Weekly Reading for February 21 – February 27
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Elijah or Elisha? Stories of Courageous Faith
Sermon Title: Speaking the Truth, Even When it Hurts
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on February 21, 2021:
- SUNDAY: 1 Kings 17, Matthew 17:1-13,
- MONDAY: 1 Kings 18, Mark 8:27-30,
- TUESDAY: 1 Kings 19 , Luke 9:18-20,
- WEDNESDAY: 1 Kings 20 , Luke 9:28-36,
- THURSDAY: 1 Kings 21, John 1:19-28,
- FRIDAY: 2 Kings 1, Romans 11:1-6,
- SATURDAY: 2 Kings 2, James 5:13-20,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Elijah or Elisha? Stories of Courageous Faith
Sermon Title: Walking Through the Highs and Lows of Life!
Delivered On: February 21, 2021
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Memorize and ReflectAfter the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. - 1 Kings 19:12
Prayer DirectionAsk God to show you His face and assure you of His presence, even in the low and hard times of life. Thank God that He is with you on the mountain top experiencing when things are going well. Pray for growth and bold faith in both the highs and lows of life.
“Live It!” ChallengeListen for a Whisper
Block out 10-15 minutes sometime in the coming week. Find the most private and quiet place you can manage and be totally silent for at least ten minutes. Turn off your phone and don’t stay plugged in (if your watch brings in messages, leave it somewhere else). Have a piece of paper and a writing utensil with you.
Ask God the two questions below.
Jot down any whispers or gentle messages or senses that are coming from the Lord and then take action on them.
1. Is there an area of my spiritual life that I need to grow and what step would you have me take?
2. Is there a person who needs to be loved or served in some way that will show Your presence and what would you have me do?
Small Group Discussion
Tell about a time you really struggled and were going through a difficult season. How did God come near, give you courage and strength, and help you through?
Tell about a time when things were going well and you were in a mountain top time of life. How did God come near, give you courage and strength, and help you keep following Him?
Read 1 Kings 18:16-39
What do you learn about Elijah, his courage, and his faith in this story?
What do you learn about the false prophets and their “religion”?
What do you learn about the power and character of God in this account?
What are ways we can draw near to God, recognize His power, and grow in our faith in times of victory and celebration?
Read 1 Kings 19:9-18
What do you learn about Elijah in this account?
What do you learn about God, how He moves, and how He speaks?
We all face tough times and even down times. Why is it so important that we listen for God and stay close to Jesus in difficult times?
What are ways we can draw near God and grow in bold courage even when we are discouraged and God seems far away?