Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 29 2016

Week 18: the Kingdom is Divided 1 Kings 12-22

The nation of Israel experienced its height of glory under Solomon's reign, and experienced a great civil war once his son took over the helm of the kingdom. The United Kingdom of Israel became two countries...Israel to the north, and Judah to the south.

Week 13 provided a graphic that demonstrate how all the onesys and twoseys interconnect. That is to say how 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, and 1 & 2 Chronicles all line up chronologically. This week covers 1 Kings 12-22, where things got out of hand. Proverbs was written and compiled for Solomon’s …

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May 22 2016

Week 17: Solomon’s Writings – Canticles, Proverbs, & Ecclesiastes

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven"

Love. Wisdom. and Purpose. Song of Songs, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes. Solomon made many observations throughout his life and recorded many of his findings to his son and posterity. As you go through this week’s readings, you may find yourself nodding your head in agreement! Click on the picture to see a two-page synopsis of the three …

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May 02 2016

Week 16: 1 Kings 1-11: Solomon

Queen of Sheba discovering the extent of Solomon's wisdom and riches

Oh Solomon, Solomon. What a two-sided coin he was. One bright and glimmering, the other all scuffed up. And yet, the image on this coin is the Lord’s. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and render unto God what is God’s. I’m sure we all have difficulties following through on that (on both counts!) Solomon …

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