Sermons on 1 Kings

TRUE DISCIPLESHIP: 4 OF 6

1 Kings 19:8-21 If you just had 1 Kings 18 you might think the life of faith is to be spent camped out on Mt Carmel waiting for fire to come down from heaven. But these chapters about Elijah are a tale of two mountains. What happens on Mt Horeb, the mount of God, is very different – and very important for us to understand.

True Discipleship: 3 of 6

1 Kings 19:1-8 Normal Christian life and service can be a rollercoaster. It can go from great highs to sudden lows. If we think it’s going to be one unending mountain-top experience, sooner or later we’re going to have a shock. And the danger then is that we become disillusioned and give up. Elijah’s experience helps us to have right expectations.

True Discipleship: 2 of 6

1 Kings 18:41-46 ‘I have a question to offer you. It is contained in three words: do you pray?’ So begins J.C.Ryle’s book ‘A call to prayer’. Our answer to that question is very revealing of where we stand spiritually. The point of this talk is to encourage us in prayer, with Elijah as our teacher.

Life Lessons: The slippery slope

1 Kings 11:1-25When Christians fall away and give up on the Christian faith, it often seems to come out of the blue. But more often than not it is the result of smaller compromises, sometimes many years before, which in time had a domino-effect. That was certainly the case for King Solomon, and if we are wise we will learn from his downfall.