Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
July 6, 2014
1 Kings 8:10-11 And it came to pass, when the priests
were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled
the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not
stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory
of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
This cloud was the glory of God made visible so
that men could see that God was in the house.
Today God puts it in the hearts of His children to
be aware of and acknowledge His Presence.
But we have to pay attention!
The glory of God
later left this
temple because of
the sins of Israel.
The Israelites had quit honoring God, and He
withdrew His Presence until Jesus came.
It can happen in churches today.
Revelation 2 1 Unto the angel of the church of
Ephesus write; These things saith He that holdeth
the seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in
the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I
know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience,
and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:
and thou hast tried them which say they are
apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Jesus saw many good things in the
church at Ephesus.
The Lord wants us to be patient with people, but
zealous against their sins.
Rev 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for
My Name's Sake hast labored, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee,
because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember
therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent,
and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee
quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his
place, except thou repent.
Search your heart today.
Has your love for the Lord and His church
grown dim and cold?
The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not having
left and forsaken the object of their love, but having
lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared.
Christ is displeased with His people, when he sees
them grow remiss and cold toward Him.
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
Let’s renew our love for the Lord, so that we may
say with David how much we enjoy going to the
house of the Lord, leading the way with joy.
Psalm 42:4 (NIV)
Back to our text:
12 Then spake Solomon, The
LORD said that He would
dwell in the thick darkness.
13 I have surely built Thee an
house to dwell in, a settled
place for Thee to abide in
forever. 14 And the king turned
his face about, and blessed all
the congregation of Israel:
(and all the congregation of
Exodus 19:9 (TLB) Then
He said to Moses, "I am
going to come to you in the
form of a dark cloud, so
that the people themselves
can hear Me when I talk
with you, and then they will
always believe you.
Exodus 13 21 And the LORD
went before them by day in a
pillar of a cloud, to lead them
the way; and by night in a
pillar of fire, to give them
light; to go by day and night:
22 He took not away the pillar
of the cloud by day, nor the
pillar of fire by night, from
before the people.
1 Kings 8:15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of
Israel, which spake with His mouth unto David my
father, and hath with His hand fulfilled it, saying,
16 Since the day that I brought forth My people
Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the
tribes of Israel to build an house, that My Name
might be therein; but I chose David to be over my
Solomon continued speaking to the people:
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to
build an house for the Name of the LORD God of
Israel. 18 And the LORD said unto David my father,
Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house
unto My Name, thou didst well that it was in thine
David had a good heart and a good desire,
but it was not God’s Will for him to do it.
We must know the Will of God for our selves.
Be where God wants you; do what God wants.
19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but
thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he
shall build the house unto My Name. 20 And the
LORD hath performed His Word that He spake,
and I am risen up in the room of David my father,
and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD
promised, and have built an house for the Name of
the LORD God of Israel.
21 And I have set there a
place for the Ark, wherein is
the Covenant of the LORD,
which He made with our
fathers, when He brought
them out of the land of
Egypt. 22 And Solomon stood
before the altar of the LORD
in the presence of all the
congregation of Israel, and
spread forth his hands
23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no
God like thee, in Heaven above, or on earth
beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy
servants that walk before Thee with all their heart:
24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father
that Thou promised him: Thou spakest also with
Thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with Thine hand, as
it is this day.
Solomon took no credit for building the temple.
God said it and God did it.
25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with
thy servant David my father that Thou promised
him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in My
sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy
children take heed to their way, that they walk
before Me as thou hast walked before Me.
Sin is the cause of all our troubles; repentance and
forgiveness lead to all human happiness.
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
We must take heed to our way,
being certain that we are walking
with God every step of the way.
Veer not to the left nor to the right.
Never go your own way in any thing at any time.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 (KJV) But ye, brethren, be
not weary in well doing.
Don’t turn back; don’t even look back.
Hebrews 10:35-36 (KJV) Cast not away therefore
your confidence, which hath great recompence of
reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after
ye have done the Will of God, ye might receive the
Keep on keeping on!