Wisdom & Obedience A Study in Kings

Wisdom and the Cost of Foolishness

February 18, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

 This week we conclude our current study out of 1 Kings with a survey of the kings that followed King Solomon in 1 Kings 11-16. Take some time to read the text. Consider the things that are repeated about each king. What does this tell you about how a person's obedience or disobedience affects others?

Wisdom & Disobedience

February 11, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we look at the dramatic downfall of King Solomon in 1 Kings 11:1-13. Take some time to read the text along with Deuteronomy 7:3-4, 17:17, and 1 Kings 8:59-61. Identify Solomon's sins. How do you think he got here? What warnings should we heed from this?

Wisdom & Achievement Pt 2

February 4, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we continue our examination of First Kings chapters 4-9. We are continuing to consider the warning from last Sunday that accomplishment threatens wisdom. This week we're looking specifically at the prayer that King Solomon offers at the dedication of the temple in First Kings chapter 8. Read First Kings chapter 8 and consider the main subjects of his prayer and why those were important things to pray about in light of such a great accomplishment.

Wisdom & Achievement Pt 1

January 28, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we begin a 2-part survey of 1 Kings 4-9:9. We are looking at Solomon's breathtaking accomplishments and talking about the danger we face in our accomplishment of thinking it all comes from us and is for us. Read through the text, notice things Solomon says and does that help him remember where his accomplishment comes from and what it's really for. Consider God's statement to Solomon in 1 Kings 6:11-13. Why does he tell Solomon this when He does? What does this tell you about God's priorities in your accomplishments?

Wisdom & Love

January 21, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we continue our study in 1 Kings with a look at 1 Kings 3:16-28 and the first test of Solomon's wisdom. Read the story and consider what it tells you about wisdom and what it tells you about love and when the best thing to do in love is to let go.

Wisdom & Humility

January 14, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we look at 1 Kings 3:3-14 in which God offers to give Solomon anything he asks for and Solomon asks for wisdom. Read the text and identify marks of Solomon's humility. Notice it was his humility that caused God to be so pleased with him (see James 4:10). What does it mean to be humble and why is humility essential to both wisdom and obedience? 

Wisdom & Aging

January 7, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

We begin the new year with a new study in the book of 1 Kings and the life of King Solomon called "Wisdom and Obedience." We begin this study with a look at the final days of King David's life. 1 Kings 1 begins with a statement about David's aging. Read chapters 1 and 2 - especially consider David's words and actions. What do you learn about his priorities and state of mind in his old age? When you consider his final words to Solomon, what ultimate legacy is he leaving behind?