The United UNITED KINGDOM LOOK 052517Kingdom of Israel:
Foreshadowing the Reign of Christ the King

This 28-lesson Catholic Bible study examines the lives of Saul, David and Solomon to learn how their Old Testament reigns—especially the reign of David—point ahead to the kingdom of heaven.  Among the more compelling reasons to study the United Kingdom is that it serves  as a type of the kingdom established by Jesus Christ. An important characteristic of this Old Testament kingdom is seen in the name that we use to refer it. In the United Kingdom, the people of God are gathered into one nation. Unity is one of the four marks of the Church, and in the Nicene Creed each Sunday, we profess our Church to be “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.”

Written by Jennifer McGaw Phelps and Matthew Phelps, The United Kingdom of Israel: Foreshadowing the Reign of Christ the King provides a strong foundation and helpful historical background for serious study of other books of the Bible, including the Book of the Psalms. Click here or on the thumbnail to preview a sample lesson. This Catholic Bible study will be submitted for an imprimatur . The study will be available for purchase in July with delivery in late August.

Online study pages with supplemental commentary and links to video overviews of each lesson will begin to post in August.

Lesson 1 God’s People Ask for a King*
Lesson 2 Samuel Anoints Saul
Lesson 3 Saul Displeases the LORD
Lesson 4 God Regrets Making Saul King
Lesson 5 David Is Anointed by Samuel
Lesson 6 David & Jonathan
Lesson 7 The Priest Ahimelech Aids David’s Flight from Saul
Lesson 8 David Eludes Saul in the Wilderness
Lesson 9 David & Abigail; David Again Spares Saul’s Life
Lesson 10 Saul Consults a Medium at En-Dor
Lesson 11 The Deaths of Saul & Jonathan
Lesson 12 David Is Acclaimed King of Judah & King of Israel
Lesson 13 David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem
Lesson 14 God’s Promise to David
Lesson 15 David’s Sin; the Birth of Solomon
Lesson 16 Amnon, Tamar & Absalom
Lesson 17 Absalom Usurps the Throne
Lesson 18 Good & Bad Counsel
Lesson 19 David Mourns the Death of Absalom
Lesson 20 Dissension Between Israel & Judah
Lesson 21 The Sweet Psalmist of Israel
Lesson 22 David Sins by Numbering the People
Lesson 23 The Struggle for Succession
Lesson 24 The Wisdom of Solomon
Lesson 25 Solomon Builds the Temple
Lesson 26 Dedication of the Temple
Lesson 27 God Appears Again to Solomon
Lesson 28 The United Kingdom Dies with Solomon

*includes sample lesson