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09 Jun 2019
2 Kings 11-12
Andrew Sach

The House in the House

2 Kings 11-12

 

INTRODUCTION: The three types

of superhero

 

Elijah and Elisha were prophets in Israel

 

Meanwhile in Judah...

Jehoiada (married to Jehosheba) is a priest

Joash/Jehoash is a king in the line of David

 

 

 

 

Act 1: The house of David is rescued

Granny (“Queen”) Athaliah wants to kill her grandson, because he is the rightful heir to the throne

 

Auntie Jeshosheba hides her nephew to keep him from harm

 

 

 

Uncle Jehoiada orchestrates a brilliant plan to preserve the royal line. He...

hides Joash in the temple

gets him safely crowned

hands him some bible-reading notes

executes the godless Athaliah

makes a covenant that the people should be God’s people

oversees the destruction of Baal-worship

has the king enthroned

brings about a ‘quiet’ city

 

 

 

And so the house of David is rescued

 

 

 

 

 

Act 2: The house of the LORD is (sort of) restored

Money is collected to repair the temple but no progress is made

King Joram tells them to get a move on

Jehoiada the priest introduces donation boxes and two people counting the collection. More money is raised and work begins

And so the house of the LORD is restored (sort of)

 

 

 

 

Summary

There is more hope in Judah because of the house of David

There is more hope in Judah because of the house of the LORD

There is a rescued house of David and a restored house of the LORD because of faithful Jehoiada!

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION

1) Be a Jehoiada (or a husband and wife Jehoiada and Jehosheba team)

 

2) Give thanks to God for one who later filled Jehoiada’s shoes (and Joram’s shoes, and Elisha’s shoes)

 

 

 

 

 

COFFEE QUESTION

 

How thankful are you that God has protected his true king despite violent opposition?

 

How thankful are you that God has restored true worship despite our sin?

 

How are you inspired by Jehoiada and Jehosheba, whom God used to do this?