Come to the Mountain
In 1 Kings 17, we are introduced to a prophet named Elijah. His name means “Jehovah is my strength.” Even though he has been through a series of spectacular events in his life where he has experience the faithfulness of God over and over again, something happens and he loses hope.
Life had its way of destroying a day for a man named Elijah a prophet of God.
Defeated, weary, depressed tired and dreary, he ran with no strength to go on.
And out in the desert he cried to Jehovah, “I’ve lost every battle! Just take me home, I’m all alone!”
And there in his deep need, the Savior renewed him and gave him the power to go on.
“Come to the Mountain” by Diane Lowery
In this two-part study we learn that no one is exempt from being discouraged. We are all like Elijah. However, our vulnerability is of no surprise to our loving Savior. He finds us in the wilderness, restores us, refreshes us, re-directs us and reminds us that we are ever in the view of His sovereign, watchful eye. He Calls us to the mountain to be reminded that He makes the wind, the fire and the rain; but He remains deep in our hearts.
What’s in Your Bag?
In Acts 9 we are introduced to two very interesting men. Saul of Tarsus and Ananias. Because of the faithfulness of one man, another man’s life was changed. The common component that is expressed so beautifully in the lives of these two men is the Lord Jesus Christ.
How would your life change if you truly played to an audience of one? If every day you woke up and said to God, “What would you have me do for you today?” Certainly your sense of ego and rivalry would fade because you would no longer need to worry about proving yourself to other people. Concentration would instead be on pleasing God, and by living in such a way that would attract people to Jesus and His style of life.
In this two-part study we learn that someday every knee will bow before Jesus Christ and we will be held accountable for what we did with the gift of life. It’s who you serve that makes all the difference not only in the world, but the world to come. The transformation of Saul and the obedience of Ananias provide a wonderful illustration for us and set an example that’s worthy to follow.
Behind the Wings
There are so many accounts of angels mingling in human affairs. They are real, they are active and they are always around God’s children. Everywhere we go, they are. To learn more about them we go to the source of their creator, God.
In this two-part study we journey through the Old and New Testaments to find how angels interact with human beings and learn that angels are only an extension of God’s love, His care, His power, grace and provision. What is behind the wings? God’s glory. The awesomeness of His creation from those unseen things to the seen inspires us to humble ourselves and live a worship filled life in honor of who is Behind the Wings.