The Fall of Israel (2 Kings 17:1-20)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: Judgment comes to those who refuse the loving warnings of God.

In our bible story we learned:
    1. Israel loses all faith in God
    2. God raises up Assyria to judge Israel
    3. Only the tribe of Judah is spared

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

Read 2 Kings 17:15-17.

When you look at Israel’s history, you can see the consequences that came to them when they turned away from the Lord. Their sin got so bad that in the end they were killing their children as sacrifices to their false gods.

God could have completely destroyed all of Israel because of their sin, but he didn’t because he had a plan to save his people. Although the northern kingdom was defeated and captured, God spared Jerusalem in the south. No matter how bad Israel’s sin became, the Lord did not abandon his people because he loved them. Later, when God allowed Jerusalem to be defeated, captured, and taken to Babylon, their captivity would last for only seventy years.

Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 67 which starts on page 451 in the Long Story Short devotional. Take a look below of the topics of each day this week to prepare you for your time with your family.

  • Day 1: Disobedience and its consequences

  • Day 2: God speaks through His word

  • Day 3: Why doesn’t God destroy us when we sin?

  • Day 4: God’s mercy (more disobdiecne and its conequecnes)

  • Day 5: God never gives up on us even though we sin

Pray about it! Ask God to help you obey the Lord and call out to him for help in times of trouble.

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Scripture memory

Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, November 4th.

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Aaron Cotton