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The Word This Week
"Which do you want first, the good news, or the bad news?" This question is used as a buffer for the person sharing news as mach as it is for the person about to hear it. No one likes receiving bad news, but I'd wager that most decent people like delivering bad news even less. As we continue to explore the work of the prophets in the book of 1 Kings, we will see that the prophets are often given the unpleasant job of bringing bad news. Bad news, however, often serves as a warning and a call to action in order to stave off even worse news from coming about. In 1 Kings 11-12 we will see a number of prophets deliver this sort of news and we will consider how those they shared it with responded and what we might need to respond to in our time as well.