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March 7, 2021

Copy of A Soft Light in Thick Darkness 1 Kings 17_ 1-24-3
Jay's March 7 sermon "A Soft Light in Thick Darkness" examines 1 Kings 17: 1-24.
Call to Worship: Revelation 1:17-18
Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 11:16-17
New Testament Reading: Luke 4:16-20, 24-30
“A Soft Light in Thick Darkness”: 1 King 17:1-24
I. A W_____________ God (withdrawing)
II. A S _____________ God (sustaining)
III. A R______________ God (restoring)
Questions for Discussion:
1. 1 Kings 17 records three vignettes involving Elijah. What are the three? How does each vignette contribute to the whole message of ch. 17?
2. Some might argue that the end of 1 Kings 16 marks a low point in Israel’s monarchy. Some would also argue that 2021 marks a low point. What similarities do you see? What encouragement is to be found for believers in 2021 in light of 1 Kings 17?
3. Of the three descriptions of God in 1 Kings 17, which resonated with you most? How does it provide conviction or comfort for you?
4. Why does Jesus reference Elijah and the widow in Luke 4? How do the two passages relate?