July 2017

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Nehemiah

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"We will not neglect the house of our God."  Nehemiah 10:39   The children of Israel have been allowed to return from their Babylonian/Persian captivity and rebuild Jerusalem. In Ezra they rebuilt the Temple; in Nehemiah they rebuilt the walls around Jerusalem. When they were finished all the people rejoiced and committed themselves to the Lord, to His worship, and to His service. This verse (it’s actually the last sentence of a longer thirty-ninth verse) concludes a long covenant promise made by the leaders and people, which is the entire tenth chapter.   This verse “We will not neglect the house of our God”...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Ezra

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"For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel."  Ezra 7:10   The northern kingdom of Israel has been dispersed by the Assyrians; the southern kingdom has been taken into captivity by the Babylonians, who were later overtaken by the Persians. It has been 70 years since the Israelites had lived in Jerusalem, so in God’s providence great numbers of Israelites were allowed to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple (and the next Book – Nehemiah – is about the rebuilding of the walls...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 2 Chronicles

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“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”   2 Chronicles 20:15, 17   For many years now, because of their rebellion, Israel has been divided into the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. The northern kingdom of Israel had nineteen kings and not one of them was...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 1 Chronicles

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"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, he will reject you forever. Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work."   1 Chronicles 28:9-10   King David wanted to build a House of Worship for the Lord – the Temple – but the Lord said that because David was a man of war, he would...

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