After David’s death his son _______________________ comes to the throne.
What do we know about Solomon?
When Solomon dies his son ____________________ comes to the throne. One of Solomon’s generals ____________________ opposes Solomon’s son and civil war breaks out.
The Kingdom is divided into ___________________ called Israel and South called ___________________.
There is war for the next 200 years or so.
Israel very quickly departs from the worship of God and becomes a __________________ society.
Jeroboam convinces his people to begin worshipping a golden _________________ in Samaria or in Bethel.
Judah continues worshipping in the temple but they also become ___________________ and at times over the next few hundred years they actually shut down the temple.
God raises up _______________________.
A List of the prophets:
The prophets tell Judah and Israel to stop _________________ but they won’t. So God judges both North and South. Israel is conquered by _______________ and deported. Judah is conquered a hundred years later by ___________________. The sons of Ham conquer the sons of ___________________.
God deports Israel for 70 years and then raises up a king _________________. Who sets them free and allows them to return and rebuild _____________________and the temple.
During this time God begins to speak to the people about the coming of a man God calls the _________________ which means savior of Israel.
Now In Your groups:
1. Read I Kings 11:41- 12: 33. Which of these two kings do you think was a better leader?Why? What do you think God wanted to be done here? Why?
2. The prophets of Israel were often seen as trouble makers. Elijah was one of these prophets. Read I Kings 18:1- 19: 2. How do you think the king and queen should have reacted? Why did they act the way they did? What does this say about them?
3. Question of the Week. God let the Israelites live in sin worshipping other gods for almost 200 years before judging them and sending them into captivity. Why do you think He waited so long? Did men have anything to do with his decision? What does that say to us today as our nation faces judgment?