Week 25; June 20-26, 2022
June 20; 1 Kings 22:1-53 Acts 13:16-41 Psalm 138:1-8 Proverbs 17:17-18
1 Kings 22; Who was King Jehoshaphat? Was he king over Judah or Israel? How good was he?
Acts 13:22; "He raised-up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' This quotation is from 1 Sam.13:14; "The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people." Did David do God's will? Who is the real king who did all the will of God? Where is Christ in Acts 11:22 and 1 Sam.13:14?
1 Kings 22:33-34; "And when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him. 34 But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded."
Was the death of the king of Israel by mistake, or was it according to the word of God? Please continue reading the story until v.39. Also, refer to 1 Kings 21:17-19. How do you understand the sovereignty of God in this story? How do you see the sovereignty of God in your life?
June 21; 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 Acts 13:42-14:7 Psalm 139:1-24 Proverbs 17:19-20
Ps.139:8; "If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!"
What is Sheol? Does this verse teach that God exists in Sheol?
2 Kings 1:10; "But Elijah answered the captain of fifty, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty."
Please read Luke 9:51-56. Compare Elijah and Christ? How is this story (2 Kings 1:1-14) point to Christ?
Acts 13:52; And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
What does it mean that someone is filled with the Holy Spirit? Did you experience being filled with the Holy Spirit?
June 22; 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Acts 14:8-28 Psalm 140:1-13 Proverbs 17:22
2 Kings 4:1; "Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets'"
Who are the sons of the prophets? Were they different from the prophets?
2 Kings 4; the story of prophet Elisha raising the Shunammite's Son from death. How was Elisha a type of Christ in this story? Please refer to Luke 7:11-17.
Acts 14:22; "strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
These teachings of Paul are similar to what Jesus taught. Where in the teaching of Jesus do we find similar teachings? Do you believe that we would go through tribulations?
June 23; 2 Kings 4:18-5:27 Acts 15:1-35 Psalm 141:1-10 Proverbs 17:23
2 Kings 5; Who was Naaman? Was he from the people of God? What do we learn from his story?
Acts 15:16-17; "After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, 17 that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things"
Where in the prophecy of Amos 9 do we find this prophecy? Was this prophecy about David? Or was it about the seed of David? Where is Christ in Amos 9 and Acts 15:16-17?
Acts chapter 15 is the first Christian ecumenical council in the church's history. The conclusion from this council is in Acts 15:28-29; "for it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: 29 that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell."
How many decisions did the church take in this council? How did the church start its conclusion, "for it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us "v.28? Do we take our decisions according to the Holy Spirit?
June 24; 2 Kings 6:1-7:20 Acts 15:36-16:15 Psalm 142:1-7 Proverbs 17:24-25
2 Kings 6; Who was prophet, Elisha? What are the differences between Elisha and prophet Elijah?
2 Kings 6:23; "So he prepared for them a great feast, and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the Syrians did not come again on raids into the land of Israel."
How was prophet Elisha a type for Christ in his teachings and acts? Please read the story in 2 Kings 6:16-23 and compare this with the teaching of Jesus in Matt.5:43-46?
Acts 16; Who was Lydia? How did she become a believer? What do we learn from her conversion?
June 25; 2 Kings 8:1-9:13 Acts 16:16-40 Psalm 143:1-12 Proverbs 17:26
Acts 16; Who was Silas? What was the relationship between him and Pau look like?
2 Kings 9:13; "Then in haste every man of them took his garment and put it under him [Jehu] on the bare steps, and they blew the trumpet and proclaimed, "Jehu is king."
Please compare this scene with the triumphal entry of Jesus in Matt 21:1-9. How did the people during Jesus see Him as the new Jehu? What did the people expect from Jesus as the new Jehu?
Acts 16:31; "And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
What is the relationship between someone's belief and the salvation of his household? Do we believe on behalf of our family? Do you believe in the Lord?
June 26; 2 Kings 9:14-10:31 Acts 17:1-34 Psalm 144:1-15 Proverbs 17:27-28
2 Kings 10:31; "But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel sin."
What was the sin of Jeroboam?
Ps. 144:3; "O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?"
Please read Ps. 8:4-8; then read Heb.2:5-10. How did Ps.8; Ps. 144, and Heb.2 represent Christ?
Acts 17:22-31; the famous sermon of Paul in Athens. Where is Christ in this sermon? Please refer to v.31. Do you believe Christ is coming to judge? Do you think the upcoming Day of judgment will be for all or only unbelievers?
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