Teaching Session #43 - Sunday 10th October 6.30pm
The Books of 1 and 2 Kings
Main speaker - Graham Wilkins
Host for the evening - David Wilkins
"When we look at the books of one and two kings, they seem to be full of strange names and places, with intrigue, sex, violence, and bloodshed. And they are. But let’s think if we were to read a book of the same length, which covered the period of British history, say, 1100 to 1600 AD, it seems to me that the content would be very similar.
But here in the books of Kings we are looking at civilisations 2000 years earlier, with Israel placed much more strategically than Britain, as a major trading route between Africa and Asia. These books also have the complications of Israel being a nation chosen by God, who sends Prophets to bring to account the leaders during this period and to be judged against the law that God has given them.
No wonder it is difficult to follow what is going on in these books and relate them to our understanding of the world as we know it. I hope in this Bible Teaching to give a clear overview which will enable us to see past all the violence, the goings-on and all those names so we can see God's story and His purposes during this time of the history of Israel."
Have your Bible ready, bring an open and enquiring mind and as always plenty of questions.
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