Change the Narrative

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Sun, 10/18/2020 - 11:00am

Key Text: I Kings 19:1-21

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Change the Narrative

Pastor Zach Prosser

Sermon Discussion Notes Celebration Church

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Ø Don’t Believe Lies

  • Elijah exposed the lies of the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:20-40).
    • Satan is the father of all lies (John 8:44).
      • Jezebel’s anger at the exposed lies, and her desire to kill Elijah, reveal that she had the spirit of the Antichrist (I Kings 19:1-2).
    • Elijah believed the lie of Jezebel when she said she was going to kill him (I Kings 19:3).
      • He put greater value on his enemy’s message than on what God had said.
      • Elijah’s response to the message was based on emotions rather than the truth.
        • When you respond to something emotionally, 75% of your brain shuts off and you made poor decisions.

Ø Don’t Forget the Works of the Lord

  • Elijah forgot that God promised to send rain to the earth (I Kings 18:1), and He fulfilled that promise (I Kings 18:45).
    • Forgetting God’s works will cause you to fear and make poor decisions.
  • The Lord gives us many benefits or rewards (Psalm 103:2).
  • Stir up your mind to remember the works of the Lord (2 Peter 3:1).
    • We have the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16).
    • Shut off the distractions and do not listen to the scoffers.
  • Meditate on the works of the Lord and talk about them (Psalm 77:11-12).
    • The word “meditate” is the Hebrew word hagah, which means, “to reflect or ponder.” 
      • To meditate is to feast on the word of God like a lion feasts on his prey. Once the lion has feasted, he normally roars with delight.
      • After meditating on the word of God, His goodness should flow out of our mouths.