1 Kings 13:1 – 34, Galatians 1:1 – 24
1 Kings 13:1–3 (NKJV)
1 And behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2 Then he cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord, and said, “O altar, altar! Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men’s bones shall be burned on you.’ ” 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, “This is the sign which the Lord has spoken: Surely the altar shall split apart, and the ashes on it shall be poured out.”
I A sad story of a man of God who was deceived and compromised.
II The double rail approach and the 3 footed stool to Bible reading
- The historical – redemptive approach
- The topical, theological approach
- Personal application and appropriation