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2 Kings 22:11-23:25

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II Kings 22:11-23:25 Do you have any idea what God expects of you? How would you find out? If you were trying to build a piece of furniture, you would follow the instructions. If you wanted to recreate a dish, that your mother used to cook, you would follow the recipe. If you were trying...

King Hezekiah’s Recipe for Success

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Young King Hezekiah became the King of Judah at age 25 and reigned for 29 years and the bible says there was no one like him among all the Kings of Judah before him or after him.   Here is how he did it; He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just like his father David had...

The Whole Story

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As the story goes, Hoshea, the king of Israel in Samaria, betrayed Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria: he sent envoys to So, the king of Egypt, and stopped paying tribute to Shalmaneser.As a result of this political debacle, the Assyrians invaded Samaria, divided the Israelite...

1 Kings 21

Posted by Janet Wingard on

The Bible tells stories of many heroic people, whose lives demonstrate biblical principles and practical applications for godly living. The heroes are easy to admire for their courage, obedience and faithfulness to God. But the great villains of the Bible can teach us plenty, too—and...

God Provides in Big Ways

Posted by Tyler Cadwell on

1 Kings 16:29-17:24 Elijah was the bearer of bad news to a truly brutal king and he had to be terrified of what this king might do to him. Yet, Elijah told him anyway, because that is what God had asked him to do. What Elijah didn't know was what would come next. Two things we can learn from...

Wise Counsel

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1 Kings 11:41-12:24 In this period of history, Solomon has just died. His son, Rehoboam, is set to take the throne and direct the course of the history of God's people. As he looks to the future, Rehoboam has a choice to make. His people have come to him and said that they will glady serve him...

The Wisdom of Solomon

Posted by Nancy Barrow on

1 Kings 3 If you could have anything in the world with no strings attached, what would you wish for?  No limits, no judgements, just dream. Now what did you answer?  Was is wealth?  Health?  Unlimited, calorie-free chocolate?  God played a version of this game with...

Who Deserves His Blessings?

Posted by Tim Thompson on

1 Chronicles 29:10-14 14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. When I was a youngster there was a fast-food commercial that reminded me that “I...

Grace for Seekers

Posted by Alan Phillips on

Although King Saul reigned over united Israel for 42 years, First Chronicles assigns him only 14 verses of chapter 10. He was a faithless king. All kings after him are judged not by the length of their reign, but by their relationship to the Lord. In the short piece about King Saulm, although an...

Who is a Rock?

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

Only our God! Is there any like God? Are we not at bedrock? (MSG) When our feet are planted on solid, stable, secure ground, we are anchored to a strong foundation…the core, the base, the root of what we believe. When our faith is sealed with the promise of Christ, we have indeed set our...

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