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For those of you who weren’t here last Sunday, we had invited anyone who wanted to come,
- To meet together after the service at Fort Nonsense, a fort built by George Washington in 1777 overlooking Morristown.
- We met there to not only pray over this area… but to ask God to to impart into our own lives, His heart & vision for this area.
Honestly, I was really encouraged… and was full of faith for what God could do through us as a church.
- I could see the possibilities… and it was exciting. But I could also see the obstacles.
- And so, it would be up to us to decide whether to measure these obstacles against our own wisdom & strength…
- Or against the wisdom & strength of our God who has given us everything we need to make an eternal difference in this area.
Well, as I’m thinking through all of this, I kept thinking about the Old Testament Prophet, Elijah…
- Who, in spite of his fears & failures & doubts, made a difference in Israel like few others in Scripture.
- I just believe that his life and all that God had taught him has significant relevance for all God is wanting to do through us, as a church.
And so, this morning, I’d like to look at the life of Elijah as chronicled in 1 Kings 16-18.
- So, if you have your Bible, go ahead and turn to 1 Kings 16:29.
And as you do, I’d like to unpack for you a little of what the political scene was like leading to Elijah’s introduction here.