Fan or Follower Thoughts Part 1

Are you a true follower of Jesus Christ or just an admiring fan? Join me as I expound on some quotations from Not a Fan. Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman. Question 1: Have you made a decision for Jesus or have you committed to Jesus? The first question for youContinue reading “Fan or Follower Thoughts Part 1”

Elijah and Elisha Part 6

Final Part in the lives of Two Great Prophets! How do you view the events of your life? Are you observing life through the eyes of faith? Join me as we consider overwhelming difficulties in light of God’s presence. 2 Kings Chapter 6 gives us a unique view of how God works in history. ThereContinue reading “Elijah and Elisha Part 6”

The Servant’s Proper Relationship with God

What is our chief purpose in life? What is the ultimate meaning behind all that we should be and do with the finite years God graciously provides? Oswald Chambers gives us several things to consider in our relationship with God. Join me as I consider: usefulness or relationship, the Joy of Christ, and a lifeContinue reading “The Servant’s Proper Relationship with God”

The Testing of Our Faith: Elijah And Elisha

We exist in a world wherein our faith and relationship with God is tried and tested. Peter reminds us that we will surely face “fiery trials” in 1 Peter 1:3-9. Our “common sense” and self-reliance will distract us if we allow it. For example, when God leads us through His Word and Holy Spirit, weContinue reading “The Testing of Our Faith: Elijah And Elisha”

Walking with God During Our

Introduction It’s inevitable that during our journey of faith that we will face set backs, trials, disappointments. Perhaps you are facing a “storm” of difficulties in your family, relationships, career, or finances. We don’t know the reality of our faith until our faith is under “fire” being tested. Jesus made it clear to the disciplesContinue reading “Walking with God During Our”

Elijah Part 5

Text 1 Kings 19:1-18 Video Introduction: Context and Setting Elijah has just finished confronting the false prophets of baal and Asherah. God graciously intervenes in history and calls His people back to His worship. Ahab returns to Jezreel and reports the events to wicked Jezebel. Perhaps Jezebel was expecting to hear how the people hadContinue reading “Elijah Part 5”

Faith Like Elijah Part 4

Trusting God to Show Up Imagine facing off against a wicked, angry king and 450 false prophets! In today’s word of encouragement from Elijah, we shall examine how God draws His wayward people back to Himself through a miraculous display of His power. First, we need to be reminded that in any Biblical narrative, GodContinue reading “Faith Like Elijah Part 4”

Faith Like Elijah Part 3: Effective Prayer

Bible Passage: 1 Kings 17:17-24 Following God is no guarantee that seemingly “bad” things won’t happen. Let’s look at the widow’s situation in our passage for today. God was miraculously sustaining the widow, her son, and Elijah with daily provisions of grain and oil. While hosting God’s prophet, the son suddenly becomes ill and dies.Continue reading “Faith Like Elijah Part 3: Effective Prayer”

When your stream dries up

Intro Walking with God involves obedience and trust, when we obey and follow God, others are blessed too! Scriptural Passage 1 Kings 17:7-16 Has God ever led you to do something or go somewhere that didn’t seem to make sense to you or others? In today’s encouragement blog, we follow Elijah as he obeys GodContinue reading “When your stream dries up”

Faith Like Elijah Part 1

In part 1 of this article, join me as we explore the setting, appearance, and radical obedience of God’s faithful prophet Elijah as recorded in 1 Kings 17:1-7 Setting 1 Kings 16 Israel’s national power and influence is at it’s peak during the reign of King Omri. Numerous extra-biblical sources mention the power and wealthContinue reading “Faith Like Elijah Part 1”