1 Kings 

Lesson Number

Class Date


1 Kings 26

May 12, 11

1 Kgs 22: death of Ahab, the prophecy fulfilled; how God uses deceptive action of man to further His plan; end of series

1 Kings 25

May 5, 11

1 Kgs 21; Ahab and Naboth; Ahab responsible for the murder of Naboth; Elijah confronts Ahab with judgment from God; mercy of God

1 Kings 24

Apr 28, 11

1 Kgs 20; Elijah syndrome; 7000 in NK remain faithful to God; Ahab given another chance to obey God, takes action but without seeking counsel from God; another prophet used by God to demonstrate His authority

1 Kings 23

Apr 21, 11

1 Kgs 19; Elijah like any other man, prone to weaknesses and failure; self-absorption; God’s faithfulness to the faithful remnant He has preserved in the NK ; anointing of Elisha

1 Kings 22

Apr 14, 11

1 Kgs 18:21-46; Elijah challenges the Baal prophets on Mt. Carmal; reminds Israel on their history in laying out the altar; Jews looking for miracles; unhappiness comes from focus on self instead of focus on God and serving Him

1 Kings 21

Apr 7, 11

1 Kgs 18:1-18; Obadiah, a man of faith fixed on himself; ethical situations; God protects those who demonstrate faith in Him; history revolves around spirituality

1 Kings 20

Mar 31, 11

1 Kgs 17: Elijah prophesies a drought; 3 tests for Elijah; sustained by God regardless of historical circumstances

1 Kings 19

Mar 24, 11

1 Kgs 16; God raises up rulers to execute His plan in NK; Baasha dynasty cut off; rulers held responsible for leading people in idolatry; Omri deemed good ruler from human viewpoint but evil from biblical; NK continues downward spiral; Ahab takes a wife; Hiel pays heavily for defying Joshua’s prophecy; Josh 6:26

1 Kings 18

Mar 3, 11

1 Kgs 15; reign of Abijah, Nadab, and Baasha in NK and reign of Asa in SK; Asa destroys the places of idol worship and idols, institutes reforms in Judah, but turns bitter and way from the Lord in the latter years of his life

1 Kings 17

Feb 24, 11

1 Kgs 14; Jeraboam deceptively seeks the counsel of Ahijah; death of Jeraboam’s firstborn Abijah and the loss of his dynasty; the sin of Jeraboam responsible for the fall of the Northern Kingdom; a nation gets the ruler it deserves; resurgence of Egypt and confiscation of all the treasures of Judah

1 Kings 16

Feb 17, 11

1 Kgs:13; Jeraboam defies God, sets up altars in Bethel and Dan; qualifications of a prophet; Deut 13:1-4; decision making should be based on the Word of God, not experience

1 Kings 15

Feb 10, 11

1 Kgs 12

1 Kings 14

Feb 4, 11

1 Kgs 11:1-42; Solomon discipline for disobedience from God will occur after his death- the splitting of the kingdom

1 Kings 13

Dec 16, 10

1 Kings 11:1-3; Solomon’s disobedience and loss of spiritual faithfulness; accumulation of many foreign wives a lust for power through alliances; forms of distractions to the spiritual life

1 Kings 12

Dec 2, 10

1 Kings 9:10-Solomon’s building campaign continues-fortified cities, naval base , fleet of ships; visit from Queen of Sheba ; Solomon amasses great personal wealth, all in opposition to God’s command for the king of Israel; Deut 17:14-20

1 Kings 11

Nov 18, 10

1 Kings 8:54-9:9; conclusion of Solomon’s prayer; glory of the Lord fills the Temple; Feast of the Tabernacles extended at the dedication of the Temple; logistics involved in the handling the multitude of sacrifices;; God’s conditional covenant with Solomon

1 Kings 10

Nov 11, 10

1 Kings 8:22-46; Solomon’s prayer of dedication; seven requests of God; prayer contingent upon the character and promises of God

1 Kings 9

Nov 4, 10

1 Kings 8

Oct 28, 10

1 Kings 7:1; Solomon builds his palace complex, hires expert bronze craftsman; description of articles of worship both inside and outside the Temple building; splendor of the Temple drew people form all over the work and was designed to focus their attention on God

1 Kings 7

Oct 21, 10

I Kings 5-6; Israel’s zenith; Solomon’s reign a time of peace; wisdom in international and trade agreements; seeks the finest materials and artisans for the construction of the Temple; completed in 7 years

1 Kings 6

Oct 14, 10

1 Kings 4:1-34; Solomon’s administration; 12 provinces provide for his kingdom; Solomon’s wisdom and knowledge known throughout the world

1 Kings 5

Oct 7, 10

1 Kgs 3:1- 28; Solomon’s wisdom and organization; his request for a “listening, hearing, obeying heart”; concentrate on the spiritual things and God rewards with the temporal things; wisdom is in getting the truth

1 Kings 4

Sep 30, 10

1 Kgs 2:25-46; Solomon consolidates his power

1 Kings 3

Sep 23, 10

1 Kgs 2:1-25; David gives both spiritual and political guidance to Solomon as well as addresses Israel about Solomon’s reign; 1 Chron 2:6ff; 23:1ff; 28:1ff; 29:1ff: David’s death and legacy; Adonijah attempts to usurp the throne again 

1 Kings 2

Sep 16, 10

1 Kgs 1:28-52; David fulfills his promise to Bath-Sheba – Solomon would be king; orders Solomon’s anointing by Zadok and Nathan at the springs of Gihon; David and Solomon’s co-regency; Adonijah dismissed

1 Kings 1

Sep 9, 10

1 Kgs 1:1-27; introduction