Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
Over the past few weeks in The Story, we have been studying the first Kings of Israel. First was Saul, then came David, and last week we talked about Solomon. After Solomon’s death, this week we studied Israel’s downward spiral.
Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, made some very dumb decisions, ultimately leading to a civil war and splitting Israel into two Kingdoms – the Northern Kingdom (Israel) led by Jeroboam and the Southern Kingdom (Judah) led by Rehoboam. Jeroboam wasn’t immune from bad decisions either, making two golden calves to worship as a replacement for losing the temple in Jerusalem.
Clearly, neither of these “boams” were off to a good start; they made decisions that ultimately led them to a crash site. So assuming the best time to avert a tragedy is before you arrive at the scene of one, how can we avoid arriving at a crash?
- Take the time to examine your life and your ways
- Get Godly counsel during times of crisis and confusion
- Ask God for guidance
- In the end, seek to please God
Verses and quotes from the message:
1 Timothy 5:24; Proverbs 22:3; 1 Kings 11:9-13; 1 Kings 12:1-4; 1 Kings 12:6-11; 1 Kings 12:16; 1 Kings 12:19; 1 Kings 12:28-31; Psalm 119:9-11; John 16:13a; 1 Kings 15:11; 1 Kings 15:14
“We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.” Andy Stanley
“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
Big Idea: The best time to avert a tragedy is before you arrive at the scene of one
Joy to the World – Central Arrangement
Alive – Hillsong
I Breathe You in God – Jesus Culture
O Come All Ye Faithful – Tyrone Wells