Whisper – June 18, 2019

1 Kings 19.1-21; Acts 12.1-23; Psalm 136.1-26; Proverbs 17.14-15

After reading about the fire coming from the sky and consuming the sacrifice of Elijah, we might assume that God always, and perhaps only, works in big and impressive sorts of ways. The bigger the better, the larger the more likely God is involved. Yet when the Lord appears to Elijah in the desert, he does so as a whisper. (Notice also that Elijah seems to be aware of his presence when he hears the whisper, passing on the previous actions.) Why do you think God appears in the whisper and why would say this is significant?

Questions:

“I am the only one left…” Describe a time when you felt this way and how you discovered you were NOT the only one left.

When people who are a part of our church body are in trouble, what is our initial go-to response? How does this compare to the gathering of the church in prayer when Peter was in prison?

What thanksgiving would you add to the list of Psalm 136?

If starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, why do people seem so anxious to start them?

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