A Lamp and a Light

Scripture Verses

1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13:1-16:14

Outline

Starting well is no guarantee of finishing well.

A Lamp in Jerusalem

  • 1 Kings 15:1-8
  • 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

Abijam, Abijah

  • The Dark Side
  • The Bright Side

A Light That Flickers

  • 1 Kings 15:9-24
  • 2 Chronicles 14:1 – 16:14

Asa – 1 Kings

  • Spiritual Reform
  • Self Reliance

Asa – 2 Chronicles

  • Seeking Relationship
  • Strength and Rest
  • Supernational Reward
  • Spirit Reassurance
  • Spiritual Response (Renewal & Revival)
  • Self Reliance
  • Sermon Reprimand
  • Sad Response

Lessons

  • Don’t just run well, finish well
  • It’s possible for a life of faithfulness to be wiped out
  • Success and failure can exist side by side
  • Keep on keeping on; remain faithful
  • Be willing to take reprimand
  • Be willing to admit your mistakes 
  • Be willing to humble yourself
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