Past Sermons

Life-Changing Teaching

Mountainview is committed to providing life-changing teaching that is drawn from the Bible. We believe that practical teaching is one of the keys to developing spiritual maturity.

The King’s Tree

Building off the June series on the life of David, this series will continue to look at Old Testament characters from the family tree of David. Many of these characters will be unfamiliar to a modern audience. We will use one story per character.

July 7 – Asking for Wisdom: Solomon

Passage: 2 Chronicles 1; 1 Kings 3:16-28

While Solomon is known for many things – being the son of David and Bathsheba, having many wives, and being very wealthy – it was his request for wisdom that most impressed God. He asked for wisdom in order to be a better leader of God’s people – not for personal gain or self-promotion. The 1 Kings 3 story about the two ladies fighting over one baby is a vivid picture of Solomon’s wisdom. As Christians, we have a God who still gives wisdom to those who ask (James 1:5).

July 14 – Acting on Bad Advice: Rehoboam

Passage: 1 Kings 12:1-24

Rehoboam is Solomon’s son, David’s grandson. He takes over as king of Israel after a very difficult ending to Solomon’s reign (1 Kings 11). When Jeroboam, a former adversary of Solomon, approached Rehoboam about making peace, Rehoboam rejected the advice of his elders (“But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.” — 1 Kings 12:8). Instead, he listened to the wrong advice and it led to division and rebellion. Israel and Judah divided because Rehoboam ultimately kept company with friends who steered him in the wrong direction.

July 21 – Set Your Heart on Seeking God: Jehoshaphat

Passage: 2 Chronicles 19

Jehoshaphat is credited with returning the people back to worshiping God. His father, King Asa, was also a godly king for most of his reign. When Jehoshaphat took over, he was 35 years-old. 2 Chronicles 19 is an example of Jehoshaphat’s humility. He had created an alliance with King Ahab of Israel, Jezebel’s husband. He went out with Ahab in battle, and was rebuked by Jehu the son of Hanani. 2 Chronicles 19 shows his repentance and restoration.

July 28 – Do Not be Afraid of What You’ve Heard: Hezekiah

Passage: 2 Kings 18-19

Several times during Hezekiah’s reign, he faces a challenge from several different enemies. These enemies boast of their stronger abilities and capabilities and try to intimidate Hezekiah into compromising with them. Rather than give in to fear, he turns to the Lord. God hears his prayer (2 Kings 19:20) and brings victory to Hezekiah.