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2 Kings 11-12, 2 Chronicles 17-24

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    Next Week - Isaiah's Vision and Call (Isaiah)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Opening Prayer

The Divided Kingdom (1 Kings 11)
    Was Solomon as faithful to the Lord as David had been?
      1 Kings 11:4
    How did Solomon's unfaithfulness lead to a split kingdom?
      1 Kings 11:9-13
    Who was this subordinate and what caused him to pursue the kingship?
      1 Kings 11:26, 29-31
    Had God picked Jeroboam just to punish Solomon, or did He intend to bless Jeroboam?
      1 Kings 11:37-38

The First Kings of Israel (1 Kings 12-16)
    How faithful was Jeroboam as King of Israel?
      1 Kings 12:26-31
    How did God decide to punish Jeroboam for this evil?
      1 Kings 14:7-11
    Who succeeded Jeroboam as king of Israel and how faithful was he?
      1 Kings 15:25-26
    Why did Nadab reign only 2 years?
      1 Kings 15:27-28

    How faithful was Baasha as king of Israel?
      1 Kings 15:33-34
    Who succeeded Baasha as king of Israel?
      1 Kings 16:8
    What happened to Elah?
      1 Kings 16:9-10

    How long did Zimri reign as king of Israel and why?
      1 Kings 16:15-18

    Who became the next king of Israel?
      1 Kings 16:21-22
    What notable change happened during Omri's reign?
      1 Kings 16:24-26

Omri's Dynasty (1 Kings 16 - 2 Kings 12)
    Who succeeded Omri and how faithful was his reign?
      1 Kings 16:29-33
    How did God reach out to His people during this evil time?
      1 Kings 18:21, 39

    Who succeeded Ahab and how faithful was his reign?
      1 Kings 22:51-53
    Who succeeded Ahaziah after he died from falling through a window within two years?
      2 Kings 1:17
    How faithful was Joram?
      2 Kings 3:1-3

    Who became the next king of Israel and why?
      2 Kings 9:4-6
    What was Jehu's most important responsibility as the new king?
      2 Kings 9:7-8
    Did Jehu accept this task?
      2 Kings 10:11, 17
    How faithful of a king was Jehu?
      2 Kings 10:18-19, 24-29

The First Kings of Judah (1 Kings 14-15)
    How many dynasties ruled Judah and why?
      1 Kings 11:34-36
    How did God keep this promise for eternity?
      Matthew 22:41-45
    While Jesus was a descendant of David, was He really a king of Judah?
      Mark 15:2

    How faithful was Solomon's son, Rehoboam, as King of Judah?
      2 Chronicles 12:1
    How did God punish Judah for Rehoboam's unfaithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 12:2, 9
    Who succeeded Rehoboam as king of Judah and how faithful was he?
      1 Kings 15:1, 3

    Who succeeded Abijah as king of Judah and how faithful was he?
      1 Kings 15:9, 11-13
    How serious was Asa about returning Israel to faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 15:10-15
    Who succeeded Asa as king of Judah and how faithful was he?
      2 Chronicles 17:1, 3-4

Jehoshaphat's Reforms (2 Chronicles 17-20)
    How did Jehoshaphat further the reforms of his father Asa?
      2 Chronicles 17:7, 9
    How did he make sure this faithfulness would last in the nation?
      2 Chronicles 19:4-7
    How did God bless Jehoshaphat for his faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 17:5, 10

Jehoshaphat's Downfall (2 Chronicles 18-20)
    How did Jehoshaphat end the civil strife with Israel?
      2 Chronicles 18:1
    Did he take any steps more direct than a political marriage?
      2 Chronicles 18:3
      2 Kings 3:7
    How did God feel about Jehoshaphat's alliance with Israel?
      2 Chronicles 19:2
      2 Chronicles 20:35-37

Judah's Period of Baalism (2 Chronicles 21-22)
    Who succeeded Jehoshaphat and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Chronicles 21:5-6
    How did Jehoram show his faithlessness at the beginning of his reign?
      2 Chronicles 21:4
    How did God punish Jehoram for his faithlessness?
      2 Chronicles 21:8-10
      2 Chronicles 21:16-17
      2 Chronicles 21:18-19

    Who succeeded Jehoram and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Chronicles 22:1, 3-4
    Why was Ahaziah's reign so short?
      2 Chronicles 22:7-9

    Who was Athaliah?
      2 Chronicles 22:2
    What was Athaliah's top priority when she took rule?
      2 Chronicles 22:10

Joash Becomes King (2 Chronicles 23)
    How was God's chosen line of David protected from Athaliah's purge?
      2 Chronicles 22:11-12
    How did Joash become king?
      2 Chronicles 23:2-3, 11
    What happened to Athaliah, the last member of Ahab's family?
      2 Chronicles 23:12, 15
    How was Athaliah responsible for her own fate?
      Matthew 26:52

Joash as King (2 Chronicles 24)
    How old was Joash when he became king and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Chronicles 24:1-2
    What was one of the things Joash did that showed Judah's faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 24:4, 13

    How faithful did Joash remain after Jehoida died?
      2 Chronicles 24:17-19
    How did the people respond when shown their unfaithfulness by Jehoida's son?
      2 Chronicles 24:20-22
    Did Joash at least turn to the Lord when attacked by an enemy?
      2 Kings 12:17-18

    How was Joash punished for his faithlessness?
      2 Chronicles 24:23-25
    What lesson did Joash forget that we should remember?
      Matthew 10:22
    What reward have we been promised if we remain faithful to the end?
      Revelation 2:10b

Closing Prayer

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