Just Like Us: The Life of Elijah

Elijah is one of the most remarkable characters in the Old Testament. He was also held up in the New Testament as one of the greatest prophets and a man of phenomenal faith. But James, the brother of Jesus, also calls Elijah "a man just like us." He wasn't supernatural, and yet God used him to do big things... just like he can do big things in our lives. "Just Like Us" is a seven-week series.

"Passing the Torch" | 2 Kings 2:1-18
June 26, 2016 | Pastor Mike

The story of Elijah's last moments, as he's whisked away in a whirlwind, and the annointing of Elisha tells us something about how God keeps his message going.

"Out of Control" | 2 Kings 1
June 12, 2016 | Pastor Mike

When life is out of control, we feel the need to control God. That's what happened to one king of Israel, and he paid a big price for trying. 

"Even the Worst" | 1 Kings 21
June 6, 2016 | Pastor Mike

King Ahab was called the most evil king whoever lived. And yet even a sinner such as him was able to receive grace from God when he repented. [Please note: due to a sound booth move, audio for this message is unavailable.]

"Working in the Whispers" | 1 Kings 19:1-18
May 29, 2016 | Pastor Mike

God teaches Elijah, and us, that he doesn't always work in big and miraculous ways: sometimes God works in the whispers of life.

"Powerful Prayers" | 1 Kings 18:41-46
May 22, 2016 | Pastor Mike

The book of James (5:16-18) helps us better understand Elijah's prayer after Mt. Carmel, and what it means for the prayers of the rest of us.

"Decision Time" | 1 Kings 18:16-40
May 15, 2016 | Pastor Mike

One of the most memorable stories in the Old Testament, the showdown on Mt. Carmel, shows us what it means to make the True God the god of your life. 

"A Steady Supply" | 1 Kings 17:8-24
May 8, 2016 | Pastor Mike

For Mother's Day: a story about a mother who steps up to the challenge and puts her faith in a God who promises to provide for her every need.