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Sermons on 1 Kings

Getting Ready _ 1 Kings 5:1-18

1 Kings 5              English Standard Version (ESV) 5 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David. 2 And Solomon sent word to Hiram, 3 “You know that David my father could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of…

The Grandeur of Solomon’s Kingdom _ 1 Kings 4:1-34

1 Kings 4                English Standard Version (ESV) 4 King Solomon was king over all Israel, 2 and these were his high officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah the sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; 4 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests; 5 Azariah…

Solomon’s Wisdom _1 Kings 3:16-28

1 Kings 3:16-28              English Standard Version (ESV) 16 Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. 18 Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also…

If Anyone Lacks Wisdom _ 1 Kings 3:3-15

1 Kings 3:3-15            English Standard Version (ESV) 3 Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father, only he sacrificed and made offerings at the high places. 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by…

The Profound Peril of Pragmatism _ 1Kings 3:1-3

1 Kings 3:1-3                 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. 2 The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had…

A Sorry Ending _ 1 Kings 2:26-35

1 Kings 2:26-35                    English Standard Version (ESV) 26 And to Abiathar the priest the king said, “Go to Anathoth, to your estate, for you deserve death. But I will not at this time put you to death, because you carried the ark of the Lord God before David my father, and because you shared in all my father’s affliction.” 27 So…

The End of Adonijah _ 1 Kings 2:13-25

1 Kings 2:13-25                             English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, “Do you come peacefully?” He said, “Peacefully.” 14 Then he said, “I have something to say to you.” She said, “Speak.” 15 He said, “You know that…

The Shaken but Certain Succession _ 1 Kings 1:11-40

1 Kings 1:11-40      English Standard Version (ESV) 11 Then Nathan said to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, “Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king and David our lord does not know it? 12 Now therefore come, let me give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. 13 Go in at once…

Like a House of Cards _ 1 Kings 1:41-53

1 Kings 1:41-53        English Standard Version (ESV) 41 Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “What does this uproar in the city mean?” 42 While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came. And Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are…