What is your favorite sports teams?
What are the key rivals of those teams?
What divisions/rivalries do you see in our country?
In our community?
Why do you think those divisions exist?
What caused the divisions between the northern tribes and Rehoboam?
Acting on the Word
Identify a division you are part of. How might you serve/care for someone on the other side of the division? Try to do so this week.
Sunday: 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29
Friday: 1 Kings 16:29–34
Saturday: 1 Kings 17:1–7
What do these kings of Israel and Judah (and/or the prophet Elijah) do well? What things do they do wrong?
Remember, “Israel” refers to the northern kingdom, comprised of 9 of the 12 tribes of the Israelites. “Judah” refers to the southern kingdom, comprised of 3 of the tribes of the Israelites. If you have a Bible with a map section, you may find it helpful to look refer to the map.