2020-06-14

Actually, it’s about God and His Word (1 Kings 17-18)

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Passage: 1 Kings 17-18
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Actually, it’s about God and His Word!

1 Kings 17-18

(Reading 1 Kings 17:7-24)

 

 

 

  1. Kings come, kings go…

… but actually it’s not all about them

 

 

  1. Lessons learned in King Ahab’s day

… the word of the LORD through His prophets – is the truth

… the LORD, He is God!

 

 

  1. Some things don’t change!

 

 

  

The Shape of 1-2 Kings

1 Kings 1-11                       Solomon

1 Kings 12-16                     The Divided Kingdom

1 Kings 17 - 2 Kings 12      Elijah and Elisha

2 Kings 13-25                     The Demise of Israel and of Judah

 

1 and 2 Kings would have been one and they take up the narrative from 1-2 Samuel. Kings gives an account of the decline and fall of Israel – perhaps originally for the benefit of the exiles to explain what went wrong! They were also written for our benefit – as followers of Jesus (consider 1 Peter 1:10-12 & 1 Cor. 10:11-14).