II Chronicles 11-15: Rehoboam, Abijah and Asa.

October 27, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 11-15. Background: II Chronicles 6-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Rehoboam: As the kingdom was divided in the previous chapter because of Rehoboam’s folly, we find him at the beginning of the chapter mounting an army to take back the tribes of Israel who were in rebellion against…

II Chronicles 6-10: The end of Solomon and beginning of Rehoboam.

October 20, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 6-10. Background: II Chronicles 1-5. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 6 Solomon’s blessing and prayer: The majority of this text can be found in I Kings 8:12-15, see this section for notes. In short, Solomon blesses the people and prays a prayer of dedication after the completion of the…

I Kings 14-18: Kings of Israel and Judah.

June 23, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 14-18. Background: I Kings 10-13. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 14 1. The fall of Jeroboam: Some time after the man of God was sent to Jeroboam to cry agains the altar in the previous chapter, Jeroboam’s son became ill and he wanted to inquire of the Lord to…

I Kings 10-13: From golden age to division.

June 16, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 10-13. Background: I Kings 5-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 1. The Queen of Sheba: As Solomon’s fame spread throughout the nations that were around Israel, word came to a woman we know as the Queen of Sheba, and she was interested to see if the reports of…

Three choices that shaped history.

June 13, 2014. I was listening to a couple of sermons lately and I have seen some research that says that messages that make points using lists are typically favored by audiences, as indeed I enjoy lessons as such, so I want to start incorporating this into some of my posts. I have a few…