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The Kingdom Divides

January 12, 2020 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: 1 Kings

Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1–12:24

The Kingdom Divides
1 Kings 12:1-24
January 12, 2020



I.    The people present an ultimatum. 1 King 12:1-5.


II.    Rehoboam follows the wrong advice. 1 Kings 12:6-14.


III.   The kingdom splits in two. 1 Kings 12:16-20.


IV.    In the end, this was the Lord's doing. 1 Kings 12:15, 23-24.



Questions for reflection:

  • What principles of leadership are at play in this narratve?

  • Idolatry is at the root of the division that takes place. In what ways might 
    idolatry continue to divide families, churches, and nations?

  • What does this passage teach us about God:

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