Reign of Royalty

19 From Sovereign God to Earthly Kings

19 From Sovereign God to Earthly Kings

After enjoying God as their King, Israel makes the worst, most appalling and irrecoverable mistake. They demand a king and as usual, reject God outright.Read 1 Samuel 3-17 Israel demands a King Saul has: A jump start with the Holy Spirit A poor finish with an evil...

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20 David’s win-win

20 David’s win-win

Pursued by the king and his armies he demonstrates the boldness and faith to step out of his comfort zone and attempt reconciliation. David not only wins battles, he wins relationships!Passage: 1 Samuel 18-32 In midst of threats of death, David remains: Courageous...

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21 The Falls and Recoveries of David

21 The Falls and Recoveries of David

Reaching a new high as king, David’s integrity takes a deep dive. After a shining start, he faces a sudden fall and eventually a stuttering recovery.2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1,2 Objectives A Shining Start A Stunning Fall A Stuttering Recovery Video Recap Discussion We:...

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22 Royal Verses – Psalms

22 Royal Verses – Psalms

Why do the wicked seem to prosper while the righteous apparently suffer? The book of Psalms provides a perspective. The first two psalms provide an essence of the entire book Objectives Introduction Psalm 1 – The Righteous vs. the Wicked Psalm 2 – Satan vs. Christ...

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23 Royal Wisdom Proverbs, Ecclesiastes

23 Royal Wisdom Proverbs, Ecclesiastes

King Solomon, the wisest king ever along with others known share their journey of wisdom. His quest is, however, more a reflection of failure as he realizes that worldly wisdom has cost him spiritual wisdom. The life of King Solomon The learnings of King Solomon To:...

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24 A Royal Love Story – Song of Solomon

24 A Royal Love Story – Song of Solomon

At a first glance the book looks like exchanges between lovers. At a deeper glance, it contains a wealth of wisdom from what is probably one of the last writings of the wisest king. Key players are three lovers – two men and a woman.Read book of Song of Solomon...

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25 Division and Downfall of Israel

25 Division and Downfall of Israel

True to God’s word, Solomon’s excesses and lack of alignment with God dissipate the family and soon after his death, the kingdom is headed for division.Read 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles. The Rapid Decline of the Kings God’s Warning Division Triggered Kings of...

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26 Esther, Queen of Persia

26 Esther, Queen of Persia

King Cyrus permits exiled Jews to return. The remaining choose to remain in exile. It is God’s hand upon these Jews under the Persian rule that is described in this story. Read Book of Esther Background Timeline The King, Queen and Empire On God’s watch Esther, the...

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