Free online resources based on the Biblical story of Jehoshaphat. His story can be found in the Bible in the books of 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles. Scroll down for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for his story.
Then they returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, full of joy that the Lord had given them victory over their enemies. They marched into Jerusalem to the music of harps, lyres, and trumpets and proceeded to the Temple of the Lord. When the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side. — 2 Chronicles 20:27-30 <NLT>
King Jehoshaphat was one of the few “good” kings in Judah, the southern kingdom after Israel split in two. He challenged his people to rid the country of all their idols and put there focus back on the one true God. Judah thrived under his leadership and was even miraculously delivered by God when three large armies invaded.
One of the key lessons to be learned from Jehoshaphat is the reassurance that “…the battle is not ours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15) Once you learn that God has already fought the battle and won the victory, you can enjoy an even better peace and prosperity than Jehoshaphat, and live your life as more than a conqueror in Christ!
He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. … You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’” — 2 Chronicles 20:15 & 17 <NIV>
Read Jehoshaphat’s story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
1 Kings 22:1-40 – 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 – Jehoshaphat’s alliance with King Ahab against the Arameans.
2 Chronicles 17:1-19 – God’s Blessing at work during Jehoshaphat’s reign.
2 Chronicles 19:1-11 – Jehoshaphat encourages the people to return to God.
2 Chronicles 20:1-30 – The war with Ammon, Edom and Moab.
2 Chronicles 20:31-37 – Summary of Jehoshaphat’s reign.
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about Jehoshaphat.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Jehoshaphat
King Jehoshaphat – The story of the three invading armies written for both preschool and older children. Includes activities and a song.
Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat – Praise Works! – A short Bible paraphrase covering the defeat of the three invading armies during King Jehoshaphat’s reign. Includes a faith-building exercise and discussion points.
The First Four Kings of Judah – A short summary of the events from 2 Chronicles 11 to 20.
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Jehoshaphat
Jehoshaphat: A Good Man Who Tried To Fellowship With Darkness – An Outline for a children’s lesson on Jehoshaphat.
Additional Children’s Resources & Links on Jehoshaphat
Other Old Testament Kings – A few more links to materials on Jehoshaphat
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Jehoshaphat
When You Trust God, There Is No Need To Fear – Sermon outline on Jehoshaphat’s victory over the three armies as found in 2 Chronicles 20
The Fast of Jehoshaphat – A sermon by Dr. Neil Chadwick
Is There Not a Prophet of the Lord? – Based on 1 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 18 – A sermon by James R Coggins
Jehoshaphat Defeats the Porn Kings – A sermon by Lambert Dolphin which compares modern idolatry with the pagan practices during the reign of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat – Worldliness – A lengthy discussion about the life of Jehoshaphat by C.H. Mackintosh
The Prayer of Jehoshaphat – 2 Chronicles 20:5-13 Sermon by the Reverend Bryn MacPhail
Jehoshaphat – Information on Jehoshaphat from The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Battle Belongs to the Lord – Overcoming life’s struggles through worship by Joyce Meyer – A 3-part excerpt based on Jehoshaphat’s victory
Jehoshaphat – A secular look at Jehoshaphat’s reign
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