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1 Kings 12 - AMP

2 And when Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it--for he still dwelt in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon-- returned from Egypt. 3 And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam, 4 Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore lighten the hard service and the heavy yoke your father put upon us, and we will serve you. 5 He replied, Go away for three days and then return to me. So the people departed. 6 And King Rehoboam consulted with the old men who stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived and said, How do you advise me to answer this people? 7 And they said to him, If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them and answer them with good words, they will be your servants forever. 8 But he forsook the counsel the old men gave him and consulted the young men who grew up with him and stood before him. 9 He said to them, What do you advise that we answer this people who have said, Make the yoke your father put on us lighter? 10 The young men who grew up with him answered, To the people who told you, Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us--say this, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 11 And now whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had appointed. 13 And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the counsel the old men had given him, 14 And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; he chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15 So the king did not hearken to the people, for the situation was from the Lord, that He might fulfill His word which He spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat. 16 So when all Israel saw that the king did not heed them, they answered the king, What portion have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David! So Israel went to their tents. 17 But Rehoboam reigned over the Israelites who dwelt in the cities of Judah. 18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute , and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. So King Rehoboam hastened to get into his chariot to flee to Jerusalem. 19 So Israel has rebelled against the house of David to this day. 20 When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. None followed the house of David except the tribe of Judah only. 21 And when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against the house of Israel to bring the kingdom back to Rehoboam son of Solomon. 22 But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 23 Tell Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and all the house of Judah and Benjamin and the remnant of the people, 24 Thus says the Lord, You shall not go up or fight against your brethren, the Israelites. Return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me. So they hearkened to the Lord's word and returned home, according to the Lord's word. 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. He went out from there and built Penuel. 26 Jeroboam said in his heart, Now the kingdom will return to the house of David. 27 If this people goes up to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to sacrifice, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28 So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 29 And he set the one golden calf in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; for the people went to worship each of them even as far as Dan. 31 Jeroboam also made houses on high places and made priests of people who were not Levites. 32 And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast kept in Judah, and he offered sacrifices upon the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places he had made. 33 So he offered upon the altar he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, a date which he chose individually; and he appointed a feast for the Israelites and he went up to the altar to burn incense

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Chris Anderson avatar
Come back to the alter
Shared by: Chris Anderson on Jan, 2017
Summary: A revival message of coming back to the Lord. Renewing your relationship with God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:26-30
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 213
Allan Quak avatar
Fools Can't Stop A Sovereign God
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: There are times in our lives when we make a mess and create spiritual chaos. On occasions like this God will step in and shake us up because our foolishness cannot stop the sovereignty of God.
Chris Jordan avatar
United We Stand: Divided We Fall
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Feb, 2016
Summary: The only way we can stand strong in our families, churches and communities is when we walk in unity and guard against division and strife.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 723
Paul Carlson avatar
Deviant Worship
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is God, your worship must not deviate from acceptable scriptural forms.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:26-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 149
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Where is God in All of This?"
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov, 2015
Summary: Rehoboam and the need for servant leadership divide the kingdom. God appears to be distant.
Sunitha Justin avatar
Gift of Discerning of Spirits
Shared by: Sunitha Justin on Oct, 2015
Summary: The Lord’s coming is getting closer with each passing day. Even as the end time prophecies of the Bible are unfolding themselves, earnestly seek the gift of discerning of spirits so that we will not fall into the wiles of the enemy.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:25-13:34
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 529
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Bypassing God, Slippery slopes
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We seem to praise praise and worship worship and forget about a Holy God. This is a study about how JEROBOAM made worship more convenient. He compromised God's truth for popularity and acceptance. BEWARE!
Perry Greene avatar
Hero or Zero?
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jan, 2014
Summary: We have opportunities to be influencers for God or against him. Rehoboam chose his own way over God's and missed out on being a hero to the people of Israel.
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-33
Views: 432
James May avatar
The Devil's Got Your Number
Shared by: James May on Aug, 2013
Summary: The True Prophet of God in I Kings 13, was led astray by an old prophet of God that had dwelt among the idolatry of Israel for too long. Let us be careful of the Word which we hear and prove it by the Truth of God's Word.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:34-13:32
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 16,313
Troy Borst avatar
A Kingdom Torn in Two: Decisions
Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2013
Summary: I would like us to pause today as we look at the life of King Rehoboam and reflect on the decision that faced him, the decision process, and the result of his decision that affected an entire nation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-19
Views: 2,088
William R. Nabaza avatar
Foolishness of Rehoboam
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: It is useless if a wise king will only hand over the kingdom to a foolish son. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD needed to be first in everything in your life and humility brings grace to your l
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,186
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Kingdom Torn in Two
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Aug, 2011
Summary: A journey through the Bible in 32 weeks. Inspired by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. A look at the tearing apart of the Israeli kingdom into north and south.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,666
Jeff Strite avatar
The Man Who Listened to Fools
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2011
Summary: The Bible tells us to seek advice. But not all advice is good advice. It pays to pay attention to whom you pay attention to. But how do I know the difference between good advice and bad?
based on 111 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-19
Views: 21,603
Dan Cormie avatar
Amos - 1
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Aug, 2010
Summary: The historical background leading up to the Book of Amos. Use of the Audio may be required for this one to be helpful.
Series: Amos
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 709
Chris Appleby avatar
The Divided Kingdom
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jul, 2010
Summary: Solomon’s foolishness is repeated by his son who refuses to listen to the wise counsel of his advisers and instead turns to his younger peers who agree with him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-33
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,676
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Slippery slopes, dried up hands...
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar, 2010
Summary: If I ever wrote a lesson that needs to be studied this is it... let us consider Jeroboam and his moving the church to Dan and to Bethel for fleshly reasons... BEWARE! BEWARE!
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:4-28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,610
Shared by: AKINSANYA ADUBI on Oct, 2009
Summary: Like every day, each month comes with its owm challenges, but God has given us the weapons to deal with these challenges, one of which is prayers. These prayer points will help us in praying according to the will of God in the month of October, every 10th
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 17,879
Madana Kumar, PhD avatar
Servant Leadership Part 2: A Concious Choice that we make
Shared by: Madana Kumar, PhD on Jul, 2009
Summary: All leaders are called to constantly choose between the Power and Authority Model and the Servant Model of Leadership. What do we generally choose and why do we choose the obvious?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-11
Views: 1,705
Jerry Shirley avatar
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Mar, 2009
Summary: Amazing similarities exist between Israel and America - from their founding to civil war to sinful rejection of God...to the 70 year captivity! Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,005
Mark Eberly avatar
Shared by: Mark Eberly on Feb, 2009
Summary: Rehoboam was almost a hero. He stood at the threshold of greatness but chose poorly and destroyed everything his father and grandfather had built. Through his example we can perhaps learn to better follow the ways of Jesus.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-14
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 5,826
Kirk DeVine avatar
The Choices We Make
Shared by: Kirk DeVine on Nov, 2008
Summary: This message deals with the fact that the choices we make in life can have a profound effect on us and those around us… It also teaches us that every choice that we make must be lined up and examined against the Word of God…
based on 57 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-19
Views: 9,744
Steve Ely avatar
Don't Have A Cow
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: Relationships are central to our lives. Who we connect with determines our destiny, our peace, and whether we live a full life.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 11:28-12:33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,496
Jim Bender avatar
Will you serve God his way?
Shared by: Jim Bender on Jan, 2008
Summary: Will you serve God his way or try to serve him your way?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,458
Victor Yap avatar
Everything to Prove
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Kings of Judah, Pt. 1
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 11:42-12:20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 459
Jimmy Chapman avatar
The Sin of a Religion of Convenience
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on May, 2007
Summary: Conception of a religion of convenience Characteristics of a religion of convenience Consequences of a religion of convenience
based on 37 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:25-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,788
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
I Almost Finished Well
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan, 2007
Summary: This is a sermon reflecting on the past year and on the need to finish well in the Lord.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:25-33
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,484
Mark Perryman avatar
Are You Serving a God of Convenience?
Shared by: Mark Perryman on May, 2006
Summary: America is a land of convenience and comfort. With this comes a great temptation to the people of God.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:25-33
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,464
Richard Tow avatar
Hearing God: The Counsel of Others
Shared by: Richard Tow on Apr, 2006
Summary: Importance of godly counsel and hearing God in context of wholesome community is discussed. Criteria for when to seek counsel and from whom is also considered.
Series: Guidance
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-14
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 6,378
Eddie Young avatar
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time; by acting naturally
Shared by: Eddie Young on Mar, 2006
Summary: How do we compair to King Rehoboam by just being ourselves? This sermon will help us to look into our own self and show us we might be just what we don’t won’t to be by just being ourself.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,853
Victor Yap avatar
Everything To Prove
Shared by: Victor Yap on Nov, 2005
Summary: Kings of Judah, Pt. 2: "Rehoboam"
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 11:42-12:20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,081