The Story – Old Testament: The Prophets
In an effort to get an overview of how the Bible works, it is helpful to look at the bigger pieces of Scripture (Creation, Fall, Flood, Nations, Abraham, etc.). As we started this year looking at the larger portions of the book of Genesis, we now turn our sites to running through the remainder of the Old Testament leading up to the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This week we talked about one of the most interesting characters in the Old Testament: Elijah. God worked powerfully through the prophetic ministry of Elijah during the reign of King Ahab. Even though Elijah saw God move in mighty ways, Elijah still struggled with his own weakness and doubt. In the midst of some of Elijah’s darkest days, God met him on Mt. Sinai and reminded him that he was not alone and that God was with him. He also pushed Elijah to “go back to work” in his ministry. Not only can we find comfort in Elijah’s doubt (in spite of God’s mighty power working through him), but we can also take away the larger truth that God desires to be with us – He wants to relate to and with us – even in our pain. What do you need to do this week out of obedience to His call?
If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you.