All Five Lectures are Live for Review! Hurrah! They will disappear next Tuesday evening. Review is powerful for our hearts. Let’s do this. You could download and listen to many this week as you multi-task. But even if you can’t listen, reviewing the passages and some fresh questions will help you go deeper.
Thursday: Two Lectures In One! Never Alone.
Friday: How Long Will You Limp?
This was a fantastic lecture all about idols. Even the way we study the Bible can show our tendency toward idolatry.
7. What is the purpose of the Bible? Below is a memory cue!
8. Read 1 Kings 18:16-40 and share anything you remember from Paige or learned from this passage.
9. Define idolatry.
10. One way to discover our idols is to “follow the frenzy” (see 1 Kings 18:28-29) What tends to make you frantic and how can you speak to your soul?
11. The terms for idolatry in the Old Testament are replaced with the language of “desires” in the new testament. Look at 1 John 2:15-16. What is John warning against as a major barrier to our relationship with the Lord?
12. Look at 1 John 5:20-21.What is the reason in v. 20 (repeated 3 times) for them to keep themselves from idols in v. 21? Why would we need idols if He is “eternal life” (v. 20)? At the end of this letter about living in vital fellowship with Jesus, why is v. 21 his final word to them?
Link here for the lecture: Sept 14 Livestream
Saturday: Overcoming Despair
13. Read 1 Kings 19:1-18
A. Contrast this Elijah with the “Mohican” Elijah we have seen in the past.
B. As you read this passage, what do you remember from Paige’s lecture?
13. Identify seasons of your life of despair. What was in your foreground and what in your background:
14. Are you struggling with something right now? How could you speak to your soul?
Link: Sept 21 Livestream
God Hunt Sunday:
15. How has God spoken to you most profoundly through the lectures so far?
16. How has God shown up in your life this week?
Monday: Naboth’s Vineyard
17. Read 1 Kings 21 and share what you learned that is important.
18. What stood out to you from Paige and why?
19. What was surprising about God’s response to Ahab in the close of this chapter? What does this teach you about God.
20. Joel 2:1-13 describes the coming Day of the Lord as an assault by His army to bring His vengeance on wickedness. What hope is there in the face of this coming Day? Look at verses 12-13. Where is Ahab described here? What is the nature of his “rending”? What is the condition of the heart that receives grace and mercy? Will that heart ever NOT receive grace and mercy?
21. Was Naboth robbed of his true inheritance? See 1 Peter 1:3-5. How does this speak to you personally?
Link: Sept 28 Livestream
22. Read 1 Kings 19:19-21 and share what you see or remember.
23. It is eighteen years later, after Elisha has served Elijah all that time. Read 2 Kings 21-14 and share what you see or remember.
24. Paige had some powerful quotes. Share one or more you remember.
25. God’s revelation to Elisha of chariots and horses of fire is more phenomenal than anything He has shown to us … or is it? The New Testament speaks of the prophets themselves longing to see what we see. Read 2 Corinthians 4:6. Can we even now see enough of God’s glory to be equipped for anything to which He has called us?
Link: Oct 5 Livestream
26. List three big take-a-ways so far.