Pathway to Restoration

Scripture Passage: 2 Chronicles 7:14

Fun Fact: King David provided 100,000 talents (3,750 tons) of gold and 1,000,000 talents (37,500 tons) of silver for the “house of the Lord.” (1 Chronicles 22:14) How much is that?
Gold: 296 million quarter pounders or the weight of 1071 elephants.
Silver: 30 million quarter pounders or the weight of 10,714 elephants.
Value in US Dollars: $58 billion
If $1 bills where stacked, it would reach 3,938 miles high!

Read: 2 Chronicles 2:12-16
How did God answer Solomon’s prayer? What did He say?

Read: 2 Chronicles 7:14
Discuss as a family the concept of revivals. If you are unfamiliar, ask a grandparent.
Define revival from the concepts of this passage. Think in terms of the word “restoration.”
What does restoration mean?

Three Steps along the Pathway to Restoration

1. It’s Not Them, It’s Us — “If My people”
Who are “My people”?
Read 1 Peter 4:17
Who is God looking to start the restoration process?
What does God desire to see in His people?
Discuss the meaning of repentance

2. It’s Not power, but Dependence — “humble yourselves”
What does it mean to humble yourself?
Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4: pray for our nations and our leaders
What does it mean to seek His face?
While traveling, have you ever taken the wrong “way”? Ever asked Waze for help?
What does turning from the wrong way mean to you?

3. It’s Not Reform, but Healing
What does our text say that God will do when we humble ourselves, seek Him, pray and repent?
What is the difference between reform and heal?

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