Each week we will post a new scripture text here. The weekly scripture will be associated with the sermon from that week. Please take the Word, incorporate it into your life. During our Friday evening Bible Studies we will share how this scripture has impacted us, how it has challenged us, or simply share wisdom that has been mined from the scripture.
March 15, 2020
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Sue Holmes says:February 15, 2020 at 12:52 am
1 Kings 18:37
The speaker is looking for answers but this scripture left me with questions.
Elijah was in a hard spot.
Ahab was king in Israel. But he was the most evil of any the kings thus far. To make matters worse he married Jezebel, brought in Baal worship & did more to provoke God than ALL the kings before him.
So, God had enough! He sent Elijah to deliver the bad news. No rain for three years! Now, God took care of Elijah in the meantime. But three years came & went. Now came the face-off. Short story … it rained … Baal was defeated … God won!
But Elijah was totally dependent on God to act. His life depended on it. If God didn’t come through, Elijah would be at the mercy of Ahab & Jezebel. And they didn’t know mercy. Without God the outcome would not be good.
When was the last time I was in a hard spot? When have I had to stand against pure evil? Would I have the confidence & tenacity of Elijah? Or would I be more like Peter warming himself beside the fire as he denied knowing Christ?
Maybe the key is in knowing Christ! To know Him and to make Him known. To be willing to put it ALL on the line for Christ. To be where there is no answer “but God”.
Freda says:February 17, 2020 at 7:51 pm
No answer “but God” is the perfect position for a miracle. May something rise in us that leans into this rather than trusting the wrong things to bring the answer we all need. Jesus, just Jesus.