Series: Days of Elijah
What kind of people are we?
Do we live by faith, or are we ruled by fear?
We look today at faith during famine, in the days of Elijah.
Children don't get to choose when or where they are born.
And we, the people of God, do not get to choose the era or generation into which we are called to serve.
But we do have a choice:
We can choose to obey God's call and reach out to our own generation.
We can choose to live by faith, rather than being ruled by fear.
(You may like to read 1 Kings 16:29 - 17:24 before you listen to this, to get an overview of the whole event.)
We continue looking at the life and days of Elijah.
In today's message there is a huge confrontation.
But it is not between the people of God and some foreign oppressor.
It is a battle within the people of God:
A battle for hearts and minds.
(You may like to read 1 Kings 18 before you listen to this, to get an overview of the whole event.)
Elijah had experienced the power of God.
He had defeated the prophets of Baal.
But now he is exhausted.
And he needs support.
Many of us have leadership roles in the Church today.
Exhaustion can strike any of us: children's leaders, small group leaders, pastors, elders, deacons, catering team etc.
We need the bread, water and rest that Jesus offers us.
And we need to support each other too.
Would you like to be famous?
Would you like to be well known?
Would you like to have a reputation?
What would you like to be known for?
Today we meet King Ahab.
The Bible states that there was never anyone like Ahab.
What was he famous for?
The ups and down continue for the people of God.
In this message, we see Elijah handing over to Elisha:
But it does not get any easier.
The battle continues:
The battle for hearts and minds.