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Week 21 –  Israel: Elijah and Ahab: 

     Last week we ended with the kingdom of Israel being split into two separate kingdoms. The first kingdom was composed of 10 of the tribes of Israel and kept the name Israel. The second kingdom became known as Judah and contained the city of Jerusalem. Judah was made up of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and a majority of the tribe of Levi.

             The history of these two kingdoms and God’s continued work in them is recorded in the books 1&2 Kings and 1&2 Chronicles, and numerous prophetic books. This has caused quite a bit of confusion for Biblical readers over the years because the accounts jump back and forth between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and many of the same events are recorded in both Kings and Chronicles.

             To alleviate some of this confusion, the readings over the next few weeks will focus on one of the kingdoms at a time, beginning with the kingdom of Israel. After that we will focus on the kingdom of Judah and the events that took place within her borders. Most of the time we will be reading from the books of first and second Kings but we will jump over to Chronicles if Chronicles gives us more information or offers specific information that is important to understand God’s plan. We will also be making excursions into the books of Jonah and Jeremiah for the insights they will give us into God’s work within the two kingdoms.

            An important thing to remember during the coming weeks is how God never stops moving His plan forward and never abandons His people. They regularly abandon Him but He never deserts them. He may allow them to face the earthly and eternal consequences of their actions but that is by their choice and not His. His desire was always that they would return to him and be forgiven. 

 

 Week 21 Readings

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January 27th, 2014 – 1st Kings 13:1-34 – God sends a prophet to bring Israel back.

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School: "Bigger and Richer isn't always better"

January 28th, 2014 – 1st Kings 14:1-20 - Jeroboam’s house brought down

January 29th, 2014 – 1st Kings 16:21-28 – A new northern capital founded on pagan gods.

January 30st, 2014 – 1st Kings 16:29 – 17:16 – The Prophet Elijah

January 31st, 2014 – 1st Kings 17:17-24 – The Lord raises the Widows son.

February 1st, 2014 – 1st Kings 18:1-19 – Elijah confronts Ahab

  Stuff They Didn't Teach Me In Sunday School: "Let's get ready to Rumble!"

February 2nd, 2014 – 1st Kings 18:20-46 –  “Maybe your God can’t hear you because he is on the toilet!" Best taunt ever!!!

 

 

Audio Readings

 

 

The Plan Bible Reading Schedule and weekly intros © Rev. Kurt Klaus 2013

“Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me In Sunday School” ©  Lutheran Hour Ministries 2013

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