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Abijah’s Loyalty
  2 Chronicles 13.1-22; 1 Kings 15.1-4
“For whatever was written in
former days was written for our
instruction”
             Romans 15.4; CB NT p. 285
y of the Kings
re approximate)

                                Nadab       Elah        Tibni      Ahab
                  ...
Divided Kingdom                                                     ARAM




                                             ...
“It is too much for
you to go up to
Jerusalem”
    (NKJV, 1 Kings 12.28,
          CB OT p. 545)
“Behold your gods”
        (1 Kings 12.28,
        CB OT p. 545)
Divided Kingdom                                                        ARAM




                                          ...
“He also made
temples on high
places”
        (1 Kings 12.31,
        CB OT p. 545)
“Appointed priests
from all the people”
         (1 Kings 12.31,
         CB OT p. 545)
“devised in his own
heart”
         (1 Kings 12.33,
         CB OT p. 545)
s
     Divided Kingdom                                                          ARAM




                                 ...
s
     Divided Kingdom                                                          ARAM




                                 ...
Rehoboam            Asa          Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900                    850 BC


   ...
Rehoboam            Asa          Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900
                          “Jeho...
Rehoboam            Asa     Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900
                         “We 850 BC ...
Rehoboam            Asa      Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900              “They offer to
       ...
Rehoboam            Asa          Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900           “They... set out
    ...
Rehoboam            Asa     Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900          “They... care for
         ...
Rehoboam            Asa      Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900            “For we keep
           ...
Rehoboam            Asa     Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900           “God is with us
          ...
Rehoboam            Asa     Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900               “O sons of
           ...
Rehoboam            Asa          Jehoram
           Abijah    Jehoshaphat

            900                    850 BC


   ...
hoboam            Asa     Jehoram
         Abijah    Jehoshaphat

          900                850 BC
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
Judah                     Israel
RIGHT GOD:                FALSE GODS:
       Jehovah                Golden Calves
  (Deut...
“And he walked in all
        Rehoboam           Asa
   the sins that his
  father did before Abijah  Jehos
        him......
“...and his heart was
         Rehoboam           Asa
  not wholly true to
 Jehovah his God, as Abijah  Jehos
the heart of...
mate)

m            Asa     Jehoram   Na
    Abijah   “For we keep Jeroboam
               Jehoshaphat
             the ch...
Sin
       Rehoboam               Asa
      Idolatry       Abijah    Jehos

950
  Heart not wholly    900
  true to Jehovah
“Examine yourselves, to see
whether you are in the faith. Test
yourselves. Or do you not realize
this about yourselves, th...
Knew Truth
 Rehoboam               Asa     Je
Taught Truth
               Abijah    Jehoshapha

                900
Knew Truth                 Sin
 Rehoboam             Asa        Je
Taught Truth            Idolatry
               Abijah ...
“so practice and observe whatever
they tell you— but not what they do.
For they preach, but do not practice.”
            ...
“But I discipline my body and keep it
under control, lest after preaching to
others I myself should be disqualified.”
     ...
Kingdom of Judah




Rehoboam            Asa     Je
           Abijah    Jehoshapha

            900
Kingdom of Judah




Rehoboam            Asa     Je
           Abijah    Jehoshapha

            900
Will today be the
day you return to
 fellowship with
      God?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)
     and audio can be found at:
www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)
Jeroboam a...
Compiled and Presented by:
Fellowship with Man                                                              Dave Stewart
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Abijah confronts Jerobaam’s rebellion against God, but fails to make sure his own life is right before God. He reminds us that we must be completely loyal to God, not just in doctrine or issues but also in our daily lives.

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  1. 1. Abijah’s Loyalty 2 Chronicles 13.1-22; 1 Kings 15.1-4
  2. 2. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction” Romans 15.4; CB NT p. 285
  3. 3. y of the Kings re approximate) Nadab Elah Tibni Ahab Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omri Kingdom of Israel David Solomon United Kingdom Divided Kingdom Kingdom of Judah ping Rehoboam Asa Jehoram ncies Abijah Jehoshaphat
  4. 4. Divided Kingdom ARAM CIA Tyre Dan nology of theof Israel Kingdom Kings ENI W dates Kingdom of Judah are approximate) PHO c. 925 B.C. Nadab Elah Tibni Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omr Dor Megiddo Ramoth-gilead Kingdom of Israel Saul David SolomonS R A E L I Great Sea Samaria United Kingdom (Mediterranean) Divided Kingdom Joppa Shiloh AMMON Jordan Bethel River Gezer Kingdom of Judah Ashdod Jerusalem s Bethlehem e Ashkelon tin J U D A H Salt ilis Gaza Hebron Sea Ph En-gedi Scale of Hormah MOAB Rehoboam Asa 0 Jeh Overlapping c 1999 MANNA co-regencies
  5. 5. “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem” (NKJV, 1 Kings 12.28, CB OT p. 545)
  6. 6. “Behold your gods” (1 Kings 12.28, CB OT p. 545)
  7. 7. Divided Kingdom ARAM CIA Tyre Dan nology of theof Israel Kingdom Kings ENI W dates Kingdom of Judah are approximate) PHO c. 925 B.C. Nadab Elah Tibni Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omr Dor Megiddo Ramoth-gilead Kingdom of Israel Saul David SolomonS R A E L I Great Sea Samaria United Kingdom (Mediterranean) Divided Kingdom Joppa Shiloh AMMON Jordan Bethel River Gezer Kingdom of Judah Ashdod Jerusalem s “He set Gaza inHebronD A H and the other one JBethel, Bethlehem e Ashkelon tin U Salt ilis Sea he put in Dan.” Ph En-gedi Scale of Rehoboam Hormah Asa MOAB 0 Jeh Overlapping c 1999 MANNA co-regencies (1 Kings 12.29, CB OT p. 545)
  8. 8. “He also made temples on high places” (1 Kings 12.31, CB OT p. 545)
  9. 9. “Appointed priests from all the people” (1 Kings 12.31, CB OT p. 545)
  10. 10. “devised in his own heart” (1 Kings 12.33, CB OT p. 545)
  11. 11. s Divided Kingdom ARAM CIA Tyre Dan nology of theof Israel Nadab Kingdom Kings Elah Tibni Ahab ENI W dates Kingdom of Judah are approximate) PHO Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omri c. 925 B.C. Nadab Elah Tibni Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omr d Solomon Dor Megiddo Ramoth-gilead ngdom Kingdom of Israel Divided Kingdom Saul David Solomon I S R A E L Great Sea Samaria Kingdom of United Kingdom (Mediterranean) JudahDivided Kingdom Joppa Shiloh AMMON Jordan Bethel River Gezer Kingdom of Judah Ashdod Jerusalem s Bethlehem e Ashkelon tin Rehoboam U D A Asa J H Salt Jehoram ilis Gaza Hebron Sea Ph En-gedi Jehoshaphat Abijah Scale of Hormah MOAB Rehoboam Asa 0 Jeh Overlapping 950 900 850 BC c 1999 MANNA co-regencies
  12. 12. s Divided Kingdom ARAM CIA Tyre Dan nology of theof Israel Nadab Kingdom Kings Elah Tibni Ahab ENI W dates Kingdom of Judah are approximate) PHO Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omri c. 925 B.C. Nadab Elah Tibni Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam Baasha Zimri Omr d Solomon Dor Megiddo Ramoth-gilead ngdom Kingdom of Israel Divided Kingdom Saul David Solomon I S R A E L Great Sea Samaria Kingdom of United Kingdom (Mediterranean) 800,000 JudahDivided Kingdom Joppa Shiloh AMMON Jordan Bethel River Gezer Kingdom of Judah Ashdod Jerusalem 400,000 s Bethlehem e Ashkelon tin Rehoboam U D A Asa J H Jehoram Salt ilis Gaza Hebron Sea Ph En-gedi Jehoshaphat Abijah Scale of Hormah MOAB Rehoboam Asa 0 Jeh Overlapping 950 900 850 BC c 1999 MANNA co-regencies
  13. 13. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 850 BC Chronology of the Kings (All dates are approximate) Nad Jeroboam Ki Saul David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  14. 14. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “Jehovah is our God, 850 BC and we have not Chronology of the Kings forsaken Him.” (All dates are approximate) Nad Jeroboam Ki Saul David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  15. 15. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “We 850 BC priests have Chronology of the Kings to ministering (All dates are approximate) Jehovah who are Nad sons of Aaron and Jeroboam Levites for their Ki Saul David Solomon service.” United Kingdom Di Ki
  16. 16. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “They offer to 850 BC Jehovah every Chronology of the Kings morning and every (All dates are approximate) Nad evening burnt Jeroboam offerings and incense Ki of sweetDavid Saul spices.”Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  17. 17. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “They... set out 850 BC the showbread Chronology of the Kings on the table of (All dates are approximate) Nad pure gold.” Jeroboam Ki Saul David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  18. 18. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “They... care for 850 BC the golden Chronology of the Kings lampstand that (All dates are approximate) Nad its lamps may Jeroboam burn every Ki Saul evening.” David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  19. 19. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “For we keep 850 BC Chronology of the Kings of the charge Jehovah our (All dates are approximate) Nad God, but you Jeroboam have forsaken Ki Saul Him.” David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  20. 20. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “God is with us 850 BC Chronology of the Kings and at our head, His priests with (All dates are approximate) Nad their battle Jeroboam trumpets to Ki sound the call toSolomon Saul David battle against United Kingdom Di you.” Ki
  21. 21. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 “O sons of 850 BC Chronology of thedo not Israel, Kings fight against (All dates are approximate) Nad Jehovah, the God Jeroboam of your fathers, Ki for you cannot Solomon Saul David succeed.” United Kingdom Di Ki
  22. 22. Rehoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 850 BC Chronology of the Kings (All dates are approximate) Nad Jeroboam Ki Saul David Solomon United Kingdom Di Ki
  23. 23. hoboam Asa Jehoram Abijah Jehoshaphat 900 850 BC
  24. 24. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull and 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  25. 25. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull and 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  26. 26. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull or 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  27. 27. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull or 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  28. 28. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull or 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  29. 29. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull and 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  30. 30. Judah Israel RIGHT GOD: FALSE GODS: Jehovah Golden Calves (Deuteronomy 5.7) (???) RIGHT PRIESTS WRONG PRIESTS Sons of Aaron & Levites Anyone with a young (Numbers 3) bull and 7 rams (???) RIGHT WORSHIP FALSE WORSHIP Sacrifices & Incense Shrines in high places (Exodus 29.38-39) (???) Showbread on table Bethel and Dan (Ex. 25.30; Lev. 24.5-9) (???) Candlestick burning Feast on 15th day of 8th Ex. 27.20-21; Lev. 24.2-3 month (???) We keep the charge But you have of Jehovah our God forsaken Him
  31. 31. “And he walked in all Rehoboam Asa the sins that his father did before Abijah Jehos him...” 950 900
  32. 32. “...and his heart was Rehoboam Asa not wholly true to Jehovah his God, as Abijah Jehos the heart of David his 950 father.” 900
  33. 33. mate) m Asa Jehoram Na Abijah “For we keep Jeroboam Jehoshaphat the charge of 900 Jehovah our 850 BC God, but you Ki David Solomon have forsaken Him.” ed Kingdom D
  34. 34. Sin Rehoboam Asa Idolatry Abijah Jehos 950 Heart not wholly 900 true to Jehovah
  35. 35. “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” 2 Corinthians 13.5; CB NT p. 326
  36. 36. Knew Truth Rehoboam Asa Je Taught Truth Abijah Jehoshapha 900
  37. 37. Knew Truth Sin Rehoboam Asa Je Taught Truth Idolatry Abijah Jehoshapha Heart not 900 wholly true to Jehovah
  38. 38. “so practice and observe whatever they tell you— but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice.” Matthew 23.3; CB NT p. 45
  39. 39. “But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9.27; CB NT p. 300
  40. 40. Kingdom of Judah Rehoboam Asa Je Abijah Jehoshapha 900
  41. 41. Kingdom of Judah Rehoboam Asa Je Abijah Jehoshapha 900
  42. 42. Will today be the day you return to fellowship with God?
  43. 43. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at: www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  44. 44. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Jeroboam and Idol: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ commons/5/54/Jeroboam%27s_Idolatry_%28Bible_card%29.jpg Sword and Bible: iStock_000006458439 Maps and Charts by Manna Bible Maps Photo of Ephriam hills: Manna Bible Maps Bible: iStock_000001271272
  45. 45. Compiled and Presented by: Fellowship with Man Dave Stewart 12 September, 2010 #03 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Abijah’s Loyalty (2 Chronicles 13; 1 Kings 15.1-4) Synopsis: Abijah confronts Jerobaam’s rebellion against God, but fails to make sure his own life is right before God. He reminds us that we must be completely loyal to God, not just in doctrine or issues but also in our daily lives. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”
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