This next installment of “History Lessons” brings us to a king of Judah named Hezekiah. He is the turnaround king. He finds God’s secret to seeing turnarounds in life, a reversal of the seemingly inevitable that brings him instead to a great future. That secret isn’t so much a secret as we study the eventful reign of King Hezekiah.
In our second sermon of “History Lessons,” we focus on a dark time in Judah’s history–the time of their last three evil kings, who reigned just as Babylon was conquering Judah. But there is one bright figure speaking God’s word to the nation during the whole time–Jeremiah. It’s one of the great examples of how God is speaking at all times to His people, and a challenge for us to listen to His words, which sometimes bring warning, but also bring direction and hope.
This is the first of a series of messages called “History Lessons” where we will seek to learn some lessons from the lives of some of the kings of Israel/Judah. You might be tempted to think that those kings lived too long ago to be able to learn anything relevant to 2015, but don’t give in to it! There are profound lessons to be learned that have the capacity to change your modern life for the better! This particular week examines some of the life of King Saul, the very first king of Israel. His lesson has to do with the power of obedience