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Elijah on the Mountain 1 Kings 19. Elijah. 9 th Century BC prophet to Israel Dedicated to fighting Baal worship Spectacular victory in 1 Kings 18 Huge letdown in 1 Kings 19. Why Elijah ran. He was afraid – “ran for his life” He was depressed v3 – “I quit”

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Elijah

  • 9th Century BC prophet to Israel
  • Dedicated to fighting Baal worship
  • Spectacular victory in 1 Kings 18
  • Huge letdown in 1 Kings 19
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Why Elijah ran

  • He was afraid – “ran for his life”
  • He was depressed
    • v3 – “I quit”
    • v4 – “It’s pointless to keep trying”
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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest

Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do

is eat a good meal & go to bed early!

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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest

Get a physical

Check diet and exercise

Get more sleep

Take a vacation

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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest
  • Reminder that God’s at work

Where had Elijah gone wrong?

      • Expected instant results (“I’ve been zealous”)
      • Overestimated his importance (“I alone am left”)
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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest
  • Reminder that God’s at work

Point: God’s quiet whisper can accomplish more than we could ever imagine!

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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest
  • Reminder that God’s at work

Choose to believe that God is at work all around you even if you don’t see it.

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3 gifts to fight despair

  • Rest
  • Reminder that God’s at work
  • Renewed focus

What are my top 3 priorities this summer?

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Thank God for the price He paid to free you from sin.

Thank God that He is at work in and around you, even if you can’t see it.

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