Hezekiah Sequence on Organizational Reform and Renewal
This is a look at a "good king", the son of a king with a mixed but mostly poor track record. Hezekiah becomes king in his 20s, and somewhat surprisingly turns out to be a great reformer. He begins by opening the temple that his father had closed, and under his reign the idolatry of the previous generation was reversed, and a revival broke out. What prepared Hezekiah for such moves? What made his reign a success? This is a story for anyone who is concerned with organizational renewal. Would you like to see change in your church or small group, your ministry or organization, your company or nation? Sit at the feet of Hezekiah and learn from his astounding successes, and his tragic mistakes. Download the entire series.
- 156. Geopolitics and Idolatry. Isaiah 7:1-9, 2 Kings 16:1-9, 2 Chronicles 28:22-25. King Ahaz keeps learning the wrong lessons as he rejects faith in Yahweh in favor of the local idols of the surrounding nations.
- 157. The Great Restoration. 2 Chronicles 29: 1-30, 36. King Hezekiah of Judah, son of wicked King Ahaz, reflects on his father’s poor choices and decides to do better. He works from the inside out and he focuses on first things first. Principles of National or Organizational Renewal.
- 158. The Great Passover. 2 Chronicles 30:1-27. King Hezekiah of Judah enlarges the circle of inclusion to welcome people from the Northern Kingdom, the former state of Israel and one-time enemy of Judah in the time of his father, King Ahaz. An extraordinary step toward healing the brokenness of the past.
- 159. God’s Commitment to his Name. 2 Kings 18:36-19:20, 32-37; Psalm 50:14-15. Highlights from the description of Hezekiah’s leadership and prayer during the crisis with Sennacherib at the gates of Jerusalem. He called out for God in a day of trouble, and God came through.
- 160. The Legacy of Success. 2 Kings 20:1-21:2. Hezekiah’s reign was largely good, and he exhibited both great leadership and great faith. Why does it seem like he didn’t end that well? A question of the leader’s legacy as seen in the organization left behind.