Theme: The Kingdom Divided
Readings: 1 Kings 12:1-17; Mark 10:42-45
Sermon: Pr. Debbie McAllister - The Church and Politics
The generations continue to come and go, as pages in a flipbook. We have heard of David and his son Solomon. The names after Solomon begin to slide out of focus, as do the rulers’ relationships with their God. Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, comes to power amid a time of division. Even as his reign begins, he faces a choice of whose advice to heed, and how he should rule.
Elim's weekly worship services focus on the Narrative Lectionary, which follows the sweep of the biblical story arranged in a narrative sequence to help us see Scripture as a story that has coherence and a dynamic movement. The arc of Elim's Biblical teachings are rooted in this understanding of scripture.