Sunday, February 23, 2020
It was a long-time coming, but finally the Temple got built. Can you imagine Solomon speaking in the voice of Larry the Cable Guy? “Git-r-done”
Under Solomon’s wise rule, Israel flourished. Hearing of the glory of God and the splendor of the Temple, people from all around the world, from distant places such as the Queen of Sheba from Ethiopia and Naaman from Syria, came to pray in the temple in Jerusalem. The temple was equipped to handle “non-Jewish outsiders” by providing a Court of Nations located in the outer precincts of the temple so they, too, could come and worship God.
After the temple is completed, Solomon has the Ark brought to the Temple. Then he offers a Prayer of Dedication. Solomon prays that God will hear the prayers of all these foreigners who come to the temple.
This harmonizes with Jesus’ statement in Matthew 21, “My house will be called a house of prayer,” and he intends it for all peoples. God loves all people. He has no favorites. He loves even you. Can we gather and worship such an awesome God?
TO OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
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- Worship Services // Worship Center // 9 & 11:15am
- Nursery is available for ages birth-3 years during the service.
- Sunday School & Adult A&E Classes this Sunday // 10:15 am(PDF)
- High School Sunday Nights // 7:00pm