If ever there were a Biblical character deeply connected with God, it was Elijah. Elijah’s legendary faith grew stronger through the challenges God sent his way. While Elijah sometimes got discouraged, he didn’t give up. He knew that even in the hard times, God was with him. He persevered. He prayed. He trusted even when tested.
Elijah serves as a great role model for us. Over the next six weeks, you’re going to study the life of Elijah in the context of community. You’ll build connections with the people in your group and grow in your faith as you study, learn, pray and even serve together. When God created the world, the only thing He deemed “not good” was that a person would be alone. You were designed for community, to do life with others.
In the context of community, we connect with one another and with God in life-changing ways. This unique small group curriculum integrates what you are learning in church on the weekends with what you’re studying in your small group, and with your individual times with God. It provides a taste of small groups for those who are new, while still offering a rich and rewarding experience to those who’ve spent years in small groups. In the context of your small group, you’ll dig deeper into the topics and Scriptures you’ve heard in the weekend messages. In that faith community, you will learn, discuss and grow. On your own between meetings, you’ll be guided through rich devotional times that again integrate with what you’re learning and experiencing at church and in your group.
This study consists of six sessions, each focused on a lesson we can learn from the life of Elijah. You’ll have a chance to learn together, to discuss and share your own stories in a way that focuses on practical real-life application as you find your story in God’s story.
The study guide also includes sections that you can dig into on your own between meetings. In addition to the written study, we encourage you to pick up the correlating DVD which has six teaching sessions—one for each lesson. This is listed in our store as: Elijah DVD Bible Study Kit.