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We conclude our look at 1 and 2 Kings (and 1 and 2 Chronicles) by examining Elijah's confrontation with Ahab on Mr. Carmel, discussing Elijah's life after this confrontation, and looking at two of the most successful kings of Judah.

Listen to the podcast, and if you would like notes from the class go to Dr. McCormick's blog: kirkmccormick.blogspot.com (where you can not only see the notes but also listen to this podcast, as well.)
May God bless you as you respond to His Word.
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We continue in our systematic study of the Gospel of Mark as Dr. Warner teaches several insightful lessons from Jesus about the last days, false prophets, and our need to be steadfast and ready for the Coming of the Lord.

We trust that Holy Spirit will touch your heart with Word right for you. May God bless you as you listen and respond to His Word.
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n this episode, Solomon has died and the nation of Israel divides in a civil war. The Northern Tribes (10 in all) take the name, Israel.  The Southern Tribes (2 - Judah and Benjamin) take the name, Judah. From it's inception, Israel is ruled by evil kings who lead her down a path of idolatry.  Judah is ruled by better kings, but they, too, have their problems.

Listen to this podcast and see how relevant the issues are. Godly leadership is crucial, we learn. As the leader goes, so often goes the nation.  For those concerned about the path America is taking, this lesson is incredibly relevant as we see the kings of the Northern Tribes lead their people into destruction.
If you would like notes for this study, visit Pastor Kirk's blog:  kirkmccormick.blogspot.com.  May God bless you as you study His Word.
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In this episode we delve into Solomon's reign.  He started off strongly, then faded into idolatry and disappointment.  In the beginning he was wise enough to ask God for wisdom, but in the end he failed to seek the Lord fully.

Listen to this podcast and learn more about our ancestors in the faith from the past.  If you'd like an outline to go along with the audio, visit Pastor Kirk's blog: kirkmccormick.blogspot.com.
May God bless you as you study His Word!
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David is blessed by God. Even though he is an extremely challenged man and his flesh often gets the best of him, he is a "man after God's own heart."  Our study in this chapter covers the dysfunction of David's family while the kingdom of Israel flourishes.  God's hand is on David unlike, perhaps, anyone ever seen in human history.  

If you would like to follow the notes for this episode, go to Pastor Kirk's blog: kirkmccormick.blogspot.com.  

We trust that the Lord will bless you as we study His Word together.  God bless you!

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In this episode, Saul's reign as King of Israel ends, and David's reign begins. With David, God blesses Israel as they become the most prominent nation in the region. All the other nations fear them because God is on their side.

If you would like notes for this episode, please visit Pastor Kirk's blog: kirkmccormick.blogspot.com. Don't forget to register for his blog and you will automatically receive the podcast from the "Bible for Dummies" class and the messages from Sunday mornings at Royal Palm Church.
God bless you!
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Jesus is a people watcher. When at the Temple during the last week of his earthly life, Jesus watched everyone, leaders and laity alike. Then he came to some conclusions about the motives and practices of those whom he observed.  Essentially, Jesus taught saying, "Check that out..."

Even today, Jesus is sitting next to the Father observing those of us on earth. Can you imagine, ever so often he leans over and says to the Father, "Check that out..."  What would he say about you after observing your life from above?
Listen to this helpful message and be encouraged about Jesus watching you.  May God bless you as you hear his Word and respond.
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This next episode from our systematic study of the Gospel of Mark challenges us to consider our public witness. The world tries to squash the voices of Disciples of Jesus. We are told to be quiet and not impose our values or beliefs on our culture.  (Of course, the world is asking us to do something they will not offer us...we call that hypocrisy.)  So the world says, "Religion and politics should not mix" or "Eternal life is a myth" or "Every path leads to God...whatever works for you is just fine" or you can name your own, and they demand that Christians remain silent and not respond.  


Well, Jesus has another thought: be true to who you are as a disciple even when tested by the lies of the world.  Speak the truth with firm resolution but in kindness.

We hope and pray the Holy Spirit touches your heart through this message. May God bless you as you respond. 
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