Bible Stories for Adults
1 Kings 1-4, 10
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Bible Words to Remember:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7
David's Would-Be Successors (2 Samuel)
Who were David's first six sons and heirs apparent to the throne?
2 Samuel 3:2-5
What other sons did David have after he moved to Jerusalem?
2 Samuel 5:13-16
Were these many wives and concubines blessing from God for the king?
What happened to Amnon, the oldest?
2 Samuel 13:28-29,32
What happened to Absalom, the next in line (assuming Kileab had died)?
2 Samuel 18:9, 14-15
Will The Real King Please Stand Up (1 Kings 1:5-10)
Who decided it was time to become king when David grew old?
1 Kings 1:1, 5
Who had taken this same approach to present himself as the king?
2 Samuel 15:1
Did David stop Adonijah before things got out of hand?
1 Kings 1:6
What support did Adonijah acquire for his kingship?
1 Kings 1:7-10
Where did Adonijah get the idea to gather VIPs and offer a sacrifice to begin his kingship?
2 Samuel 15:11-12
David's God-Appointed Successor (1 Kings 1)
Who had God appointed to be David's successor?
1 Chronicles 22:7-10
Who remembered God's appointment and devised a plan to make Solomon king?
1 Kings 1:11, 13-14
Did David remember God's appointment and his promise to Bathsheba?
1 Kings 1:29-30, 33-35
How did Adonijah respond to what had happened?
1 Kings 1:49-51
How did Solomon respond to Adonijah's plea?
1 Kings 1:52-53
Solomon's Throne is Established (1 Kings 2)
What request did Adonijah make that showed his intentions?
1 Kings 2:13, 17
Who was Abishag?
1 Kings 1:1-4
What was evil about Adonijah's request?
2 Samuel 16:20-22
How did Solomon respond to the request?
1 Kings 2:22-25
How did Solomon treat Abiathar, the priest who had sided with Adonijah?
1 Kings 2:26-27
What did Joab do when he heard what happened to Adonijah?
1 Kings 2:28
How did Solomon respond to Joab's action?
1 Kings 2:31-35
What other left-over business had David left with Solomon?
1 Kings 2:5-9 (see 2 Samuel 16:5-13; 19:18-23)
Did Solomon call for Shimei's death?
1 Kings 2:36-38
How did Shimei change his own situation?
1 Kings 2:39-42
How did Solomon handle this, and what was the result of Solomon's actions in 1 Kings 2?
1 Kings 2:46
Solomon's Faithfulness (1 Kings 3:3-4)
What were David's last words to Solomon before he died?
1 Kings 2:1-4
How did Solomon attempt to follow David's guidance and example?
1 Kings 3:3-4
What was wrong about Solomon offering sacrifices on the high places?
Why was Gibeon the most important high place?
1 Chronicles 21:29
Solomon's Dream (1 Kings 3:5-15)
What did Solomon dream about at Gibeon?
1 Kings 3:5, 7-9
Did God grant his wish?
1 Kings 3:10-14
How did Solomon show his response in faith after this dream at Gibeon?
1 Kings 3:15
Solomon Uses His Gift (1 Kings 3:16-28)
What was Solomon's first occasion to use his wisdom?
1 Kings 3:16-22
How did Solomon resolve this impossible dilemma?
1 Kings 3:24-27
What did people think about Solomon's unorthodox action?
1 Kings 3:28
Solomon's Wisdom (1 Kings 4)
How extensive was the wisdom with which God blessed Solomon?
1 Kings 4:29-34
What were some examples of Solomon's great wisdom?
1 Kings 4:32-34
According to Solomon, how valuable is wisdom?
Where do wisdom and knowledge come from?
What should you do if you feel you are lacking wisdom?
Solomon's Fame (1 Kings 10)
How far did word of Solomon's wisdom spread?
1 Kings 10:1
Was Solomon able to answer the queen's hard questions?
1 Kings 10:3, 6-7
How did Solomon's wisdom & fame help his call of Blessed to be a Blessing?
1 Kings 10:8-9
Solomon's Wealth (1 Kings 10)
What gifts did the Queen of Sheba give to Solomon?
1 Kings 10:10
What was Solomon's annual gold income (besides import taxes & tributes)?
1 Kings 10:14-15
How extravagant did things become for Solomon?
1 Kings 10:21, 27
How much of a trader and merchant was Solomon?
1 Kings 9:26-28
How else did Solomon accumulate wealth?
1 Kings 10:22
1 Kings 10:28-29
1 Kings 10:23-25
Solomon's Peace (1 Kings 4)
How extensive was Solomon's kingdom?
1 Kings 4:21, 24
How peaceful was life during Solomon's reign?
1 Kings 4:20, 25
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