January brings a new calendar, some new goals and ambitions, AND a new season of Big Word. I sincerely hope you’ll join us.
First Kings starts next week.
This study will continue our historical journey through ancient Israel’s monarchy. The book opens with the last months of David’s life and the drama that encompasses his succession. In 2012 we followed Saul and David’s kingships; now we’ll meet and follow Solomon. It’s sure to be an exciting and insightful dive into God’s Big Word!
If you’re participating in-home, the study begins on January 9th. We will keep our schedule similar to seasons past, meeting consistently on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 8pm in my living room. (Call or email me for directions.)
If you’re participating online, the first post will go up on Thursday, January 10th. Homework and discussions will be published on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Now, don’t be shy with your questions and thoughts! I would love to see more interaction via the comments section here on the blog or on my facebook page.
There is NO ASSIGNMENT for the first session! We’ll spend the time catching up and reviewing what led to this point in Old Testament history. I’ll offer an introduction to the books of Kings and beginning study materials, including a book outline, schedule of meetings and the first batch of homework. Look for those materials to go live online next Thursday.
If you do want to do something before we begin, feel free to read an introduction to First Kings in any study Bible. This, of course, is completely optional.
This is an OPEN study, so please feel free to invite others who might want to join us … even if they can’t participate on a consistent basis. A little bit in God’s Word is better than none, and we’d love to have them.
If you’re interested in any past studies, please visit the Big Word page for highlights and study materials. All our discussion posts and previous assignments are also consolidated by study. You can find the specific pages in the drop-down menu just under the site header.
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As always, please let me know how I can pray for you. I look forward to seeing and studying with you soon!