Josiah the Reformer

October 29, 2017 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 22 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Oct. 29, 2017 - Reformation Sunday - Alan Conner

2 Kings 22

Josiah the Reformer

Intro

A. THE NEED FOR REFORMATION.

1. The reign of Manasseh and Amon (2 Kings 21).

2. Josiah’s reign (2 Kings 22 - 23:30).

B. THE CAUSE OF REFORMATION.

1. Josiah became king at age 8 (2 Kings 22:1-2).

2. Josiah begins physical repairs to the temple (2 Kings 22:3-7).

3. A marvelous discovery (2 Kings 22:8-10).

4. The response of the king.

a. Repentance (2 Kings 22:11, 19).

b. Inquires of the Lord (2 Kings 22:12-20).

c. Public reading of the law (23:1-2).

d. Covenant with the Lord (23:3).

e. Removal of all idols (23:4-20).

f. Re-instituted the Passover (23:21-23).

C. THE END OF REFORMATION

1. God’s judgment for Manasseh’s evil was only postponed (23:26-27).

2. Josiah is killed by Pharoah Neco (23:29).

3. Jehoahaz did evil in the sight of the Lord (23:31-32).

D. PRINCIPLES FOR REFORMATION.

1. Revelation precedes reformation and revival.

2. Be doers of the Word not hearers only. Jas. 1:22.

3. How to read the Scriptures.

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