First Baptist Church of Hamilton
Hide the Word in Your Heart, Not Your House
All are welcome to attend our Sunday Worship service in person or online. We gather at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and it streams on Facebook + YouTube. Listen on the radio 1450 WMOH at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.
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  • First Baptist Church of Hamilton
    1501 Pyramid Hill Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
SERMON NOTES

2 Chronicles 34-35 – Josiah’s Reform
Waging a War for Repentance
1. There is a Fight!
Josiah stands over the opponent, 2 Chron. 34:4, 19.
See also Exodus 34:13 and Deuteronomy 7:5.
2 Chron. 34:21, “For great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.”
2. Scripture Alone… Revives
Revival versus Revivalism:
2 Chron. 34:27, “Regarding the words that you have heard, because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself … I also have heard you, declares the Lord.”
2 Chron. 34:30, “And the king … read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant.” See also Deuteronomy 13:4.
2 John 1:6, “And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.”
3. Inquire of the Lord!
Ezekiel 36:19-31 gives us an aerial view of repentance.
2 Chron. 35:18, “None of the kings of Israel had kept such a Passover as was kept by Josiah….”
What is driving my conscience right now?
Give me Scripture to chew!
Where are the idols I’ve not crushed?
Crush them under my feet!
Why have I not hungered for your Word?
I need only you!

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REFERENCES
Martin Luther (1483–1546),
“My conscience is captive to the Word of God.”
Andrew Fuller (1754–1815),
“In all the seasons of revival and reformation, the Scriptures have been the grand means of their being brought about.”
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981),
“If you do not submit yourself entirely to the revelation that he has given, and if you are not aware of the plague of your own heart …you have no right to revival or to pray for it.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Poinsettia purchases going on now
We're collecting donations of $9 per poinsettia to help decorate the FBCH sanctuary and lobbies for the upcoming holiday season. Envelopes may be found around the church building and need to be turned back in by Nov. 9. Those who make a purchase may do so in the memory or honor of a loved one. The names of your loved ones will appear in the December newsletter. Poinsettia purchase envelopes may be placed in the collection plates or handed to a staff member or Marilyn and Larry Bowling.

We still need people to sign up for Trunk-or-Treat!
First Baptist's children's ministry is in need of adults and teens willing to decorate their vehicles and hand out treats to kids at the Oct. 30 Trunk-or-Treat event. Please let Katie Simpson or Claire Metzger know if you can participate. Those who do will need to have treats for 200-300 children. (We can provide those to you if necessary.) You may also sign up at www.firstbaptisthamilton.org/harvestparty.

Mothers of children and youth invited to gather on Tuesday
Moms with children newborn through 12th grade are welcome to join MOPS/MOMSNext. Our first gathering of the 2020-21 season is set for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the gym. Childcare will not be available.

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes may be placed in the office
If you have already filled your shoebox to give to a child in need and want to bring it back ahead of the collection week in November, we are storing those in the church office. If you bring one and the office is closed please leave it by the door of the office and we'll take it inside when we are in the office again. Need more information about Operation Christmas Child? Go online to www.firstbaptisthamilton.org/shoebox or see collection organizer Nancy Whipple.

Online giving

Thank you for your support of our ministry. Tithes may be made online at firstbaptisthamilton.org/give.

https://www.firstbaptisthamilton.org/give.html