Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sermon Notes from 3.4.12

Here are the sermon notes from today's sermon in the Tree of Life series.  You can find these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also download the audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Tree of Life
Part 5 – The Slow Death of a Nation
Micah 6.6-8

Four Currents
  • Rejection of Yahweh for other gods
  • Tolerance of wickedness
  • Greed leads to oppression of the weak
  • External religion instead of internal transformation

What is Happening?
  • Solomon becomes king, exercises wisdom, builds the temple, and practices idolatry.
  • The Kingdom of Israel fractures into two:  Israel and Judah. 
  • Many kings come and go in both kingdoms, some good and others evil.
  • The northern kingdom of Israel is conquered in 722 B.C. by the Assyrians.
  • Throughout, God ensures a witness and a remnant.

What does it Mean?

God is faithful to a faithless people.
  • Our call is to faithfulness.
  • To do the right thing.
  • To love people well. 
  • To honor God.

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