Chapter 14 – I and II Kings

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Name the author of the books of I and II Kings.
  • Identify to whom these books were written.
  • State the purpose for each book.
  • Write the Key Verses of the books of I and II Kings from memory.
  • State the Life and Ministry Principles for I and II Kings.

I KINGS

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR: Unknown. Possibly Jeremiah.
TO WHOM: Israel
PURPOSE: Continue the record of God’s dealings with His people, Israel.
KEY VERSE: I Kings 19:18
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Compromise may seem easy but it is always costly later.
MAIN CHARACTERS: David, Solomon, kings of Judah and Israel (see chart on the kings), Nabath, Ahab, Elijah, Elisha

II KINGS

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR: Unknown. Possibly Jeremiah.
TO WHOM: Israel
PURPOSE: Continue the record of God’s dealings with His people, Israel.
KEY VERSES: II Kings 2:9-10
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Kingdoms of this world are temporal: They rise and fall under God’s control.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Kings of Israel and Judah (see chart on the kings), Elisha, Elijah

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.