Triumphs & Tragedies of Israel’s Kings
Do you feel like our world is out of control? More than any moment in our lifetime, the events of 2020 have shown us the fragility of our nation: a global health pandemic, racial rioting, a divided government, and the very questioning of history itself.
If you feel like our world is out of control, you have something in common with the people of Israel in the books of 1 & 2 Kings.The story begins at the high age of King David and ends with his descendants being carried into exile by the Babylonians.
How did this happen? In short, it was a failure of leadership in the nation of Israel. In between David and the exile, we encounter stories of kings and prophets, civil war, revolution, and false worship. Yet, despite all of this uncertainty, the story shows us that God is still faithful even when His people are unfaithful; God is still in control even when everything else is out of control. If you need hope in the year of 2020…we invite you to journey through 1-2 Kings with us this Fall.
9/20 – Solomon: A Complicated Leader (1 Kgs. 1-11)
9/27 – Jeroboam vs. Rehoboam: Division & Civil War (1 Kgs. 12-16)
10/4 – Elijah: A Prophet Rises (1 Kings 18:20-40)
10/11 – Ahab: King of Wickedness (1 Kings 20:1-43)
10/18 – Elisha: Passing The Torch (2 Kings 2:1-14)
10/25 – Jehu: Confronting Injustice of Ahab (2 Kings 9:1-13)
10/1 – Joash: A Failure to Worship Well (2 Kings 11:21-12:18)
10/8 – Hoshea: The Fall of Samaria (2 Kings 17:1-23)
10/15 – Hezekiah: Faithfulness in Wicked Times (2 Kings 18:1-12; 19:14-19)
10/22 – Josiah: The Great Reformer (2 Kings 22:1-4, 11-20; 23:4-23)
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