1 Kings 17-19 – Elijah seals the heavens against rain. After two years of famine, Elijah asks the widow of Zarephath to prepare food and water for him. He challenges the priests of Baal and Jezebel to call down fire from heaven. Elijah mocks the weakness of the false priests. Bill Doolittle is back!
1 Kings 12-14; Chronicles 17 – Rehoboam succeeds his father, Solomon, but squanders the chance to rule in righteousness. Eventually, Jeroboam of the northern tribes leads a rebellion and Israel is split in two. What do we learn from the failings of these two leaders? How can we improve as leaders? Jehoshaphat later leads Judah in righteousness.
1 Kings 3-9 – Solomon succeeds his father, David, as king and follows the Lord. At first he rules in righteousness and constructs the temple, but then builds an even larger palace for himself. How do we build our own palaces? What can we learn from Solomon’s spiritual gifts?
The Psalms – How do Psalms help us to understand the importance of singing praises to the Lord? Who wrote the Psalms? Why? We discuss our own personal Psalms, as well as the perspective of David in writing many of the Psalms, particularly Psalm 51.