Rick Olmstead brings the story of Elijah to a close and reminds us that wherever we are, God will find us and often tell us to go back the way we came. The only way Elijah could move forward was to go back and finish what he left incomplete, to step into the dark places and bring the light of God’s presence.
Rick Olmstead continues the story of Elijah. He reminds us that the God of Elijah is all powerful and that the God of Elijah is our God. Even today God can use people, like Elijah, to do the impossible!
Rick Olmstead reminds us that God does not need us to perform miracles. He deliberately chooses to use us! God gave Elijah the courage to be used by him and Elijah's faith grew stronger to continue his good work.
Rick Olmstead illustrates the parallels between the story of Elijah and the widow at Zarephath and our own circumstances. The method of God's provision may change, but his promises do not. We need only fearlessly trust his commands, perfectly demonstrated by the obedience of this brave single mother and the faith of Elijah.
Rick Olmstead digs deeper into the story of Elijah. Leaders are born through difficult times and Elijah was no different! Sometimes God puts us through a "boot camp" to prepare us for bigger and greater things for his kingdom.
Rick Olmstead provides some background on the prophet Elijah. Elijah was a paradox of power and weakness, faith and fear. He came out of nowhere! When God called Elijah out, it meant taking a stand. Alone. As followers of Jesus, we dare not shrink back into the scenery, but stand out for God!