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Chapter 17: The fall of Jerusalem

As I said Sunday, it just wasn’t pretty. The idolatry, greed and power of Judah’s kings, with few exceptions, spun the country into a downward spiral. Under Manasseh, even child sacrifice happened. The poor and widows and orphans were ignored. … Continue reading

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The Story, Chapter 16: spread your lives before God

One thing King Hezekiah did, when confronted with the might of the Assyrian army, was to take the letter with their demands and spread it before the Lord. Likewise, as I said Sunday, we are to bring our lives, and … Continue reading

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Chapter 14: Trifling with God…

God has always been exclusively inclusive, seeking to reveal God-self to all through Israel, through Jesus, and now through us, the followers of Jesus who are the church in this day and age. God wants to be with us, with … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: How did this wise king fail?

Solomon was the king who had it all: untold wealth, power, influence, reputation, women, wisdom that was divinely ordained and given. How then does it end up that the kingdom falls apart on him? Because he failed to obey God, … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: A King Sized Mistake!

As I mentioned on Sunday, one of the difficulties with this passage is that it is so hard to see ourselves in David’s actions. We’re not a king who skips doing our job, we’re not a king who takes another … Continue reading

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If you are here, then you are interested in joining the discussion about our “Story” texts that we will be reading each week. I’m delighted you that you are interested in reading along! We will actually start with Chapter 12 … Continue reading

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