This study, taught by Pastor Barry Forder, is an overview of 1 & 2 Kings and was our 16th session in our Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year series, recorded during 2014 as part of our Sunday morning family services.
This account of Israel’s history takes us from the time of king David, to the Captivity in 587 B.C. – and is replete with lessons for us today about the blessings for obedience and the consequences for disobedience
See table below for a comparison between 1 Kings (on the left) and 2 Kings (on the right)
|Begins with kingdom established under David||Ends with Monarchy collapsed under Zedekiah|
|Opens with Solomon’s Glory||Closes with Jehoiachin’s shame|
|Begins with blessing||Closes with a curse|
|Opens with obedience||Closes with disobedience|
|Charts the progress of apostasy||Records the consequence|
|Sees man’s best attempt to rule himself||Records God’s judgment for man’s failure|
|Sees the long-suffering of God||Records God’s sure judgment|
|Elijah preaches repentance||Elisha / Hosea / Amos / Joel / Micah / Isaiah / Jeremiah / Obadiah / Nahum / Habakkuk / Zephaniah – all preach judgment|
|c.985 B.C. – c.841 B.C.||c.841 B.C. – 587 B.C.|
May this overview prompt you to undertake your own study of these divinely inspired books.
The PDF slides are from the PowerPoint presentation used during the teaching session.
You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for later listening.