Sunday School Lesson 403 Jeroboam Leads Israel into Idolatry

Lesson: 403

Lesson Name: Idolatry in Israel
Theme: Sin's Blindness

Reading: 1 Kings 12:1-33

Memory Verse: Proverbs 4:26
Memory Verse Text: Ponder the path of thy feet.

Attention Getter: Where can a bad decision take you?

Talking Points

Point 1: Rehoboam was a man whose heart was in Egypt, a land characterized by worldliness.  Even though he was Solomon's son and reigned in the place of his father, Rehoboam was very unwise.  He received good counsel from the old wise men about Israel, but disregarded it all and took the counsel of younger men.  As a result, he added to the tax burden the Israelites had to pay.  His decision eventually caused Israel to separate from Judah and started endless trouble between the ten tribes of Israel and the two tribes of Judah.
Point 2: Jeroboam, the new king of Israel, caused even more departure by building another place of sacrifice at Penuel.  His choices resulted in a lot of confusion and the further destruction of unity, causing the nation to be weaker than it ever had been before.
Point 3: Jeroboam continued to make bad choices and led Israel into idol worship by setting up two golden calves, which were an abomination to God.  Next, he made some of the lowest of the people to be priests, thus forsaking the Divine standard altogether.
Point 4: Heaven looked on and apparently did nothing.  Nevertheless, the full harvest or outcome of this departure from God's standards was going to mean many deaths and much sorrow in both Israel and Judah.

Notes: When a nation or an individual begins to stray, there is no telling how many steps downward they will take.

Activities

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Ten Commandments 2 - Don't make idols.  Presentation showing five famous idols in the Bible and how God cured Israel of idolatry.