Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18)

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Sunday with your kids

Lesson summary: Our God is above all gods.

In our bible story we learned:
    1.   There is a difference between God and other gods
    2.  Elijah calls upon God
    3.  God brings judgment and blessing

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Where is Jesus?

How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?

On Mount Carmel, God revealed himself through consuming the sacrifice offered by Elijah. This was an expression of his grace. Even though the people of Israel rejected him, he showed himself by accepting Elijah’s sacrifice.

The sacrifice of the bull was another reminder before God that one day a sacrifice would be made to atone for all the sins of his people. Knowing Jesus’ sacrifice would come, God poured out mercy and accepted Elijah’s sacrifice that day.

When Jesus hung on the cross the people mocked him saying, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save him” (Matthew 27:49). Little did the people know that all of Elijah’s wonders were meant to point to Jesus.


Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home

We are on week 63 which starts on page 423 in the Long Story Short devotional. Take a look below of the topics of each day this week to prepare you for your time with your family.

  • Day 1: God sends the rain and provides us with food

  • Day 2: Anything we love more than God is an idol

  • Day 3: God answers prayer

  • Day 4: God is true to His word

  • Day 5: Make a joyful noise to the Lord

Pray about it! Ask God to show you what you love more than him. Ask him to help you turn from your false gods and trust in hm alone like Elijah did.


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Scripture memory - September

Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, October 7th.

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Aaron Cotton