Preached by Pastor Brian Robinson Feb. 18, 2012
1 Kings 12
Many may not be familiar with the kings of Israel, other than David or Solomon.
We may be advanced technologically, but they are like us. The God of the Bible is the same. He is still sovereign and immutable.
The Bible is a big book. It’s a bird’s eye view of our world.
We all have a world view. The post modernist says you can’t have an all-encompassing world view, just stories. But the Bible claims to be the only correct world view.
The Bible begins with creation. It is not a fairy tale, but the word of God.
It begins in Paradise, and ends in Paradise.
66 books, 40 authors, yet One Author, written over 1,500 years, yet one theme. No contradictions.
It is the most amazing book in the world.
Our society crushes hope.
The slide began in Israel when the people wanted a king, “to be like the other nations”.
What can we learn from the kings of Israel?
We see the slide into idolatry. We see the remnant preserved because of the promise of a King that would come who would reign on the throne of David forever.