The thirteenth book in the chronology of the Bible is actually a collection of books. We combined the gospels to give us a clear look at the life of Christ and the first 33 years of the 1st century.
The first 11 chapters of 1 Kings focus on Solomon's reign. You can remember the 3 kings of the united kingdom by the number of syllables in their name: Saul (1 Samuel), David (2 Samuel) and Solomon (1 Kings). This week we focused on the most wise person that ever lived and how even his advanced wisdom didn't keep him from losing his focus and almost his faith by the end of his life.
This was week 6 of our chronological walk through the Bible in the Men's class. We focused on Judges and the cycle of disobedience that flows through the book.
There are 7 major social, economical and spiritual "ups and downs" under the Judges that span 400 years. Each cycle lead to further depravity. Perhaps the saddest story in the Bible is found at the end of this book.
This was week 4 of our chronological walk through the Bible in the Men's class.
We focused on Deuteronomy - Moses recounting of the Law to the generation that grew up in the wilderness.
Here's the whiteboard...