2 Kings: Lesson 12 — Rebuilding . . . Eventually

The following are discussion questions from a weekly study I am leading through the book of 2 Kings.  We meet each Wednesday evening at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

The Unraveling of a Nation

A Study of the Book of 2 Kings

Lesson 12 (Rebuilding . . . Eventually)
 2 Kings 12
   March 19, 2014

The Text:

  1. While Jehu was king of Israel, who became king of Judah?  How did he live?  Who was the major influence in his life?  What was allowed to continue?     
  2. What instruction was given to the priests?  What did Joash consider to be sacred offerings?  What work was to be done?  How was it to be delegated? 
  3. What had not happened by the twenty-third year of the reign of Joash?  What did Joash say to the priests?  What was their response?    
  4. What did Jehoiada do?  What was done with it?  What happened when it was filled?  What was the money used for?  What was it not used for?  What financial reporting was required?  Why? 
  5. Who set out to attack Jerusalem?  What did Joash collect?  What did he do with it?  What was the result?  How did the reign of Joash end? 

  The Application:

  1. How do you know what is right in the eyes of the Lord?  How well do you do it?  Who is, has been, a positive influence in your life?  Who are you influencing in a positive way?  What things do you allow to continue in your life that you ought to get rid of? 
  2. How dedicated are you to the giving and collecting of offerings to the Lord?  What would you consider to be sacred offerings?  What makes them such?  What are you doing with what God has given you for the purpose of building His kingdom? 
  3. Is there a task that you have volunteered for, been assigned to you, or you’ve been called to do that remains undone?  If the king were to ask why it is undone, what would you say?  Are there things you should hand off to someone who is better equipped?       
  4. Are there steps you should take to bring accountability to your offerings to the Lord?  How do you decide what you should do and what you should have others do?  Have you proven faithful in the use of the resources God has given you for His work?           
  5. Do you expect attacks to come when you are doing the right thing?  How much value do you put on peace?  . . . On peace with God?  Does doing the right thing always turn out like we think it ought to?   

Next Week:   God’s Favor
2 Kings 13

 

2 Kings: Lesson 11 — A Boy King

The following are discussion questions from a weekly study I am leading through the book of 2 Kings.  We meet each Wednesday evening at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

The Unraveling of a Nation

A Study of the Book of 2 Kings

Lesson 11 (A Boy King)
 2 Kings 11
   March 12, 2014

The Text:

  1. What did Ahaziah’s mother attempt to do?  Who was rescued?  Where did he live?  For how long?  Who was ruling Judah at this time?     

  2. Who was Jehoiada?  Who did he send for?  What did he show them?  What instructions did Jehoiada give? 

  3. What did the commanders do?  Where did they get weapons?  Where were the guards stationed?  What did Jehoiada do?  How did the people respond?    

  4. What got Athaliah’s attention?  What did she find when she went to see what the people were up to?  How did she respond? 

  5. What command did Jehoiada give?  Why?  What happened to Athaliah?  What was the result of the covenant’s made by Jehoiada?  Who was brought into the palace?  How did the people respond?  How old was the king? 

  The Application:

  1. Do you ever feel like you are loosing control of a situation?  How do you respond?  Do you tend to take what others would see as extreme measures in an attempt to maintain a sense of control?  What risks would you take to protect someone? 
  2. How long are you willing to wait for things to be made right?  Who would you turn to when you need someone to stand with you against evil?  Who would you be willing to stand up for? 
  3. How obedient are you to the instructions of the Lord?  What has He given to be used for protecting yourself and others?  Are you using it?  How should you respond to the Lordship of Jesus?         
  4. What things tend to get your attention?  How closely do you check on the things that draw the attention of people?  How do you react when you feel a sense of betrayal?  What it comes because of wrong you have done?         
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  5. Are there things that you believe are inappropriate to be done in the temple of the Lord?  Where is the temple of the Lord?  Are there things in your life that a covenant with God should cause you to remove?  How do you feel about God’s ability to use you because of, or in spite of, things that you believe to be inadequacies?   

 

Next Week:   Rebuilding . . . Eventually
2 Kings 12