Elijah: A Man of Faith - Week 1

 
 
 

Week 1 - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

What is the first thing, if anything that comes to your mind when you think about Elijah? List out some of the things you know about him.

  

REFLECT

What is something you learned from this sermon? How did this sermon deepen your faith?

Solomon’s heart was pulled away from devotion to the Lord by wealth, war, women, and worship. What sorts of things have pulled away your devotion to the Lord? Why do you think that our hearts are so easily drawn to these things?

For Solomon, the consequences of his disobedience was a divided nation. What consequences have you experienced because of yours?

All the kings of Israel who followed Solomon continued to commit idolatry and lead the nation into corruption and sin. What leaders do impact those who follow them. How have you seen this in today’s world and/or in your own life?

Elijah was called to proclaim God’s truth to a wayward and corrupt leader. What do you think you would do if you were placed in a similar situation?

In this sermon, Dan talked about living a life that if fully devoted to Christ. How do Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:13-16, Paul’s words in Galatians 5:16-25, and Peter’s words in 1 Peter 2:11-12 inform what faithful living looks like in today’s world?

 

APPLY

From today’s vantage point, what are the idols that we (our nation, our culture, the church, etc.) seem to be worshipping? How has it impacted us?

What might be some qualities from Elijah’s life that you’d like to emulate in your own?

For all those who have given their life to Jesus, Paul says that we are to be kept as a pure virgin — devoted only to him (see 2 Corinthians 11:2-3). What steps can you take to either maintain or develop total allegiance to Christ?

 

PRAY

This week pray that God would open your eyes to see the idols you have in your life and that He would help you rid yourself of them so that you can be a fully devoted follower of Christ.

NEXT STEPS

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, there is one thing that remained constant that we can learn from Elijah today: he was faithful through it all. That is something that, despite our circumstances, we can learn from him today. But to do that, we need help.

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Check out the Elijah sermon page at thecreek.org/elijah for further resources to dive deeper into the life of Elijah.

  3. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.