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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you growing with the LORD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that growth in the LORD has many benefits. IV. TEXT: 1 Chronicles 28:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) “Every part of th

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you growing with the LORD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that growth in the LORD has many benefits.

IV. TEXT:

1 Chronicles 28:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“Every part of this plan,” David told Solomon, “was given to me in writing from the hand of the Lord.”

V. THESIS:

Grow with the LORD GOD in this special relationship we have with Him.

VI. TITLE:

Understanding of the plan

VII. EXPLICATION:

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. Writings from the LORD's hands

"was given to me in writing from the hand of the Lord"

1. Written on our hearts

Hebrews 8:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Jeremiah 31:33 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

2. Renewed hearts

Luke 8:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.

If it came from GOD, then it must be perfect and good.

James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)

Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

B. GOD gave us understanding in all details of the plan

2 Timothy 2:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.

Psalms 119:104 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.

Deuteronomy 4:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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