At Mt. Carmel Elijah chides the people: “How long will you go limping with two different opinions?” Then in an great spectacle he shows the power of our living God. How often do we find ourselves limping along trying to satisfy all the multiple demands for our devotion?
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Adult class
10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
November 8 Elijah at Mt. Carmel
Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.” (1 Kings 18:38-39)
After the kingdom was divided, Israel fell into even more troubled times. The land was overtaken by drought and famine. In the north, with an Israelite king marrying a foreign queen, idol worship became the fashion, usurping the worship of the Lord. At the order of the queen, many of the Lord’s prophets were killed. One, Elijah, hid in the wilderness to escape capture. At the Lord’s command, he went back to challenge the king, confront the people, and discredit the prophets of Baal.
Sunday, 1 Kings 18:20-39, Elijah at Mount Carmel
Monday, 1 Kings 17:1-7, Elijah Predicts a Drought
Tuesday, 1 Kings 18:1-19, Elijah’s Message to Ahab
Wednesday, 1 Kings 18:41-46, The Drought Ends
Thursday, 1 Kings 19:1-10, Elijah Flees from Jezebel
Friday, 1 Kings 19:11-18, Elijah Meets God at Horeb
Saturday, 2 Kings 9:30-37, Jezebel’s Violent Death
- Discuss the journey of Elijah as it relates to Ahab and Jezebel. When did he trust God? When did he falter in his trust?
- What things does your community idolize that might distract you from worshiping God?
- Do you think God still responds to people today the way God responded to Elijah? Why or why not?
Do: Volunteer to clean your church’s altar, pulpit pews, or other furniture in your sanctuary, or ask where in our ministry your help is needed.
Bless: May God hear your every word and respond with power and justice. Amen.