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Many have lost their Bible. They stopped reading it. They have stopped living by its teachings and morals.

Many have lost their Bible. They stopped reading it. They have stopped living by its teachings and morals.

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  • 1. How the lost Bible was found 2 Chronicles 34:14-18
  • 2. Background ● A very unsettled period in history of Judah. Many wicked kings. ● 2 Chronicles 33:21-25 21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them; 23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house. 25 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.
  • 3. Background ● A very unsettled period in history of Judah. Many wicked kings. ● Josiah – the boy king, began to reign at 8, reigned for 31 years ● Hilkiah – the high priest at this time
  • 4. 2 Chronicles 34:14-18 ● 14 Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord given by Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 So Shaphan carried the book to the king, bringing the king word, saying, "All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 17 And they have gathered the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen." 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king.
  • 5. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● Psalm 85:6 Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You? ● Each generation needs to be brought back to faith and spiritual strength
  • 6. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Not in idol temple ● Not in places of the world ● 2 Chronicles 34:15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord."
  • 7. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord."
  • 8. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● 1 Timothy 3:15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
  • 9. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Luke 15:8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
  • 10. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Doing God's business ● 2 Chronicles 34:14 Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord given by Moses.
  • 11. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Doing God's business ● Luke 2:49 And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" ● Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
  • 12. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Doing God's business ● Purging worship ● 2 Chronicles 34:8 In the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the temple, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the Lord his
  • 13. How can the Bible be found? ● Revival ● In God's House ● Doing God's business ● Purging worship ● The Bible was lost under materialism, idol worship, forgotten commands ● Today it is lost under praise teams, special music, forgotten commands
  • 14. Results of finding the Bible ● Knew they had departed from it ● Knew the current way had to be forsaken ● Knew only God's way was right
  • 15. Results of finding the Bible ● Re-dedication and repentance was needed ● Renewed interest in reading and study ● Publicly taught and preached