The Kings: Good & Bad

From Foolishness To Failure – Part 1

I Kings 12:16-24, 14:21-31 — In this sermon, we begin to consider the rest of King Rehoboam’s reign. It began very badly with his foolish speech to people who were already disaffected and agitated. Rehoboam basically drove the ten northern tribes into rebellion and ensured the division of the kingdom. Unfortunately his story doesn’t get…

A Very Dumb Politician

I Kings 12:1-20 — “And the king answered the people roughly… saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” When Solomon’s son Rehoboam went out to meet the people at Shechem he gave what was perhaps…