When God is Silent | Elijah on Mt. Horeb

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A Sermon on 1 Kings 19:1-18

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When God is Silent | Elijah on Mt. Horeb

  1. 1. Have you ever been disappointed with God?
  2. 2. ARE WE IN STEP WITH HIM?
  3. 3. ARE WE IN STEP WITH HIM?
  4. 4. A Tale of Two Mountains Mt. Horeb (Mt. Sinai) Mt. Carmel Kingdom of Israel Kingdom of Judah Abraham Moses slavery Civil War Ahab and Jezebel Solomon vs. David Elijah
  5. 5. Have you ever been disappointed with God?
  6. 6. A Tale of Two Mountains Mt. Horeb (Mt. Sinai) Mt. Carmel Kingdom of Israel Kingdom of Judah Abraham Moses slavery Civil War Ahab and Jezebel Solomon vs. David Elijah “Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life…” (1 Kings 19:3, NRSV)
  7. 7. A Tale of Two Mountains Mt. Horeb (Mt. Sinai) Mt. Carmel Kingdom of Israel Kingdom of Judah Abraham Moses slavery Civil War Ahab and Jezebel Solomon vs. David Elijah 40 Days “He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.” (1 Kings 19:8, NRSV)
  8. 8. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9, NRSV)
  9. 9. “He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.” (1 Kings 19:11–12, NRSV)
  10. 10. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:13, NRSV)
  11. 11. Then the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus… (1 Kings 19:15, NRSV)
  12. 12. A Tale of Two Mountains Mt. Horeb (Mt. Sinai) Mt. Carmel Kingdom of Israel Kingdom of Judah Abraham Moses slavery Civil War Ahab and Jezebel Solomon vs. David Elijah 40 Days
  13. 13. Two Lessons • You Can’t Go Back • God Lives in the Promise of Future, go there. “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22–23, NRSV)

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