The Death of the Man of God1 Kings 13; Chinese Bible, Old Testament, p. 545-546
And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the wordof Jehovah to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by thealtar to make offe...
(1 Kings 13:2, CB OT p. 545)“O altar, altar,thus says Jehovah: ‘Behold, ason shall be born to the house of David,Josiah by...
“This is the signthat Jehovah has spoken:‘Behold, the altar shall be torn down, andthe ashes that are on it shall bepoured...
(1 Kings 13:4, CB OT p. 545)“Seize him”
(1 Kings 13:6, CB OT p. 545)“Entreat nowthe favor of Jehovah your God, andpray for me, that my hand may berestored to me.”
(1 Kings 13:6, CB OT p. 545)“Entreat nowthe favor of Jehovah your God, andpray for me, that my hand may berestored to me.”
(1 Kings 13:7, CB OT p. 545-546)“Come home withme, and refresh yourself, and I willgive you a reward.”
(1 Kings 13:8-9, CB OT p. 546)“Come home withme, and refresh yourself, and I willgive you a reward.”“If you give me half y...
(1 Kings 13:10, CB OT p. 546)So he went another way and did not return by theway that he came to Bethel.
“Are you the man of God whocame from Judah?”“I am.”(1 Kings 13:14, CB OT p. 546)
“Come home with meand eat bread.”(1 Kings 13:15, CB OT p. 546)
“I may notreturn with you, or go in withyou, neither will I eat bread nor drinkwater with you in this place, for it wassai...
“I also am aprophet as you are, and an angel spoketo me by the word of Jehovah, saying,‘Bring him back with you into your ...
(1 Kings 13:19, CB OT p. 546)So he went back with him and ate bread in hishouse and drank water.
“Thus says Jehovah,‘Because you have disobeyed theword of Jehovah and have not kept thecommand that Jehovah your Godcomman...
(1 Kings 13:24, CB OT p. 546)x[19] So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water.And as he went away...
“Thus says Jehovah,‘Because you have disobeyed theword of Jehovah and have not kept thecommand that Jehovah your Godcomman...
Why Do We Disobey God?
And Jesus came and said to them,“All authority in heaven and onearth has been given to me.(Matthew 28:18, CB NT p. 60)
Rebellion
RebellionHe went up to the altar thathe had made in Bethel on thefifteenth day in the eighthmonth, in the month that hehad...
Reward
RewardAnd the king said to the manof God, “Come home with me,and refresh yourself, and Iwill give you a reward.”(1 Kings 1...
RewardThey have followed the wayof Balaam, the son of Beor,who loved gain fromwrongdoing(2 Peter 2:15, CB NT p. 416)
But the serpent said to thewoman, “You will not surelydie. For God knows that whenyou eat of it your eyes will beopened, a...
RewardSo when the woman saw thatthe tree was good for food,and that it was a delight tothe eyes, and that the treewas to b...
Reward“Thus, when you give to theneedy, sound no trumpet beforeyou, as the hypocrites do in thesynagogues and in the stree...
Deceived
DeceivedAnd he said to him, “I alsoam a prophet as you are, andan angel spoke to me by theword of Jehovah, saying,‘Bring h...
But even if we or an angel from heaven shouldpreach to you a gospel contrary to the one wepreached to you, let him be accu...
DeceivedNow go and strike Amalek anddevote to destruction all thatthey have. Do not sparethem, but kill both man andwoman,...
But Saul and the peoplespared Agag and the best ofthe sheep and of the oxenand of the fattened calvesand the lambs, and al...
And Samuel came to Saul, andSaul said to him, “Blessed beyou to Jehovah. I haveperformed the commandmentof Jehovah.”(1 Sam...
And Saul said to Samuel, “Ihave obeyed the voice ofJehovah. I have gone on themission on which Jehovah sentme. I have brou...
But the people took of thespoil, sheep and oxen, thebest of the things devoted todestruction, to sacrifice toJehovah your ...
And Samuel said, “Has Jehovah as great delight inburnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying thevoice of Jehovah? Behold...
Why Do We Disobey God?
Why Do We Disobey God?Rebellion
Why Do We Disobey God?RewardRebellionGreedDiscontentFame
DeceivedWhy Do We Disobey God?RewardRebellionFalse AuthoritiesSelf-deceit
Rebellion Reward DeceivedWhy Do We Disobey God?
Will today be the dayyou decideto go toheaven?
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Cloud: Cres...
Understanding the Will of God#03The Death of the Man of God1 Kings 13Compiled and Presented by:Dave Stewart5 May, 2013www....
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In this powerful incident, you will learn three common reasons why men choose to disobey God: rebellion, reward, and being deceived. The consequences are the same (death), so we must learn to respect God’s word and choose to obey it completely.

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  1. 1. The Death of the Man of God1 Kings 13; Chinese Bible, Old Testament, p. 545-546
  2. 2. And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the wordof Jehovah to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by thealtar to make offerings.(1 Kings 13.1)
  3. 3. (1 Kings 13:2, CB OT p. 545)“O altar, altar,thus says Jehovah: ‘Behold, ason shall be born to the house of David,Josiah by name, and he shall sacrifice onyou the priests of the high places whomake offerings on you, and humanbones shall be burned on you.’”
  4. 4. “This is the signthat Jehovah has spoken:‘Behold, the altar shall be torn down, andthe ashes that are on it shall bepoured out.’”(1 Kings 13:3, CB OT p. 545)
  5. 5. (1 Kings 13:4, CB OT p. 545)“Seize him”
  6. 6. (1 Kings 13:6, CB OT p. 545)“Entreat nowthe favor of Jehovah your God, andpray for me, that my hand may berestored to me.”
  7. 7. (1 Kings 13:6, CB OT p. 545)“Entreat nowthe favor of Jehovah your God, andpray for me, that my hand may berestored to me.”
  8. 8. (1 Kings 13:7, CB OT p. 545-546)“Come home withme, and refresh yourself, and I willgive you a reward.”
  9. 9. (1 Kings 13:8-9, CB OT p. 546)“Come home withme, and refresh yourself, and I willgive you a reward.”“If you give me half your house, I willnot go in with you. And I will not eatbread or drink water in this place, forso was it commanded me by the wordof Jehovah, saying, ‘You shall neithereat bread nor drink water nor returnby the way that you came.’”
  10. 10. (1 Kings 13:10, CB OT p. 546)So he went another way and did not return by theway that he came to Bethel.
  11. 11. “Are you the man of God whocame from Judah?”“I am.”(1 Kings 13:14, CB OT p. 546)
  12. 12. “Come home with meand eat bread.”(1 Kings 13:15, CB OT p. 546)
  13. 13. “I may notreturn with you, or go in withyou, neither will I eat bread nor drinkwater with you in this place, for it wassaid to me by the word of Jehovah, ‘Youshall neither eat bread nor drink waterthere, nor return by the waythat you came.’”(1 Kings 13:16-17, CB OT p. 546)
  14. 14. “I also am aprophet as you are, and an angel spoketo me by the word of Jehovah, saying,‘Bring him back with you into your housethat he may eat breadand drink water.’” (1 Kings 13:18, CB OT p. 546)
  15. 15. (1 Kings 13:19, CB OT p. 546)So he went back with him and ate bread in hishouse and drank water.
  16. 16. “Thus says Jehovah,‘Because you have disobeyed theword of Jehovah and have not kept thecommand that Jehovah your Godcommanded you, but have come back andhave eaten bread and drunk water in theplace of which he said to you, “Eat nobread and drink no water,” your bodyshall not come to the tomb ofyour fathers.’”(1 Kings 13:21-22, CB OT p. 546)
  17. 17. (1 Kings 13:24, CB OT p. 546)x[19] So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water.And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him.And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stoodbeside it; the lion also stood beside the body.
  18. 18. “Thus says Jehovah,‘Because you have disobeyed theword of Jehovah and have not kept thecommand that Jehovah your Godcommanded you, but have come back andhave eaten bread and drunk water in theplace of which he said to you, “Eat nobread and drink no water,” your bodyshall not come to the tomb ofyour fathers.’”(1 Kings 13:21-22, CB OT p. 546)
  19. 19. Why Do We Disobey God?
  20. 20. And Jesus came and said to them,“All authority in heaven and onearth has been given to me.(Matthew 28:18, CB NT p. 60)
  21. 21. Rebellion
  22. 22. RebellionHe went up to the altar thathe had made in Bethel on thefifteenth day in the eighthmonth, in the month that hehad devised from his ownheart.(1 Kings 12:33, CB OT p. 545)
  23. 23. Reward
  24. 24. RewardAnd the king said to the manof God, “Come home with me,and refresh yourself, and Iwill give you a reward.”(1 Kings 13:7, CB OT p. 545-546)
  25. 25. RewardThey have followed the wayof Balaam, the son of Beor,who loved gain fromwrongdoing(2 Peter 2:15, CB NT p. 416)
  26. 26. But the serpent said to thewoman, “You will not surelydie. For God knows that whenyou eat of it your eyes will beopened, and you will be likeGod, knowing good and evil.”(Genesis 3:4, CB OT p. 4)Reward
  27. 27. RewardSo when the woman saw thatthe tree was good for food,and that it was a delight tothe eyes, and that the treewas to be desired to make onewise, she took of its fruit andate(Genesis 3:5-6, CB OT p. 4)
  28. 28. Reward“Thus, when you give to theneedy, sound no trumpet beforeyou, as the hypocrites do in thesynagogues and in the streets, thatthey may be praised by others. Truly,I say to you, they have received theirreward.(Matthew 6:2, CB NT p. 9)
  29. 29. Deceived
  30. 30. DeceivedAnd he said to him, “I alsoam a prophet as you are, andan angel spoke to me by theword of Jehovah, saying,‘Bring him back with you intoyour house that he may eatbread and drink water.’” Buthe lied to him.(1 Kings 13:18, CB OT p. 546)
  31. 31. But even if we or an angel from heaven shouldpreach to you a gospel contrary to the one wepreached to you, let him be accursed.(Galatians 1:8, CB NT p. 327)
  32. 32. DeceivedNow go and strike Amalek anddevote to destruction all thatthey have. Do not sparethem, but kill both man andwoman, child and infant, oxand sheep, camel anddonkey.’”(1 Samuel 15:3, CB OT p. 442)
  33. 33. But Saul and the peoplespared Agag and the best ofthe sheep and of the oxenand of the fattened calvesand the lambs, and all thatwas good, and would notutterly destroy them. All thatwas despised and worthlessthey devoted to destruction.(1 Samuel 15:9, CB OT p. 442)
  34. 34. And Samuel came to Saul, andSaul said to him, “Blessed beyou to Jehovah. I haveperformed the commandmentof Jehovah.”(1 Samuel 15:13, CB OT p. 442)Deceived
  35. 35. And Saul said to Samuel, “Ihave obeyed the voice ofJehovah. I have gone on themission on which Jehovah sentme. I have brought Agag theking of Amalek, and I havedevoted the Amalekites todestruction.”(1 Samuel 15:20, CB OT p. 443)Deceived
  36. 36. But the people took of thespoil, sheep and oxen, thebest of the things devoted todestruction, to sacrifice toJehovah your God in Gilgal.”(1 Samuel 15:21, CB OT p. 443)Deceived
  37. 37. And Samuel said, “Has Jehovah as great delight inburnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying thevoice of Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better thansacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. Forrebellion is as the sin of divination, andpresumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because youhave rejected the word of Jehovah, he has alsorejected you from being king.”(1 Samuel 15:22-23, CB OT p. 443)Deceived
  38. 38. Why Do We Disobey God?
  39. 39. Why Do We Disobey God?Rebellion
  40. 40. Why Do We Disobey God?RewardRebellionGreedDiscontentFame
  41. 41. DeceivedWhy Do We Disobey God?RewardRebellionFalse AuthoritiesSelf-deceit
  42. 42. Rebellion Reward DeceivedWhy Do We Disobey God?
  43. 43. Will today be the dayyou decideto go toheaven?
  44. 44. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Cloud: Crestock: 1922582-orgAltar: http://www.freeldsart.com/images/clipart/alter-two-c.gifOak: http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images/tree-clipart/tree-clipart-4.jpgTable: http://bestclipartblog.com/clipart-pics/table-clip-art-1.pngLion: http://animals.timduru.org/dirlist/lions/MammalsClipart-Lion.gifDonkey: http://freeclipartstore.com/Donkey%2007.gifGold Bars: Keynote ObjectsMegaphone: iStock_000002336740Magician: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Bill_Bixby_The_Magician_1973.JPGBible: iStock_000003726296Lion, Donkey, Man of God: http://www.workersforjesus.com/1kings13-15.htm
  45. 45. Understanding the Will of God#03The Death of the Man of God1 Kings 13Compiled and Presented by:Dave Stewart5 May, 2013www.churchofchristmiranda.comSynopsis: In this powerful incident, you will learn three common reasons why men choose to disobey God: rebellion, reward, and beingdeceived. The consequences are the same (death), so we must learn to respect God’s word and choose to obey it completely.“Let all that you do be done with love.”“Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by CrosswayBibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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