The Decline– part 6: Manesseh

Daily Devotions

What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the sixth and final part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at the last kings of the southern kingdom of Judah. How can the Christian defend themselves from a spiritual decline like that of Manesseh and his successors?

The Decline– part 4: Elijah

Daily Devotions

What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the fourth part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at the role of the prophets. Their messages were powerful, urgent and important. And they were ignored. How can the Christian defend themselves from the spiritual decline that begins with ignoring God’s word?

The Decline– part 3: Jeroboam

Daily Devotionals

What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the third part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at King Jeroboam. What can we learn from his mistakes? How can the Christian defend themselves from the spiritual decline that begins with a hunger for power?

The Decline– part 1: Solomon

Daily Devotionals

This week’s series of devotions looks at the decline of God’s people from the Monarchy to the Exile. In the first of this series, Stuart Holman considers the causes of Solomon’s decline in 1 Kings 11 and asks how we can protect ourselves from a similar kind of spiritual decline. Our response must be an uncompromisingly honest examination of our hearts before God, independent of our culture’s voices, ready to avail ourselves of God’s grace in Jesus for a fresh start.