‘The King’s mixture of good and bad’ (1 Kings 3:1-15)

There is often something contradictory in all of us – and this certainly was the case with King Solomon. The text of 1 Kings 3:1-15 records both good and bad aspects of Solomon in his early days as king. The bad was seen in the seeds that he sowed that would later produce some ungodly fruit. The good was seen in that ‘he loved the Lord’ and that God bestowed upon him super-abundant grace, even an open cheque to ‘ask for whatever he wanted’. It’s good to remember that Jesus also had the ear of His Father. He could have asked to be rescued from the hands of evil men. But He chose to stay the course. There was no mixture of good and bad in Him.



00:00 Welcome
Song: O for a Thousand Tongues
00:19 Introduction
00:35 Prayer
Song: Jesus Paid It All
06:53 Bible reading: 1 Kings 3:1-15
Song: Behold our God
09:46 Bible reading: Matthew 5:17-30
Song: Meekness and Majesty
Sermon: 1 Kings 3:1-15
Song: May the Mind
12:08 Closing


• The contradictory person of Solomon
• Encouraging for us!
• Seeds have a habit of growing…
• Note from the text…
1.Bad seeds that grew into bad fruit (v.1-3)

  1. Good seeds that grew into good fruit (v.4-15)

The church – a ‘mixed bag’
That question – put to Jesus!