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The Grand Story – Part 4 SERIES – Discovering the Bible

Sections of the Old Testament

  1. Historical Section – Genesis to Esther – 17
    1. Pre-Canaan – 5 books
    2. Canaan – 9 books
    3. Post–Canaan – 3 books
  2. Poetic Section – Job to Song of Songs – 5
  3. Prophet Section – Isaiah to Malachi – 17 books
    1. 5 Major – Isaiah to Daniel
    2. 12 Minor – Hosea to Malachi

 

  1. 1 Kings

 

  1. Purpose – to establish that followers can only go as far as their leaders. Leaders cannot lead others to the light if they are standing in the dark
  2. Pattern
    1. Triumphant Years (ch. 1-11) 1 Kings 1-2
      1. Adonijah
  • His Characteristics – 1 Kings 1:6
  • His Craftiness – 1 Kings 1:28-40; 50-53
  • His Conspiracy – 1 Kings 2:13-21; 1 King 1:1-4
  • His Conclusion – 1 Kings 2:22-25

 

Chapter 3 – Solomon’s Tenderheart

Chapter 4 – Solomon’s Team1 Kings 4:25

 

Solomon was concerned about the flock and not the fleece.

 

Chapter 5 – Solomon’s Temple

1 Kings 9:1-5

Chapter 10 – Solomon’s Treasure1 Kings 10:14-25

  • If you spent $1000 a day; it would take you 3000 years to spend one billion dollars.

Chapter 11 – Solomon’s Transgression

1 Kings 3:1-3

Deuteronomy 17:17 GNV

 

Solomon teaches us:

  1. Great beginnings do not guarantee good endings.

1 Corinthian 9:27 GNV

  1. Growing older does not guarantee getting better. (v. 4)

 

How did Solomon fall away?

  1. Solomon focused on the wrong thing – 1 Kings 11:1
  2. Solomon listened to the wrong voices – 1 Kings 11:3
  3. Solomon valued the wrong thing – vs. 7-8
  4. Solomon coasted on his past accomplishments

 

Launch Life Cycle slides

  1. Jeroboam

1 Kings 11:26-40

 

  1. The Turbulent Years (ch. 12-22)

 

  1. Rehaboam

 

1 Kings 12:1-17

 

Leaders need to counsel not confirm bias.

 

  1. 14

 

Beware of the Third Generation Syndrome:

  • David made the sacrifice
  • Solomon lives on the sacrifice
  • Rehoboam loses the sacrifice

 

  1. The Person

 

Hebrews 9:22

1 Kings 8:33-34

1 Kings 8:62-63

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