Characters Volume 3: The Kings - Bible Study Book
The Kings Bible Study Book includes printed content for six sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," a leader guide, and tips for leading a group. Every person in the Bible is a supporting actor in God's story—each revealing who God is and what His will is for human beings both then and now. In these characters, we see a glimpse of ourselves, coming to understand our failings, our potential, and God's purpose through it all. This third volume of the Characters series begins with Israel's desire to be like the other nations in calling for an earthly king. Through the lives of Saul, David, Solomon, and others, you will see that only God is the true and perfect King. Through both their flaws and victories, the earthly kings of God's people served to reveal the need for the greater King to come. What can you learn from their actions and decisions? Session topics: 1. Saul: Israel's First King 2. David: Israel's Humble King 3. Solomon: Israel's Wise King 4. Asa: Israel's Idol-Destroying King 5. Hezekiah: Judah's Praying King 6. Josiah: Israel's Good King Features: • Six small-group sessions • Personal study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth Benefits: • Understand the need for godly leadership. • Gain a greater biblical literacy as you understand these characters' places in Scripture. • See yourself in the victories and failures of these leaders. • Continue a year-long experience of walking through the Bible. • Explore the historical and biblical contexts of the kings of Israel and Judah. • Find greater meaning in familiar Bible accounts. • Become confident of your own place as a character of God's story. • Experience the redemption that comes through God's use of imperfect people for His will. • Start to understand how only Jesus meets our need for a true King.