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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 1 Kings 17-22

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 7, 2018 Book of 1 Kings 17-22 17 Elijah declares a three year drought to Ahab. God advises Elijah to flee to Brook Cherith, drink from the brook and be fed by ravens. The brook eventually dries up, so God tells Elijah to find a widow in Zarephath, who will provide for him. Elijah does so, but the widow says she is too poor to provide for Elijah. Miraculously, the widow makes bread, and her flour and oil does not run out. The widow’s son dies, so Elijah brings him back from the dead. 18 The drought comes to an end in Israel, followed by a famine. Obadiah is a God-fearing man in charge of Ahab’s house. Obadiah had protected fifty prophets when Jezebel had sought to kill them. When searching...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 1 Kings 12-16

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 6, 2018 Book of 1 Kings 12-16 12 Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, is made king at Shechem. Jeroboam comes from Egypt and petitions Rehoboam to ease the heavy yoke of his father. Rehoboam’s elder servants urge a conciliatory approach, his younger servants an aggressive one. Israel splits from Judah, and makes Jeroboam king. Rehoboam’s revenue collector, Adoram, is stoned to death. Shemiah the prophet warns against a planned battle between Judah and David and the rest of Israel, and so the southern kingdom of Judah and the northern kingdom of Israel is formed. Shechem is the new capital of the northern kingdom. Jeroboam sets up golden calves for worship at Bethel and Dan. He also makes high places, and creates non-Levitic priests. 13 A nameless ‘man of God’ prophesies the...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 1 Kings 6-11

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 6, 2018 Book of 1 Kings 6-11 6 Solomon builds temple. Temple dimensions, design and method of construction are described. David covenant (with telling conditional clauses) reaffirmed. http://www.painsley.org.uk/re/Atlas/solotemp.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SolomonsTemple.png http://www.esvstudybible.org/sb/images/1200/illustration-solomons-temple.jpg 7 Solomon builds his and his wife’s house, taking thirteen years to do so. It included pillars, bevelled windows, a hall of judgment, and much splendour. Huram – half Israelite, half from Tyre – makes the furnishings for the temple. 8 Solomon calls Israel to Jerusalem, where the ark of covenant brought into the Holy of Holies in the new temple. The cloud of the Lord’s presence (shekinah) enters the temple, so that the preists cannot continue ministering. The temple dedicated, and the Davidic covenant is reaffirmed (with conditional clauses). Solomon expresses the hope that the Lord shall say of the...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 1 Kings 1-5

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 4, 2018 Book of 1 Kings 1-5 1 David grows old, and is given Abishag for warmth. David does not know her. Adonijah, the son of David by Haggith, proclaims himself king. Adonijah invites his allies to a banquet. Key figures from David’s government (Zadok, Nathan and others) do not support Adonijah, however. Nathan tells Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon, to complain to David that Adonijah has made himself king. She does so, and Nathan confirms her words, saying that Adonijah has performed sacrifices and is being feted by the people. David arranges for Solomon to be anointed at Gihon, riding on a mule and accompanied by Zadok, Nathan and other prominent figures. Adonijah fears the news, and his guests are afraid. Adonijah submits to Solomon, and his life is spared....

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Samuel 22-24

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 4, 2018 Book of 2 Samuel 22-24 22 David writes song after God saves him from enemies: the Lord is my rock, fortress and deliverer. David has not departed from God’s statutes. 23 David’s last words: rulers must be just, like the light of the sun in the morning. Faith is expressed in the Davidic covenant. David’s leading soldiers are listed and briefly recounted. When he was in his cave at Adullam, he expresses a nostalgic wish to drink water from the well of Bethlehem. Three mighty men break through the Philistine camp and take some for him – and he offers it to the Lord. 24 David conducts a census, and thereby provokes the Lord to wrath. Joab questins the need for a census. David repents. Through the prophet Gad,...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Samuel 17-21

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 4, 2018 Book of 2 Samuel 17-21 17 Ahithophel advises Absalom to pursue David with twelve thousand men. Hushai advises Absalom against this, warning of David’s ferocity and military cunning. Hushai advises Absalom to raise a huge army from across all Israel, and for Absalom to go into battle personally. Absalom goes with Hushai’s plans, and David is warned. Ahitophel hangs himself when he sees his advice is not taken. David moves to Mahanaim, and Absalom follows him over the Jordan. Several friends meet David at Mahanaim with refreshments and provisions. 18 David puts the army under three captains, Joab, Abishai and Ittai. Absalom’s forces are defeated in the woods of Ephraim. Absalom is killed by Joab as he hangs from a tree, his head having been caught in thick boughs...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Samuel 11-16

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 3, 2018 Book of 2 Samuel 11-16 11 When this war was raging, David was at home. He sees a beautiful woman bathing – Bathsheba. David lies with her and makes her pregnant. To cover his sin, David tries to get Uriah to return home to lie with his wife, but he refuses while a military campaign is being waged, so David sends Uriah out in the vanguard of battle, where he dies. Bathsheba becomes David’s wife, but God is displeased with David. 12 Nathan’s parable – a rich man with many flocks takes the sole lamb from a poor man to feed a traveller. Nathan points out the applicability of the story to David, and says that the sword shall never depart from David’s house. David repents, and is forgiven....

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Samuel 6-10

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 3, 2018 Book of 2 Samuel 6-10 6 David starts to transport the ark to Jerusalem with 30,000 men. It is carried on a cart, not by the poles. When the oxen stumble, Uzzah touches the ark to steady it, and is struck down dead. The ark is left for three months in the house of Obed-Edom. David sacrifices and dances before the ark in a ephod, then succeeds in bringing it to Jerusalem. There is a fellowship meal. Michal criticises David for his dancing, and is punished with barrenness. 7 Israel ceases war. David desires to build a temple for God. God tells David through the prophet Nathan that David’s son will build a temple. The Davidic covenant: David’s house will be established forever. If iniquity is committed, punishment will...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Samuel 1-5

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 3, 2018 Book of 2 Samuel 1-5 1 An Amalekite man tells David he killed a despairing Saul in battle. David kills the Amelkite, and sings of song of mourning for Saul and Jonathan (Tell it not in Gath; how the mighty are fallen). 2 David is anointed king of Judah and dwells in Hebron. David thanks the men of Jabesh Gildead. Abner, the commander of Saul’s army, makes Ishbosheth, son of Saul, king of Israel. Only Judah follows David. Abner’s troops fight with David’s troops under Joab (David’s nephew), and are defeated. Abner kills Asahel, another of David’s nephews. A ceasefire is called. The war between the house of Saul and the house of David continues, but the latter grows stronger, and the former weaker. 3 David has six sons...

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#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 1 Samuel 27-31

  Welcome to the #BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study! August 3, 2018 Book of 1 Samuel 27-31 27 David escapes to the Philistine king Achish at Gath once more. Achish grants David Ziklag; the kings of Judah own it to this day. David wages battles against the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites, but tells Achish he fights against Judah. Achish believes him. 28 Philistines and Israel prepare to fight. Saul, who had banned all occult practices, is afraid; God does not respond to him through dreams or prophecies. Saul disguises himself and visits the witch of Endor. The witch is cagey, but is persuaded to summon up Samuel. Samuel upbraids him, tells him the Lord has departed from him, and that he will lose the battle. The witch tries to comfort Samuel! 29 The Philistines pitch their armies at...

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