Summary: We can learn lessons from Solomon’s call to build the temple. Get to know God, Accept God’s call, Follow God’s instructions, Be part of a team.

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July 30, 2006 Jay Robison 1 CHRONICLES 28:20-21

We have had a great VBS week

Averaged 305 at TBC and satellite sites

Theme has been on the edge where adventure meets courage

Like that theme for a several reasons

Believe life is to be an adventure, always something new

Living today takes courage, been talking a lot about that

Recognize to make a difference will require being on the edge

What is the most impossible thing you have ever had to do?

Raising kids, taking on a new job, loving someone unlovable

Facing cancer, losing weight, getting money in line

All have an adventure before us where we need courage

Imagine if you had to build a house for God

Would you be up to it? PwPt slides renditions of temple

That is exactly what Solomon character in 1 Chr 28 had to do

Vs 20-21 King David his father tells him it’s your job

Temple is place where God speaks, dwells, reassured people

Solomon taking over for David who began planning temple

Imagine the fear and dread as Solomon was told he would have

responsibility for building the temple according to plans

David gives him some advice for the adventure ahead

Feel it is advice you and I could use

As we attempt to take courage in the adventure before us


If Solomon was going to make it through this project

Needed to know he was not alone

Each generation is challenged to live out their faith

With ever-renewed commitment to God

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, & serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts.. . .1 Chronicles 28:9 NKJV

Underline KNOW, means an intimate, personal knowledge

LOYAL HEART undivided, and WILLING MIND ready

God knows our intentions and our thoughts, scary

Rom 11:22 NLT warning Notice how God is both kind & severe. He is severe to those who disobeyed, but kind to you as you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you will be cut off.

Instead: Fill your mind with the thought that God is there

Remember God knows all about this!

Things we are most worried about today, God knows Things outside of our control that effect us God knows Things we have not begun to consider, God knows

If we take time to re-center myself in the Spirit asking He come into my mind and heart - peace follows. Often the situation remains exactly the same, but I am changed.


God has a plan for each and every life

You are not an accident, you are not a mistake

God has a plan for your life

Solomon, you must understand this. The LORD has chosen you to build the Temple as his holy place. Be strong and finish the job.” 1 Chron 28:10 NCV

Specific tasks, building temple was not a job for David to do though David began planning for it God said not for you to do God called Solomon to do it

What has God chosen for you to do?

Lois Brooke told of fitting folks w\hearing aids as a calling Almost apologized for it, NO God calls everyone to something What is your calling?

God has given you natural abilities, experiences, education, a passion for certain things, as well as opportunity in r-ships

On Church’s website spiritual gifts inventory, to help you see

What is your spiritual calling? Jesus wants everyone in family, “not willing for any to perish” Desires all to be part of local body of believers, in church TBC exists to LOVE like Christ


When God places a calling on our lives, God also has a plan God has plans for how you and I are to live Solomon became king he young God said give you anything Solomon said give me wisdom to be good king rewarded

God challenged Solomon to follow instructions all the commands Now, my son, may the LORD be w\you; & may you prosper, & build the house of the LORD your God, as He has said to you. Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, & give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes & judgments w\which the LORD charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed. 1 Chronicles 22:11-13 NKJV

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