to the decress of Cyrus in 538 B.C.
E. Intended audience/reader: Nation of Israel
F. Main theme: Sovereignty of GOD
G. Key verse:
1 Chronicles 17:11-14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For when you die and join your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, one of your sons, and I will make his kingdom strong.
He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for me. And I will secure his throne forever.
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my favor from him as I took it from the one who ruled before you.
I will confirm him as king over my house and my kingdom for all time, and his throne will be secure forever.’”
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Give thanks by singing praises to Him
"David also appointed Heman, Jeduthun"
Heman was a singer.
1 Chronicles 6:33 (Amplified Bible)
These and their sons served of the Kohathites: Heman, the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel [the great prophet and judge],
1 Chronicles 15:19 (Amplified Bible)
So the singers Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound bronze cymbals;
Jeduthun was either a singer or a musician or both. Psalms 39:1 called Jeduthun as founder of an official musical family being a Chief Musician at that time.
1 Chronicles 16:42 (Amplified Bible)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and instruments for accompanying the songs of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were to be at the gate.
Psalms 39:1 (Amplified Bible)
To the Chief Musician; for Jeduthun [founder of an official musical family]. A Psalm of David. I SAID, I will take heed and guard my ways, that I may sin not with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth as with a bridle while the wicked are before me.
Since it requires professional singers and chief musician to praise GOD, we need to praise and worship GOD conducted by a professional musician/singers inside the church.
B. The Reason: His Love endures forever.
"for “his faithful love endures forever."
1 John 4:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
Matthew 16:16 (Amplified Bible)
Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mark 1:1 (Amplified Bible)