From Kings to the KING
"As The LORD, The God Of Israel, Lives"
March 4, 2018. Today's message was taught by Pastor Joe Hellerman from 1 Kings 17. This is the first of two messages from this passage, which features the interaction of King Ahab and the prophet Elijah.
Pastor Joe asks, "Who is the source of life - both physical and spiritual life?" The answer? LIFE comes only from God, and that LIFE is renewed daily when we are fully committed to knowing Him and obeying His word.
We can ask ourselves these questions: 1) Am I passionately pursuing God? (To answer that, look at your heart and look at your calendar!) 2) How healthy are my key relationships? 3) Do I care that people need Jesus? Do I really "see" the unsaved who are in my life? 4) To know if I have an idol in my life, ask: "What would happen if that idol were "gone?"
Key scriptures in addition to 1 Kings 17 include: 1 Kings 16:33; Deuteronomy 11:16-17; 1 Samuel 28:15; Amos 8:11-12; Matthew 11:25; John 10:10; Ephesians 2:1; and 1 Peter 2:9-12.