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1 Kings

Author: Philip Graham Ryken
Publisher: Phillipsburg, N.J. : P&R Pub., ©2011.
Series: Reformed expository commentary.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dynasties, fractured kingdoms, prophecies of coming hardships ı the book of 1 Kings is a grand, sweeping narrative of the beginning of the downfall of God's people. Its size and scope may seem intimidating, but Phil Ryken shows us in this biblical, doctrinal, practical, and Christological commentary how this imposing book can be divided into three key sections. First, the stories of Solomon focus on the themes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Graham Ryken
ISBN: 9781596382084 1596382082
OCLC Number: 711777276
Description: xvi, 619 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: King Solomon : money, sex, and power --
Divided kingdom : the wages of sin --
Prophet Elijah : the power of prayer.
Series Title: Reformed expository commentary.
Other Titles: First Kings
Responsibility: Philip Graham Ryken.

Abstract:

"Dynasties, fractured kingdoms, prophecies of coming hardships ı the book of 1 Kings is a grand, sweeping narrative of the beginning of the downfall of God's people. Its size and scope may seem intimidating, but Phil Ryken shows us in this biblical, doctrinal, practical, and Christological commentary how this imposing book can be divided into three key sections. First, the stories of Solomon focus on the themes of money, sex, and power, inviting us to learn from Solomon's example. Will we use these things wisely for kingdom purposes, or foolishly abuse them for selfish gain? Then the middle of the story, on the divided kingdom, shows the destructive consequences of sin among the people of God ı especially the sin of idolatry. The final section demonstrates the power of prayer to the true and living God, as exemplified in the life and ministry of God's prophet Elijah. Phil Ryken brings out the key themes of these three sections and illustrates how they come together in their focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially his kingly and prophetic offices. This is an excellent resource for those who want a devotional aid and will help Bible expositors reliably teach a redemptive-historical view of this important Old Testament book" -- Publisher description.
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