Elijah & the God of All Generations

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Sermon Notes

1 Kings 19:19-21 & 2 Kings 2:1-15

Our God is eternally active.  As He worked in past generations, so He still works in our lives today—and will continue even when we are gone.  He calls us to learn from those who have gone before us, and to do our part in training up a new generation of faithful believers.

Before Elijah’s earthly ministry came to an end, God directed him to anoint the young man Elisha as the prophet to succeed him.  In Elisha’s response, we can find direction in carrying on God’s ministry.

  • Walk a little closer to those who are setting a godly example.
  • Go on a little further, building on the foundation already laid.
  • Ask for a little more of God’s power and grace in order to make a difference in this world.
Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”