Bible Stories for Adults
The Divided Kingdom
1 Kings 11-12, 2 Chronicles 11-12
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I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12
Last Week - Solomon's Reign (1 Kings 1-10)
How did God bless Solomon's reign?
1 Kings 3:12-14
Did Solomon attempt to obey God as David had?
1 Kings 3:3-4
What was Solomon able to do that David was prevented from?
1 Kings 5:2-5
Solomon's Tax Burden (1 Kings 4)
What things did Solomon import besides construction materials?
1 Kings 10:22
How many chariots and horses did Solomon get from Egypt?
1 Kings 10:28-29
1 Kings 10:26
Besides the trade deficit, what was wrong with this Egyptian horse trading?
What provisions did Solomon's government require on a daily basis?
1 Kings 4:22-23
How were these extensive provisions supplied?
1 Kings 4:27-28
Solomon's Labor Burden (1 Kings 9:20-23)
Where did Solomon get the laborers he needed for his building projects?
1 Kings 9:20-21
How many laborers did Solomon enlist?
1 Kings 5:13-16
Where did Solomon get the foremen and his soldiers?
1 Kings 9:22-23
Although they were drafted, why was it important that they were not called slaves?
Solomon's Downfall (1 Kings 11:1-8)
What command had God given Israel that Solomon completely ignored?
1 Kings 11:1-2
Was God's command not to intermarry new to Solomon?
Did Solomon take many foreign wives, or did he just fall in love with many foreign women?
1 Kings 11:3
How was Solomon led astray by his wives as God had said would happen?
1 Kings 11:4-8
God's Judgment on Solomon (1 Kings 11:9-26)
How did God decide to punish Solomon for this evil?
1 Kings 11:9-11
Did God revoke His promise to David of a descendant on the throne forever?
1 Kings 11:12-13
While God protected Solomon's reign, did He also keep things peaceful?
1 Kings 11:14, 23, 26
God Chooses Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:28-31)
Who was Jeroboam?
1 Kings 11:28
Did Jeroboam rebel against Solomon on his own?
1 Kings 11:29-31
God Decides to Split Israel (1 Kings 11:32-40)
What reason did Ahijah give that God was taking these tribes from Solomon's family?
1 Kings 11:33
Why didn't God keep all of Israel together and give it all to Jeroboam?
1 Kings 11:32
Would Jeroboam take these tribes from Solomon right away?
1 Kings 11:34-36
What promise did God make to Jeroboam?
1 Kings 11:37-38
What happened to Jeroboam after Solomon found out what had happened?
1 Kings 11:40
King Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:1-15)
Did Israel immediately accept Solomon's son Rehoboam as the next king?
1 Kings 11:42-12:1
Who did Israel choose as spokesman and what request did they make?
1 Kings 12:2-4
What advice did Rehoboam receive from the royal elders?
1 Kings 12:5-7
What advice did Rehoboam receive from his friends?
1 Kings 12:8-11
Which advice did Rehoboam follow?
1 Kings 12:12-14
Why had Rehoboam taken this approach?
1 Kings 12:15
The Split (1 Kings 12:16-24)
How did the Israelites react to Rehoboam's response?
1 Kings 12:16
How strong was this rejection?
1 Kings 12:18
What did the northern tribes of Israel do for a king?
1 Kings 12:20
Did Rehoboam accept the results of this rebellion?
1 Kings 12:21
How was this battle between Judah and Israel stopped?
1 Kings 12:22-24
Capitals of Israel (1 Kings 12:25)
Where did Jeroboam select for the capital of Israel?
1 Kings 12:25
Where was Israel's capital for most of the nation's existence?
1 Kings 16:23-24
What eventually happened to the nation of Israel and why?
2 Kings 17:6-8
What happened to the land of Israel, Samaria?
2 Kings 17:24-25, 28-29, 41
Did the people of Judah accept the people of Samaria as brothers?
Temples in Israel (1 Kings 12:26-33)
Where had God selected to put His name?
1 Kings 14:21
What problem did Jeroboam have with the city where the Lord had chosen to put His Name?
1 Kings 12:26-27
How did Jeroboam handle this problem?
1 Kings 12:28-30
Was Jeroboam intentionally creating his own religion?
1 Kings 12:31-33
How carefully did he select priests for his new religion?
1 Kings 13:33
How were Jeroboam's actions accepted by the faithful people in Israel?
2 Chronicles 11:5, 13-17
Did later kings of Israel return to God?
2 Kings 17:21-23
Rehoboam's Faithfulness (2 Chronicles 12)
How faithful did Rehoboam remain?
2 Chronicles 12:1
How did God respond to Rehoboam's rejection?
2 Chronicles 12:2-5
What was Rehoboam's reaction to his punishment?
2 Chronicles 12:6
How was this reaction taken by God?
2 Chronicles 12:7-8
What did Shishak do when he attacked Jerusalem?
2 Chronicles 12:9
How might Shishak have known about these treasures?
1 Kings 11:40
Did Rehoboam feel safe during the rest of his reign?
2 Chronicles 12:10-11
Was Rehoboam threatened by anyone other than Egypt?
1 Kings 14:30
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