THERE IS NO GOD LIKE YOU/A PRAYER OF DEDICATION /PROMISES KEPT/FULFILLING A PROMISE  

Study Date: 11 Mar 18      
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 6: 1-21   
Biblical Date: 959 B.C.     
Location: JERUSALEM

KEY VERSE:  “O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, not in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts.” (2 Chronicles 6: 14)

RESOURCES FOR THE SEED:   Psalm 132: 8-118; Acts 2: 29-36; 2 Chronicles 6: 1-11; 2 Chronicles 6: 28-40.

OBJECTIVES: 
  • To identify the promise God made to His people about a perpetual king.
  • To know the prayer life as practiced by Solomon.
  • To recognize the uniqueness of prayer for believers.
  • To affirm the faithfulness of God.
  • To develop a prayer life that affirms the promises of God although some seem not fulfilled.
  • To make our daily lives practically one continuous prayer.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
  • Blessed—to kneel, to be blessed, happy.
  • Chosen—elected, decided for, to be selected.
  • Habitation—residence, elevation, lofty abode, high place.
  • Heart—the inner man, the mind, the will, the soul, ones understanding.
  • Name—that which designates and distinguishes.
  • Spoken—declared, commanded, promised, to speak
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND/TILLING THE SOIL
  • Identify Solomon.
  • Why was Solomon praying at this time?
  • What is your understanding of God and the relations He has with believers?
  • Where was Solomon when he prayed?
  • Why did Solomon pray is the outer court instead of the inner court?
  • What is the role of the Temple in the fulfillment of God promises.
  • What gestures are commonly associated with prayer in the Old Testament?
THE SEED        THERE IS NO GOD LIKE YOU/A PRAYER OF DEDICATION    2 Chronicles 6: 1-21
  1. Humbling Oneself before God (2 Chronicles 6: 12-13) Worship Preparation.
  2. Never treat worship lightly or without contemplation.
  3. How do we behavior just prior to invocation in our churches?
  4. What difference would coming silently before God make?
  5. Remove distractions, humble oneself, intentionally focus, and expect to hear from God.
  6. Body position reminds us that we are in worship of the Great God.
  7. ReCounting the Greatness of God (2 Chronicles 6:14-18) Worship Realization.
  8. Know that God is the one to whom we pray.
  9. The most important thing we can be is not our position but our relationship to God.
  10. God is truthful, immutable, and love.
  11. God’s promises are fulfilled and His people are to walk according to His law.
  12. Making a Petition of God (2 Chronicles 6: 19-21) Worship Glorification.
  13. No matter how great what we build is not sufficient to contain God.
  14. We must turn to God for His mercy.
  15. Nothing we do is too much for God.
  16. Our prayer requested must be connected to God’s love and His unchanging promise.

While the world sees nothing in our prayers, God sees great value there.  PRAY!

PLANTING THE SEED
  • What came immediately before the dedication of the Temple?
  • How did Solomon show his humility and reliance on God?
  • What is the significance of the names “LORD” and “Lord”?
  • What does each of these names mean to us?
  • What appeal did Solomon make about the Promise of God to David?
  • How do we understand the immensity and the awareness of God?
  • How did Solomon ask God to answer His prayers?
  • What is the importance of the place where God puts His name?
  • What was the main petition of Solomon’s prayer?
  • What are steps you can take to dedicate yourself to the Lord?
NURTURING THE SEED
  • What is important to do before putting the house of God into service?
  • What is the importance of prayer when standing before God?
  • What does kneeling, being humble, and reaching out to God signify?
  • Is there a place in prayer to be personal?
  • What can we do to show our expectations of the presence of God?
  • What two things ought we ask God for in prayer for ourselves and others?
  • Is the answer to prayer is rooted in our faithfulness or the faithfulness of God?
FRUIT FROM THE CROP
  • God is sovereign so that even kings and rulers must bow before Him.
  • Honor God’s covenant and He will always keep His promises.
  • Some of the tasks of God require multiply generations to complete.
  • We should feel honored to have God present in our places of worship.
  • Always reverence the house of God.
  • The house of god is a place of refuge, forgiveness, and healing.
GEMS
  • Like Solomon, we must prepare for worship of God.
  • The promises of God are always kept in His time.
  • God is present to hear and answer our prayers.
  • God dwells in heaven and with his people at the same time.
  • We need to live our lives according to the teachings and example of God.