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Elijah

Part Two: Lessons in the Desert; Defeating Discouragement—1 Kings 19

In our first lesson we studied the contest between Elijah and the worshippers of Baal, and witnessed one of the crowning moments of his life. After he has embarrassed and defeated the prophets of Baal in spectacular fashion, he orders them all slaughtered. He then tells Ahab he hears approaching rain, and tells him to go get something to eat. Miraculously, God produces a heavy rainstorm out of a previously clear sky, and Elijah outran Ahab's chariot to Jezreel.

Read more: Part Two: Lessons in the Desert; Defeating Discouragement—1 Kings 19

 

Part One: Lessons on the Mountain; Defeating Doublemindedness—1 Kings 18

Imagine with me a group of people in a small town, who desperately want to succeed in their vocations and the way they provide for their families. These people have grown up in church, but it's unclear whether they have had a genuine relationship with God. Christianity seemed to work for them when they were children (when families were poor), but they haven't translated their Christian background into their everyday working world as young adults.

 

Read more: Part One: Lessons on the Mountain; Defeating Doublemindedness—1 Kings 18