The Highs and Lows of Elijah

Text: 1 Kings 18 and 19


What events in Israel stirred up Elijah to proclaim a drought? (End of chapter 16)

Why did he go to the Brooke Cherith and to the Widow of Zarephath? (Chapter 17)

Last week we talked about Highs and Lows: Elijah was sustained at the brook for a time, then the water dried up. The Widow receives a miraculous supply of food, then her son dies. We will see more of the same in this week’s lesson. In fact, one of the things for which Elijah is best remembered is a low moment in chapter 19.

1 Kings 18

What great High Moment did Elijah experience in chapter 18?

What examples do you see of his Faith in this chapter? Read the whole story but notice especially his confidence in 18, 21, 24, 27, 33-35. 41, and 44.

What else impresses you about Elijah in this chapter?

1 Kings 19

What threat does Elijah receive in chapter 19?

How “low” is Elijah feeling in 19:4, 10, 14?

What does God tell Him to get him back on his feet? First, what does an angel instruct him to do? (1 Kings 19:5) Next, what is God’s instruction? (1 Kings 19:15-18)

How could we apply these two to our lives when we are discouraged?

What is the significance of God speaking to Elijah, not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in a still small voice?

What can we learn by comparing Elijah’s self pity in verses 10 and 14 in and God’s statement in 18?

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