HEZEKIAH- LEAVING A LEGACY

SESSION ONE

Read 2 Chronicles 29

 

What can you learn about the character of Hezekiah from his actions recorded in this chapter? 

 

Read 1 Corinthians 10:6 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 

 

What might we learn from the example of King Hezekiah?

 

 

Why were the temple doors closed?

 

What is the significance of his statement that their fathers had ‘turned their backs’ in verse 6?

 

 

Do you have examples from your own life where you have ‘turned your back’ on the Lord and how has He brought you back to Himself?

 

 

What were the steps to spiritual renewal that Hezekiah instituted in this chapter?

 

What was the result in the nation?

 

 

How might we as individual members of the Body of Christ imitate those steps and then encourage others to do the same?

 

What would be the result in the church?

SESSION TWO

 

 

Read 2 Chronicles 30

 

 

Why did the King and the priests decide to celebrate Passover in the second month?

 

On what basis can they do this?

 

Who does Hezekiah invite?

 

What is the response?

 

How long do the feasts continue?

 

What do you earn about God in this chapter?

 

 

Why were the priests and Levites ‘ashamed of themselves’?

 

Read 1 Peter 1:13-16

 

All believers are priests. If the Lord were to send revival to the church in our day, would you be ashamed as people flock through the doors?

 

What areas of your life do you think the Lord might be ‘putting His finger on’? 

 

Will you determine to consecrate yourself to Him?

Session Three

 

 

Read 2 Chronicles 32:1-23 and 2 Kings 18-19

 

 

Describe in your own words the threat to the nation of Israel and the way that Hezekiah responded to it.

 

    Be specific and if necessary take each paragraph separately. 

 

Do you think it strange that a king like Hezekiah - one who turned the people back to God - should be under attack?

 

Read 2 Timothy 3

 

What are the similarities between Paul and Hezekiah?

 

Why do you think God allows persecution in the lives of those believers who seek to serve the Lord?

 

 

How would you explain this to a new believer?

 

How would you counsel them? (Again be specific)

 

 

Can you think of a time in your own life when you experienced persecution? Did it ‘coincide’ with a time when you were ‘on fire for the Lord’?

 

Consider coming next week and sharing something of your experience.

Session Four

 

 

Read 2 Kings 20:1-11; 2 Chron. 32:24–33; 2 Chronicles 33:11-19 and Isaiah 38:1-22

 

Describe in your own words the events of these Scriptures - ask the who, what, where, why questions.

 

How old was Hezekiah when he became sick?

 

What did he ask of the Lord? 

 

Why do you think he asked?

 

Read Prov 3:2; 9:11; 10:27; 2 Kgs 21:1.

 

How did God answer?

 

What were the results of God answering Hezekiah’s request for healing?

 

Read again 2 Chron. 33:11–19. 

 

 

How might we apply some of the principles we see in these accounts to our own lives?

 

Session Five

 

 

Psalm 85:6; Habakkuk 3:2; Psalm 80:18; Is. 57:15

All of the Scriptures above are asking God for revival - what do the actions of    King Hezekiah show us about how God brings this about? (Be specific)

 

Read Is. 46:10; Daniel 4:35; Jeremiah 29:12-13

Read 2 Tim. 4:8; Psalm 42:1-2

How might the lives of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel guide us into playing our part to bring revival?

 

What are the steps found in Scripture that lead us into a life of honouring God?

Do you believe that the Lord might bring a great revival to the church through the prayers of His people?

 

Will you take the steps and begin to pray?