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2 Kings 18-20

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Opening Prayer

Faithfulness of Israel (2 Kings 17)
    How faithful was the northern kingdom of Israel and its kings?
      2 Kings 17:21-22
    How did God respond to this faithlessness of His people?
      2 Kings 17:23
    How did God respond to this faithlessness of His kings?
      1 Kings 21:21-22

Faithfulness of Judah's Early Kings (1 Kings 14-15)
    How faithful were the people of the southern kingdom of Judah?
      2 Chronicles 11:13-14, 16-17
    Did Judah and its kings remain faithful?
      2 Chronicles 12:1-2
    Did Judah return to faithfulness after Rehoboam was punished?
      1 Kings 15:1, 3
    Why did God allow this one dynasty to remain throughout the life of the nation of Judah?
      1 Kings 15:4-5

    Were all of Judah's kings unfaithful?
      1 Kings 22:41, 43
    Why were the next three rulers of Judah considered evil?
      2 Chronicles 21:5-6
    How was this reign of evil ended by a seven year old?
      2 Chronicles 22:11-12; 23:11, 21

Joash (2 Chronicles 24)
    How faithful was this new king?
      2 Chronicles 24:2, 17-19
    How did Joash respond when Jehoiada's son tried to turn him back to the Lord?
      2 Chronicles 24:22
    How did God respond to Joash's rejection of Him and His servant?
      2 Chronicles 24:24-25

Amaziah (2 Kings 14; 2 Chronicles 25)
    How faithful was Joash's son Amaziah?
      2 Kings 14:1, 3-4
    Did God's blessing of victory over Edom (Seir) further build Amaziah's faith?
      2 Chronicles 25:14-15
    How did God punish Amaziah for rejecting Him?
      2 Chronicles 25:20, 22, 27

Uzziah - Azariah (2 Chronicles 26)
    How faithful was Amaziah's son Uzziah (also called Azariah)
      2 Chronicles 26:1, 4-5
    How did God reward Uzziah's faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 26:7-8, 10, 15
    Did Uzziah lose faith over time as his predecessors had?
      2 Chronicles 26:16
    How did God punish Uzziah for defying His regulations regarding the temple?
      2 Chronicles 26:19, 21

Jotham (2 Chronicles 27)
    How faithful was Uzziah's son Jotham?
      2 Chronicles 27:2-3
    How did God bless Jotham for his faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 27:5

Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28)
    How faithful was Jotham's son Ahaz?
      2 Chronicles 28:1-4
    How did God punish Ahaz for this evil?
      2 Chronicles 28:5, 8
    Did Ahaz turn to God for protection from Syria and Israel?
      2 Chronicles 28:16, 20
    Did Ahaz come to his senses and turn to the Lord in his trouble?
      2 Chronicles 28:22-25

God's Responds to His Unfaithful People (2 Kings 17)
    How did God respond at this time to the continued evil and rejection by His nation of Israel?
      2 Kings 17:22-23
    Since Judah had occasionally returned to faithfulness, did God give them even another chance?
      Isaiah 1:1-2, 18-20

Hezekiah (2 Kings 18; 2 Chronicles 29)
    Was the next king, Hezekiah, as evil and faithless as his father Ahaz?
      2 Chronicles 29:1-2
    How did he match up to the other good kings of Judah?
      2 Kings 18:5-7
    What is the first thing Hezekiah did as king that showed his faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 29:3-5
    What did Hezekiah do as soon as he was told that the temple was ready (took 16 days)?
      2 Chronicles 29:20-21, 27-29

Hezekiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 30)
    What did Hezekiah decide to do since it was too late to celebrate Passover (14th day of 1st month)?
      2 Chronicles 30:2-3
    How did he show his desire for all of God's chosen people to return to the Lord?
      2 Chronicles 30:1
      Note: By delaying Passover a month, he'd fit Israel's schedule as set by Jeroboam
    How did Hezekiah handle the problem that Israel had forgotten over 200 yrs how to be purified?
      2 Chronicles 30:18-20
    How did everyone feel about this renewed Passover festival?
      2 Chronicles 30:26-27
    Did this great joy die down the day after the festival?
      2 Chronicles 31:1

Assyria Threatens (2 Kings 18-19; 2 Chronicles 32)
    What happened in the northern nation of Israel a few years later?
      2 Kings 18:9-12
    Did God protect Judah from any threat by Assyria because of Hezekiah's faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 32:1
    How did Hezekiah encourage the people in Jerusalem?
      2 Chronicles 32:6-8
    What does this mean for our everyday lives?
      Romans 8:31

    How did the Assyrians try to get the Jews to turn on Hezekiah?
      2 Chronicles 32:10-12
    Why should the Jews trust the Assyrians instead of Hezekiah?
      2 Chronicles 32:13-15
    How did the people respond and how did Hezekiah respond?
      2 Kings 18:36; 19:1
    What else did Hezekiah do that showed his faithfulness?
      2 Chronicles 32:20 (see 2 Kings 19)
    How did God respond to Hezekiah's prayer?
      2 Chronicles 32:21-23 (2 Kings 19:35-37)

Hezekiah Gets Sick (2 Kings 20:1-11)
    When is the next time we see Isaiah and Hezekiah together?
      2 Kings 20:1
    How does Hezekiah respond to this news that he has a terminal illness?
      2 Kings 20:2-3
    How did God respond to Hezekiah's prayer?
      2 Kings 20:4-7
    How else did God bless Hezekiah at this time?
      2 Kings 20:8-11

Hezekiah's Pride (2 Kings 20:12-21; 2 Chronicles 32:25-33)
    Why did God send a high-powered entourage from Babylon to visit Hezekiah?
      2 Chronicles 32:31
    How did Hezekiah respond to this test?
      2 Kings 20:12-13
    What kind of wealth did Hezekiah show off?
      2 Chronicles 32:27-29
    How did God respond to Hezekiah letting his pride get away with him?
      2 Kings 20:14-18
    How did Hezekiah feel about this punishment for just giving a tour to guests?
      2 Kings 20:19

    How did the people respond to Hezekiah's death?
      2 Chronicles 32:32-33

Closing Prayer

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