From Kings to the KING
"Life With(out) Conviction"
March 18, 2018. Today's message is taught by Pastor Brandon Cash and is based on 1 Kings, chapter 18.
Chapter 18 continues the battle we have studied in the previous chapters -- the battle between the false god, Baal, and Yahweh, the God of Israel. Chapter 18 features Israel's King Ahab and his 450 prophets of Baal, versus Elijah, the prophet of Yahweh. When the battle of Mt. Carmel proves that only Yahweh has the power over life and death, the people of Israel repent. They get a "new beginning" as they rid Israel of the prophets of Baal and return whole-heartedly to worshiping Yahweh.
This is a timely and powerful message for us as we approach Good Friday and Easter. God graciously extends to us a new beginning - a new life - when we trust in the One who rose victorious from the grave - Jesus Christ, our Savior.