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August 28, 2017

The Authority of Our Message - I Kings 17

King Ahab's first thought after encountering the prophet Elijah may well have been, Of all the nerve! Just who does this guy think he is? Bursting onto the scene out of nowhere, Elijah confronted Israel's wicked king with a message that would soon disrupt life throughout the entire region.

The validity of the revelation rested with the Source, not the mouthpiece. Elijah was a man of great faith who believed what God told him; he could boldly speak with authority because he knew and trusted the One who gave the message. He spent time alone with the Lord and listened as he stood before Him.

Our Father doesn't speak to us in exactly the same manner that He spoke to the Old Testament prophets, but the process of receiving His message hasn't changed. It begins with being alone in His presence and involves listening as He speaks through His Word. But it shouldn't end there.

Prophets had the responsibility of telling the people what the Lord revealed to them. Similarly, we are to share with others what we learn from God's Word. Devotional time with the Lord is not just about our own interests and needs. The Father reveals His treasures to us so that we can share them with others.

Begin each day alone with God in His Word and in prayer, listening as He speaks to your heart. Believe what He says in Scripture, apply it to your life, and then share with someone else what He has revealed. Be bold and remember that the authority of your message comes from Him.

Current Sermon Series
      “How did I end up here?” Behind every mess of harmful habits and rough relationships, we can look back and see where we got on the wrong track. Help your attenders untangle their lives by learning how to avoid Bad Advice. Topics we are going to covere include drifting from God, addiction, adultery, and dissatisfaction.

Last Week:
      Neglect your marriage, form a bond with someone else, rationalize your actions, that's how you commit adultery. To not do so, you need to radically reduce the risk, invest passionately in your marriage, and visualize the destruction if you stray.
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Next Week:
      We will conclude this series by looking at How To Be Dissatisfied.

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