Lessons from the Kings
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
This series explores the lives of both good and bad Jewish rulers in order to find timeless lessons that can be applied to Christian life today.
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Saul, the first King of Israel, provides a lesson on what not to do when given blessings and privileges by God. (I Samuel 9)
This second lesson examines the various patterns of behavior that lead to King Saul's eventual downfall.
This final lesson traces King Saul's sad decline into madness and ignoble death at the hands of the enemy he was originally sent to defeat.
This lesson describes the dramatic entrance of young David to the stage of Israel's history and recounts the model story from which all later 'underdog' narratives are taken. (I Samuel 17)
The story of David's relationship with Abigail highlights a time when he nearly ruined his potential reign as king and reveals the character of one of the Bible's most remarkable women. (I Samuel 25:1-42)
Mike looks at David's 39th psalm and how the author outlines the various steps leading to true and sincere repentance. (Psalm 39:1-13)
David's final charge to his son provides timeless wisdom for the changing of the guard in church leadership. (I Kings 2:1-4)
An obscure pagan king teaches every generation a lesson about the dangers of having an overly suspicious attitude. (I Chronicles 19:1-20:3)
Solomon lays out 7 easy to understand principles that promote success in any area of one's life here on earth. (Ecc. 11:1-10)
Hezekiah has long been used as a model for revival and restoration. In this lesson we look at the basic principles of revival that we learn from Hezekiah's life and times.
Mike continues the study on King Hezekiah with a look at this leader's greatest victory coming at his nation's worst moment.