Read Who is truly God? here
Read 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:21 and Joshua 24:14-18. Then answer the following questions:
1. What does the name ‘Elijah’ mean? How could you wear such an identity in your life so others would immediately see God in you? What specific things show your devotion to God?
2. What was Mount Carmel chosen as the place for Elijah’s confrontation with Baal’s prophets? How do you know people worshipped God there at one time?
3. What is shown by the fact that the altar of Yahweh was broken down? What does the altar represent? What would represent the ‘altar’ in your life? What condition is it in?
4. Who brought Ball worship into such prominence in Israel? Why was God’s withholding rain such a clear challenge to the pagan culture? Who or what is responsible for the decline of morality in our culture?
5. What are the ways that people today ‘waver’ between devotion to God and honoring the gods of modern society? How total is your devotion to the God of Israel?
6. How was the people’s response to Elijah’s call for commitment different from their response to Joshua’s challenge? What is your response to God’s call? What things might you do to be like these heroes in calling others to devotion to God?
7. Why was the lighting bolt such an astounding event for the people of that day?
Can you think of an example in your own life when God spoke so clearly to you?
These questions are based on material
acquired from That the World May Know,
a resource I strongly recommend