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A Problem Larger than COVID-19 Sermon Notes

Sermon 1 of our series titled "Snapshots of the Bible"

2 Chronicles 5:12-14 - (12) All the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. (13) The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:


“He is good;

   his love endures forever.”


Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, (14) and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 - (1) When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. (2) The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it. (3) When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying,


“He is good;

  his love endures forever.”

God loves our _____________.

2 Chronicles 6:26-31 - (26) “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them, (27) then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance. (28) “When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, (29) and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel—being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their hands toward this temple— (30) then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know the human heart), (31) so that they will fear you and walk in obedience to you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors.

2 Chronicles 7:12-16 - (12) the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. (13) “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command

locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, (14) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (15) Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. (16) I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart

will always be there.

God _________ and ____________ our ____________.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 - (13) “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, (14) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray

and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

God permits our ______________ and its ____________.