July 21, 2018
This week is part one on our study on Elijah.
Read 1 Kings 17:1-24.
Discuss the following…
In a nation that was required by law to care for its prophets, it is ironic that God turned to ravens (unclean birds) and a widow (a foreigner from Jezebel’s home territory) to care for Elijah. God has help where we least expect it. He provides for us in ways that go beyond our narrow definitions or expectations. No matter how bitter our trials or how seemingly hopeless our situation we should always look for God’s caring touch. We may find His providence in some strange places.” #
3. Mount Carmel
Read 1 Kings 18:1-40.
What are the main points you glean from this passage about:
Consider Elijah’s authority and confidence though feeling he was the only one there who was zealous for God, as he …
Where did Elijah’s authority and confidence come from and how are they developed?
Imagine being in the crowd, experiencing everything that happened (1 Kings 18:20-39) and hearing the response of the people of Israel in 1 Kings 18:39. How do you think you would have responded?
Have you had a ‘Mount Carmel’ experience seeing God powerfully at work where your overwhelming response has been “The Lord-He is God! Yes the Lord is God?” If so how has this changed your faith in and walk with God? Share with your group.
Imagine the spiritual and emotional high Elijah would have experienced. In part two of our study on Elijah we look at Elijah’s vulnerability resulting from his ‘high’ and God’s way of helping him work through the resulting rollercoaster ‘low’ that followed in the next few weeks.
# taken from ‘Life Application Study Bible’