‘Elijah, the king and the cloud’ (1 Kings 18:41-46)

After the showdown on the top of Mt Carmel, the text of 1 Kings 18:41-46, tells us of Elijah’s prayers that broke the drought. Given that the drought had begun through the prayers of Elijah 3 years earlier, it is a helpful things for us to read of Elijah at prayer – even though we are not told what he prayed. The picture of Elijah at prayer stands in great contrast in this text to King Ahab who didn’t pray but ate. Compare the pair. Elijah and Ahab. But don’t stop at Elijah. See another – Jesus – whose prayers did more than end God’s judgement via the drought, but guaranteed the salvation of the people of God!

Full service

00:00 Introduction
00:50 Prayer
Song: And Can It Be
04:07 Children’s talk (with thanks to Kidswise; see also Big Picture Bible Crafts #76)
Song: On the Mountain of Transfiguration
06:53 PIM Ministry
11:08 Bible reading: Luke 9:18-27
Song: O the Mercy of God
12:31 Bible reading: 1 Kings 18:41-46
13:56 Sermon: 1 Kings 18:41-46
Song: Consider Christ
38:04 Closing