14 God is Faithful to His Word 1Kings 11-16

14 God is Faithful to His Word 1Kings 11-16

Sermon Outline

 

Read 1 Kings 11:9-40 & 14:1-16

 

  1. We think it’s all about politics (Lower Story)
    1. Introduction
    2. Poor rulers abuse people (1Ki 12:4, 14)
    3. Good Rulers serve people (1Ki 12:7)
    4. Who we take counsel from matters (1Ki 12;7, 10-11)
    5. Transition to the Character of God
  2. To God it’s all about keeping his Word (Upper Story)
    1. Ancient Prophecy of Jericho (1Ki 16:34, Josh 6:26)
    2. Jeroboam (Israel)
      1. An amazing conditional promise (1Ki 11:37-38)
      2. Failure to trust God (1Kings 12:28, 31)
      3. God’s Response: (1Ki 14:7ff)
        1. Son dies (1Ki 14:17)
        2. No descendants left (1Ki 15:29)
        3. House to be burned (1Ki 16:18)
    3. For the sake of David (Judah) (1Ki 11:13, 2Chr 21:7, 2Ki 20:6)
      1. The promising to David (2Sam 7:12-16) was so important for 2 reasons:
        1. The plan for Redemption was to come through David
        2. The Character of God was on the Line
    4. Relationships are built upon faithfully keeping one’s word.

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