Our Bible study for the week of November 18th is on 1&2 Kings. Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

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1 KINGS

READ 2:1-4            What kind of king does David want his son, Solomon, to be?

                               How might David’s own past inform his words to his son?

 READ 3:1-15          Which parts of this section sound promising for Solomon’s reign as king? Which parts might be cause for concern?

 READ 9:1-9            What promises does God make regarding the temple?

                               What is even more important than the temple?

 READ 11:1-8          What factors do you think led to Solomon’s downfall?

                               Why didn’t his wisdom prevent this from happening?

 READ 11:9-13         What are the consequences of Solomon’s sin?

                               How and why is God gracious to Solomon?

 READ 18:17-29       How does Elijah demonstrate the impotence of the prophets of Baal and their god? Why is he doing this?

 READ 18:30-40       How does Elijah demonstrate the power of the LORD? What is the result?

2 KINGS

 READ 17:6-13         What was the cause of Israel’s fall? How did God try to prevent it? Why do you think the narrator mentions how Israel was delivered from slavery in Egypt?

 READ 25:8-21         What is the state of David and Solomon’s legacy as the book draws to a close?