“My Life is Not All About My Life”
Series: “ELIJAH” (Part 1 of 6)
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11 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:11-12 (NIV)

“Anoint Elisha… to succeed you as prophet.” 1 Kings 19:16 (NIV)


“My Life is Not All About My Life” Truths:


Truth 1: I must make .

“He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25

“So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair.” 1 Kings 19:19


Truth 2: I must get .

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10a (NLT)


Truth 3: I must honor God .

1 “When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel… 4 Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here, Elisha; the LORD has sent me to Jericho.’ And he replied, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So they went to Jericho…  6 Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.’ And he replied, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So the two of them walked on.” 2 Kings 2:1-6 (NIV)

9 “When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?’ ‘Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,’ Elisha replied.’ 10 ‘You have asked a difficult thing,’ Elijah said,‘yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours--otherwise not.’” 2 Kings 2:9-10 (NIV)

“But they persisted until he was too ashamed to refuse.  So he said, ‘Send them.’  And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.” 2 Kings 2:17 (NIV)

 

 

 

 

Digging Deeper- Read: 1 Samuel 19:17,19-21, 2 Kings 2:1-17, Proverbs 27:17, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 5:16, James 4:10, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Mark, 12:30, Matthew 28:18-20

1. When was the last time you trained/mentored/coached/discipled someone? What was the experience like: good or bad? What did it teach you? How has it changed them or you?


2. When we help/serve others it not only benefits them, but us too; it’s a humbling experience. What kind of relationship did Elijah seem to have with God? How did he grow it? How was Elijah taken into Heaven? How do you think his student Elisha felt about the whole experience?


3. People in powerful positions often take pride in who they are, or what they can do. How do you think Elijah felt about his position? How did he treat it? How do you treat your position/status/job title? Do people who work for you/learn from you, or under you know Jesus better from your leadership? How can you shine for Christ in your position?


4. A.W. Tozer said, “Your time must honor God, your home must honor God, your activity must honor God, and everything you do must honor God.” With that said, how is your life honoring God? What do you need to start, stop, and continue doing to honor God with all you are, and have?

 

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