This Sunday, the Lord laid on my heart to do a different message before we return to our series in the gospel of John. Our text is 1 Kings 12:1-20. In this text of scripture, we have a sad story where people fail to obey the Lord, but where God shows them, and us that He is still in control. In spite of the blessings given and promised if they just obey the Lord; God would bless even in His judgments. Sinful decisions by Solomon, Rehoboam, and Jeroboam all lead to a path of no return. Is God still in control? Things are not going the way we think they should – is God still in control? Of course!