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Small Group Questions for Sermon Series Elijah Week 1

 

1. Think of someone you consider to be a true Christ follower. What unique attributes of their character would you like to see in your own life? Why?


Read 1 Kings 17:1 (NIV) Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the
Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor
rain in the next few years except at my word."
 

2. God had more to do in Elijah before He could do more through Elijah. God is preparing each of us so that He can work through us. How have you seen God prepare you for His specific purposes throughout your life?


Read 1 Kings 17:2-3 (NIV) Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: "Leave here, turn eastward
and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.

3. In 1 Kings 17:2-3, God led Elijah to a period of hiding in the Kerith Ravine. Kerith means “cut off or cut down.” Describe a painful experience that God used to shape you into who you are today.


Read 1 Kings 17:4-6 (NIV) You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you
there." So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
 

4. God taught Elijah to depend on Him daily for food and water. What are you daily trusting God for right now?

5. Describe a time in your life when things felt very desperate but you saw God meet your needs. What did you learn from the experience?


Read 1 Kings 17:7-9a (NIV) Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in
the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there.

6. Describe a time when you decided to step out on faith and obey God even though that decision didn’t seem to make sense to you at the time. Did that experience strengthen your relationship with God? If so, how?

 

Read 1 Kings 17:24 (NIV) After the brook dried up, Elijah trusted God and moved on to
Zarephath.

 

7. Is there a “dry brook” in your life God is using to“motivate” you to move on to what He has next for you?


Read 1 Kings 17:24 (NIV) Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God
and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth."

 

Just like Elijah, pain in our lives, can lead us to a total dependence on God and more intimate relationship with Him.

Pray and ask God to help you see Him and depend totally on Him during the good times and the bad.