ELIJAH: JUST LIKE US
WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPLIFT MESSAGE SERIES BEGINNING
TOMORROW NIGHT, JANUARY 9
The Old Testament prophet Elijah is one of the Bible characters who, once you meet him and get to know him, you will never forget him. The Bible tells us that Elijah was a man “just like us” and it tells you that to let you know that Elijah’s God is your God too and that He is still large and in charge.
We can relate to Elijah in so many ways because he experienced plenty of highs and plenty of lows. Elijah’s life is one of great success and crushing adversity. He was a man of courage and confrontation; yet he could be given over to times of intense doubt, insecurity and bouts of depression. Occasionally, he allowed his anger to distort this thinking but when he was on his game (think Mount Carmel) he was one powerful instrument in God’s hands.
But he was a man “just like us.” God used Elijah in his time and God can use you in yours to make more of a difference than you realize. These fascinating lessons from his life – lessons from both strength and weakness — have a very real and present application to us all.
Alexander Whyte called Elijah “a Mount Sinai of a man with a heart like a thunderstorm.” F. B. Meyer called him a “colossus among men.” Alexander McClaren called him “the Martin Luther of the Old Testament.” Oswald Sanders says, “Elijah appeared at zero hour in Israel’s history.”
Elijah’s story is your story and his ordinary life was made extraordinary because of the one God we both serve. Come and grow through this Wednesday night UPLIFT series on the life of Elijah. This series starts tomorrow night, January 9, in the East Room and I’m really looking forward to teaching this study. Hope you’ll join us!