People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided
Good and evil kings. Passionate prophets. Prophecies that shape our modern age.
The Old Testament is full of theologically rich books that both recount and shape history. They also set the stage for the long-awaited Messiah, containing more than 300 prophecies covering His birth, life, death, and resurrection.
People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided will unpack a fascinating period in Israel’s history across 15 books, from its split into two nations, through dozens of kings and prophets and ultimately to the heartbreaking exile into Babylon.
Jesus loved the Old Testament. And you will too.
Explore 15 of the books Jesus deeply loved in community, discussing questions around the goodness of God amidst calamity, mercy, ultimate allegiance, judgment, and salvation. Join others in finding answers and how they apply to modern life.
After Solomon’s failures, God’s chosen nation divided into two separate kingdoms: Israel and Judah. A long list of mostly evil kings led both kingdoms away from God and deeply into idolatry. With persistent patience, God sent prophet after prophet to faithfully warn His people of coming judgment and call them to repentance.
Brief moments of revival offered interludes of hope. In the end, both nations rejected God and promised judgment came. First, Israel fell to Assyria and then Judah to Babylon. The people were exiled in foreign lands. This dark period in Israel’s history did not end without hope. In His mercy, God’s voice was not silenced. By His sovereign grace, God preserved the lineage of David and the promised Messiah and a remnant of faithful people. God’s purposes cannot be thwarted by rejection or rebellion.
Here’s how People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided unfolds:
- 1 and 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles
- Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah are situated where they fit into Israel’s storyline.
- The study of Isaiah is folded into a four-week segment
- New to our BSF study content: Jeremiah and Lamentations!
Every week, men gather to study the Bible, learn from one another, and are challenged and encouraged to live for something larger than themselves.
A BSF Men’s group offers straight talk and biblical truth built on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Exploring God’s Word together allows men to learn from one another, be challenged, and encourage each other to live for something larger than themselves.
During the week, members spend time in personal study of the Scriptures with questions that prompt deeper thought. Once a week they meet in-person or online for a small-group discussion around what they’ve read. They also have access to teaching that applies the truths of Scripture to daily life along with comprehensive lesson notes on the passage they studied.
Date: Every Monday
Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
For location and more information, please email email@example.com.
Women today face a multitude of challenges. Many have found peace, comfort, hope, security and answers to life’s big questions as they uncover the truth in God’s Word.
Women of all ages around the world have the opportunity to study the Bible together, exploring the meaningful questions of life, going deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ and connecting with other women in conversations about things that matter.
Group members spend time in personal Bible study during the week with questions that prompt deeper thought. Once a week they meet in-person or online for small-group discussion around what they’ve read. They also have access to a teaching that applies the truths of Scripture to daily life along with comprehensive lesson notes on the passage they studied.
When do we meet:
Monday Evening: 7:30 pm (Mandarin)
Monday Evening: 8 pm (English)
Wednesday Evening: 8 pm (English)
Friday Daytime: 9:30 am (English and Mandarin)
For enquiries or registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Due to local government regulations, only foreign passport holders can register)For location and more information, please email email@example.com.