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Uncharted Territory

Week 7:  1 Kings 19:15-21

 

Life Group Questions:

  1. What step towards obedience to God do you need to take today that you didn’t take yesterday?
  2. Read 1 Kings 19:19-21. Do you ever feel restless in the monotony of day to day life? Where can you see God in performing the daily tasks to the best of your ability?
  3. Read the passage again (1 Kings 19:15-21). How did Elisha model the phrase, “you don’t have to understand fully to obey immediately?” Where do you need to apply this?
  4. Have you ever asked, “What’s next, God?” What would you do with His answer?
  5. Read verse 21. Pastor Luke said that Elisha was burning his plan B. What can you learn from this principle and follow God immediately?
  6. What steps of faith does God want you to take to follow Him into uncharted territory?
  7. Are there things in your life that are preventing you from following God into uncharted territory?

 

Sermon Notes and Scripture:

15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu.18 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.” 19 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. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. – 1 Kings 19:15-21

 

PACKING LIST REMINDERS

 1. YOU DON’T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND FULLY TO OBEY IMMEDIATELY.

20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” – 1 Kings 19:20

 

 2. Sometimes… THOSE GOD USES THE MOST ARE THE ONES WHO HOLD ON TO THE LEAST.

21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. – 1 Kings 19:21

 

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