Change the Narrative - Part Two

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Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:00am

Key Text: I Kings 19:1-21

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Change the Narrative Part 2

Pastor Zach Prosser

Sermon Discussion Notes Celebration Church

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Ø God Sometimes Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

  • The angel told Elijah that his journey would be too hard for him (I Kings 19:7).
    • Most of us settle for journeys that we know we can complete. 
      • Stop living an easy life.

Ø Go On a Spiritual Journey that Makes an Eternal Difference

  • God gave Elijah supernatural strength for his journey (I Kings 19:8).
    • Forty days was about twice as long as the journey normally would have taken. 
      • Sometimes God moves slower than we want Him to move.

Ø  Know Your Purpose and Calling

  • God asked Elijah, “What are you doing here?” (I Kings 19:9, 13)

    • Elijah went to Beersheba because he feared Jezebel (I Kings 19:3).

      • His fear caused him to forget what God had done for him and to run from his purpose and calling.

    • Ask yourself, “Why do I go to church? Why am I involved in ministry?”

      • Is it to fulfill your purpose and calling or because of fear or obligation?

Ø  Don’t Seek Pity When Things Don’t Go Your Way

  • Elijah was more focused on the terrible things happening around him than on his purpose and calling (I Kings 19:10, 14).

Ø God Doesn’t Always Move Like We Expect Him to Move

  • Elijah was on Mt. Sinai where there were great signs and wonders when Moses received the ten commandments (Exodus 24:12-18).
    • Elijah also saw signs and wonders (wind, an earthquake, and fire), but God spoke to him not in these things, but rather, in a still, small voice (I Kings 19:11-12).
      • Sometimes people are so caught up in signs and wonders that they fail to hear the still, small voice of God reminding them of their purpose and calling.

Ø God will Fulfill the Purpose and Calling on Your Life

  • God reminded Elijah of his purpose and calling, which He would fulfill despite the terrible things that were happening around him (I Kings 19:15-16)

Ø God Will Send You People Who Will Help You Fulfill Your Purpose and Calling  

  • God called Elisha to be Elijah’s servant (I Kings 19:19-21).

Ø Make a Public Declaration of Your Purpose and Calling

  • Elisha revealed his purpose and calling to all of his loved ones (I Kings 19:21).
    • You should live out your purpose and calling with boldness.
    • Be about your Father’s business (Luke 2:49).