Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church
Evangelical Free /Church in Grand Rapids, MN
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2023
GREFC serves as a host site in our community for Women’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). BSF is a 9-month weekly Bible study with a video teaching segment, small group discussion and weekly reading and assignments.
To register for this study: click on this link to BSF’s external website, then click on “Find a Group” and follow the prompts.
Learn more about this year’s study:
Good and evil kings. Passionate prophets. Prophecies that shape our modern age.
The Old Testament is full of theologically rich books that both recount and shape history. They also set the stage for the long-awaited Messiah, containing more than 300 prophecies covering His birth, life, death, and resurrection.
People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided will unpack a fascinating period in Israel’s history across 15 books, from its split into two nations, through dozens of kings and prophets and ultimately to the heartbreaking exile into Babylon.
Jesus loved the Old Testament. And you will too.
Explore 15 of the books Jesus deeply loved in community, discussing questions around the goodness of God amidst calamity, mercy, ultimate allegiance, judgment, and salvation. Join others in finding answers and how they apply to modern life.
After Solomon’s failures, God’s chosen nation divided into two separate kingdoms: Israel and Judah. A long list of mostly evil kings led both kingdoms away from God and deeply into idolatry. With persistent patience, God sent prophet after prophet to faithfully warn His people of coming judgment and call them to repentance.
Brief moments of revival offered interludes of hope. In the end, both nations rejected God and promised judgment came. First, Israel fell to Assyria and then Judah to Babylon. The people were exiled in foreign lands. This dark period in Israel’s history did not end without hope. In His mercy, God’s voice was not silenced. By His sovereign grace, God preserved the lineage of David and the promised Messiah and a remnant of faithful people. God’s purposes cannot be thwarted by rejection or rebellion.
Here’s how People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided unfolds: