I. His Trust in God 14:1-15
A. A Season of Rest 1-8
B. Rest Disrupted by a Great Trial 9-10
C. His Excellent Prayer 11
D. The Victory is the Lord's 12-15
II. His Excellent Reforms 15:1-18
A. The Exhortation of the Prophet Azariah 1-7
B. The Reform Movement Grows 8, 16-18
1. He tore down the idols and images.
2. He removed his Grandmother from her
role as Queen Mother
3. He failed to completely reform Judah's
4. He helped restore the dignity of the
C. His Kingdom Grows Stronger Spiritually and
Physically v. 9, 15
D. They Renew their Oath before the Lord
III. His Self-Destructive End 16:1-14
A. The Challenge from King Baasha 1-6
B. Hanani the Seer 7-10
C. His Sickness and Death 11-14
Great Sermon! Wow, what a blessing it is to have God's word in our finger tips...How good it is to be under sound teaching...and how blessed we are to have sound preaching so readily available to us...full of so much information, encouragement and warning to the Christian. Thank you for your faithfulness unto our God!
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined our church in 1978, came on staff, full-time in 1980, was ordained as an Elder in 1982, and became the primary...