Elijah, Just Like Us: Dealing With Death
It may not seem like it, but Elijah was just like us. While he did extraordinary things for God, he had to deal with them in the most ordinary ways. Studying Elijah, we can learn how to navigate the things we encounter in everyday life.
These questions are meant to challenge you in each of our Four Commitments: PRAY, SPEAK, GROW, LOVE. Use these questions to further explore the message.
Pray: Sy talked about God sending Elijah on a journey of the mind: to Gilgal (Home); to Bethel (Altars); and to Jericho (Battles). Take some time this week and pray about these three areas in your own life. What thing do you cherish about your original home that you want present in your home today? How has God been faithful to you? What battles have you fought through to be at where you are today in your life?
Speak: Death focused Elijah’s life on one of the most important things: people. Who are the most important people in your life? Take some time this week to tell them how important they are to you, because they may not know it.
Grow: Sy challenged everyone to write the one thing they want to be remembered by in 8 words. What were those 8 words for you? How do those 8 words make you grow and transform who you are now to who you want to be in the future?
Love: Death focused Elisha’s life after Elijah left by sending him back into Israel with a purpose to bring God’s people back to him. This is the purpose that all of us have been given here on earth. How does this purpose help focus who you love this week and how you love them?
SERIES READING PLAN
May 26 Dealing With Power 1 Kings 17:1-6, 18:2-15
June 2 Dealing With Needs 1 Kings 17:7-24
June 9 Dealing With Religion 1 Kings 18:16-40
June 16 Dealing With Depression 1 Kings 19:1-18
June 23 Dealing With What’s Next 1 Kings 19:19-21
June 30 Dealing With Death 2 Kings 2:1-14