Tuesday, March 11, 2014

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets week 3 with Partial study guide

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets
Family School at Faith Baptist Church
Week 3
Brief overview of the divided kingdom (part 1)

Facts to know:
Israel which was the northern kingdom chose Samaria as it's capital.
Judah the southern kingdom chose Jerusalem as it's capital.
Judah had David's throne according to Gods promise to David.
Israel was 3-4 times larger than Judah but never had a good king.
Idolatry would eventually be the downfall of both kingdoms.

2nd Chronicles 9:31-10:19 Rehoboam forsakes the council of the old men so Jeroboam and Israel rebel against the king and Israel becomes divided. Rehoboam is king over Judah and jeroboam over Israel, Israel consisted of ten of the original twelve tribes and was 3-4 times larger than Judah
How do we deal with the council we receive? 1st Timothy 5:1-2,19 1st Peter 5:5, Proverbs 13:20. Many times we are guilty of, when our peers are around, forsaking the council of our elders (including parents). We live two lives, a church/family life, and a carnal life James 1:8    "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."  James 4:7-8
The best examples in the life of "Christians" today are dress, and music. Would you be ashamed if the way you dress out on the town, the things you listen to away from church and home, were displayed for us to see? Luke 12:2 Do you live right because you love God? Or because it is expected of you?

2nd Chronicles 13 Here we find Israel and Judah in battle, when the battle is set in array the king of Judah (now Abijah Rehoboam's son) stands up and proclaims in verses 4-12 that Israel is sinful and therefore God is the captain of Judah, in verse 12 the king states "And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain," and that if Israel attacked they would fail. Verse 13-20 Israel attacks Judah and God smites king Jeroboam and Israel, Judah prevails and Abijah prospered.
It is never a good idea for Gods people to fight amongst themselves, but notice even though Israel and Judah were both "Gods people" God took a side, one was right and one was wrong, and it was the wrong living "people of God who attacked those in the right, just as today false sects of christian religions greatly oppose Gods word and attack those who stand on it, calling us judgmental, old fashioned, out of date, and even unchristian, all because they are in sin.
Don't be afraid to stand as Abijah did and make known the difference between right and wrong.

1st Kings 16:29-33 Ahab takes the throne, and his whole life is summed up by God in verse 33.
Ahab was exceedingly evil, against God at nearly every turn, verse 31 tells us that it was a "light thing" for Ahab to sin. Ezekiel 8:17-18 This is how God responds to a light attitude toward sin.

Fast track through Ahab's life including Elijah's ministry.
1st Kings 17:1 God sends drought by Elijah's word.
1st Kings 17:3-4 God hides Elijah  by the brook, and sends food by ravens. Philippians 4:19
1st Kings 17:8-24 Elijah and the widow woman. Even while in hiding God used Elijah.
1st Kings 18 The showdown on the mount.
Verse 1 God calls Elijah out of hiding.
Verse 18-19 Elijah rightly blames Ahab for the drought and challenges the prophets of baal.
Verse 22-25 Elijah addresses the people.
Verse 26-29 The false prophets fail. Psalm 115:3-8
Verse 30-38 Elijah calls fire from Heaven.
Verse 39-40 The people repent and kill all of baals prophets, 2nd Corinthians 6:17.
Verse 41-46 Rain from God after the repentance of His people.
1st Kings 19 Elijah flees from Jezebel, and complains to God, God meets with Elijah and encourages him Verse 18, and gives him new orders, this is when Elijah anoints Elisha a prophet.

1st Kings 20  Ahab fights against an enemy king, then when God delivers Ahab victory by word of a nameless man in verse 28. We must be willing to be nameless in Gods ministry, James 4:6.
Ahab spares the enemy kings life in verse 34 so in verse 42-43 Ahab is warned of his demise.

1st Kings 21 Soon after being told of his future demise Ahab spots a vineyard that belongs to another man, naboth, through his wicked wife jezebels hand naboth is killed for his vineyard.
   Exodus 20:17 This is the beginning of the end for both Ahab and Jezebel.

2nd Chronicles 17:1-6 Jehoshaphat becomes king of Judah and God blesses him because of his faithfulness to God and not idols, Deuteronomy 7:9, be faithful to God, and He will always be faithful to you, oppose God... Verse 10.

1st Kings 22/2nd Chronicles 18-20 Jehoshaphat and Ahab go to war together, Jehoshaphat requires proof from Gods man before he will go to fight but Ahab doesn't like the man of God: verses 8-9, it is a good thing to be hated by the world!

John 15:18-19    "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19    If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
Matthew 10:22    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:9-13    "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10    And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11    And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12    And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Christ praying to the Father about you and I.   John 17:14-18

In the end Ahab goes to battle and dies 1st Kings 22:34-37. Romans 6:23 The wages of sin.

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets
Family School at Faith Baptist Church
Week 3
Brief overview of the divided kingdom (part 1)
Student Notes/Questions:

1. What was the capital of each kingdom?

2. Which kingdom had David's throne and line?

3. What would eventually be the downfall of both kingdoms?

4. Who was the first king of divided Israel?

5. Who was the first king of Judah?

6. Which kingdom when battling the other, claimed God as their captain?

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