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.

King Saul

King Saul

On the Edge of Greatness - Part 1

42:36   

Saul, the first King of Israel, provides a lesson on what not to do when given blessings and privileges by God. (I Samuel 9)

King Saul

King Saul

On the Edge of Greatness - Part 2

36:55   

This second lesson examines the various patterns of behavior that lead to King Saul's eventual downfall.

King Saul

King Saul

On the Edge of Greatness - Part 3

38:58   

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.

Giant-Killer

Giant-Killer

David and Goliath

34:26   

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)

David and Abigail

David and Abigail

38:14   

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)

A Model for Repentance

A Model for Repentance

39:25   

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 Charge to Solomon

David's Charge to Solomon

27:17   

David's final charge to his son provides timeless wisdom for the changing of the guard in church leadership. (I Kings 2:1-4)

King Hanun's Suspicious Mind

King Hanun's Suspicious Mind

31:39   

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's Strategy for Success

Solomon's Strategy for Success

32:17   

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)

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

Part 1

38:53   

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.

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

Part 2

41:33   

Mike continues the study on King Hezekiah with a look at this leader's greatest victory coming at his nation's worst moment.

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

The Life and Times of Hezekiah

Part 3

43:38   

Mike wraps up this series with a final lesson on Hezekiah by reviewing how God's grace was extended to this great man's physical and moral weakness.

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