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Sermon NOtes

Running on Empty 

1 & 2 Kings: The King of Redemption History

Pastor Tommy Bailey

1 Kings 19

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are.”
James 5:17 (NIV)

“Though our bodily gloom allows us no feeling of His tender touch, He holds on to us still. Our feelings of Him do not save us. He does. Our hope therefore, does not reside in our ability to preserve a good mood but in His ability to bear us up. Jesus will never abandon us with our downcast heart.”

Zack Eswine, Spurgeon’s Sorrows

Provisions for the Despairing 

The steadfast pursuit of God (vs. 5-9)

“We need presence in pain; we need the constant God who comforts those who have been broken, just as he was broken. God never promises explanation, but he does promise his presence.” 
Russ Masterson, Searching for Grace

The gentle voice of God (vs. 9-13)

The listening ear of God  (vs. 10-14)

“Prayer allows me to admit my failures, weaknesses, and limitations to One who responds to human vulnerability with infinite mercy.”
Philip Yancey, Rumors from Another World

The unwavering promises of God (vs. 15-21)

“To comfort a desponding spirit is as difficult as to raise the dead; but, then, we have a God who both raises the dead from their graves and His people from their despair.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

Discussion Questions

  • Why does it seem that we are often most vulnerable—spiritually, emotionally, mentally—after a time of success?
  • Have you ever felt crushed in spirit, where you were dealing with fear, isolation & discouragement similar to Elijah in this passage? Did you experience an awareness of God’s provision during this time?
  • What is the significance of God speaking to Elijah in a gentle whisper—rather than through the powerful wind, earthquake or fire?

Additional Resources

SONGS, READINGS & PRAYER

March 3, 2024

Songs:

“Come Thou Almighty King” by Felice de Giardini, Tommy Bailey, Sarah Gehri, Nathan Mickle & Tom Yarbrough

“All Creatures Of Our God And King” by St. Francis of Assisi

Jesus Only Jesus” by Christy Nockels, Nathan Nockels, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, Chris…

“The Power Of The Cross” 
by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

“Almost Home” 
by Matt Baswell, Matt Papa and Lauren papa

“Doxology”
 by Thomas Ken & Louis Bourgeois

All songs are used by Permission. CCLI License #2003690

Call To Worship: We Bless You, God of All Mercies

ALL: We bless You, God of all mercies, for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; 

WOMEN: We praise You for Your boundless love revealed to us in Your son, our Lord, Jesus Christ; for the means of grace and for the hope of glory.

MEN: Give us such an awareness of Your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth Your praise,

WOMEN: Not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to Your service, and by walking before You in holiness and righteousness all our days;

ALL: Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory now and forever. Amen! Amen! Amen!

Classic Prayer: The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Confession:

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against You this day, in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole hearts; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in Your will, and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your Name. Grant to Your people pardon and peace, that in Your great mercy, we may be forgiven all our sins, and serve You with a quiet and contrite heart. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

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