This Sunday, July 27: The Rise and Fall of the Kingdom Part 3
This summer we are taking an extended look at the journey of God’s people as recorded in some of the key books of the Old Testament. We believe that the whole story of God and his people ultimately points to and finds its fulfilment in the person of Jesus Christ. The better we know this story the better we’ll know Jesus’ story and the better we’ll understand our own story as followers of Jesus. We continue our journey this week with the books of 1st and 2nd Kings.
1st and 2nd Kings
“David’s son Solomon leads Israel to greatness, only to fail and lead Israel to a civil war and ultimately towards destruction and exile.
After centuries of sojourning, struggles, and conquest, God’s promise to Abraham appears to finally be tangible – David and Solomon unite the Israelites into a single kingdom with descendants as “numerous as the stars.” Known as Kings 1 and 2 in English Bibles, The Book of Kings is originally a single book that recounts the rule of Israel’s kings from David’s son Solomon up until the time of Israel’s exile, the final result of Israel’s disobedience.” (The Bible Project. 2017.https://thebibleproject.com/explore/1-kings/)