‘Elijah, the widow and her son’ (part 2) (1 Kings 17:17-24)

In 1 Kings 17:17-24, a further piece of a strange puzzle becomes clear for Elijah, even though for the widow with whom he was staying, this puzzle piece must have been quite a puzzle. After keeping Elijah and the widow and her son alive through God’s miraculous provision, the widow’s son suddenly died. This drove the woman to grief and to blame the Lord God of Israel that this was a form of punishment ‘for her sins’. However, this was not the case, and the miracle of the resurrection of her son (the first in the Bible) once more would prove God’s ways to be right and his servant a true man of God.

Full service

00:00 Introduction
Song: Come Praise and Glorify
00:41 Prayer
04:56 Children’s talk (with thanks to Kidswise; see also Big Picture Bible Crafts #67)
Song: Jesus is the Hero
07:28 Indigenous Ministries
11:42 Bible reading: Mark 5:21-45
Song: O Great God
14:46 Bible reading: 1 Kings 17:17-24
16:17 Sermon: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Song: My Hope is Built
41:51 Closing