Through this series of messages from 1 & 2 Kings, Pastor James shares the truth about godly leadership in a King Me world.
When ‘king me’ is the prevailing cultural norm, wise counsel is sadly seen as an intrusion upon personal autonomy instead of the God given protection it truly is.
We dive into 2 Kings 21-23 and look at the lives of a few kings. Some of these kings rebelled against God and compromised, but one chose to glorify God. We learn about these King’s relationship with God and His Word and we’re reminded of a few valuable lessons.
The people who are closest to the Lord have the greatest sense of their own sinfulness and need for Jesus Christ. Spending time in God’s Word is the best thing a Christian can do to fight against letting compromise creep into their life.
In 1 Kings 12 we look at the story of King Rehoboam. He was given both foolish and wise counsel and he is remembered for how he responded this advice. We must be intentional about seeking good and godly advice that will lead us to glorifying God. When we hear godly advice, we must take heed.
This passage in 1 Kings 17-22 tells us about the life of Jeroboam and some other kings. They chose their sin and wickedness over following God. Their actions brought pain and destruction into their lives and into the kingdom.
In 1 Kings 16-22, the sad story of Jeroboam is continued in his legacy and in the life of the evil Ahab. He brought much evil into the nation of Israel and he was met with opposition by the Prophet Elijah. Evil will destroy you, your influence and your loved ones. But God always gives us the chance to repent.