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July 2017 // Journeying Together: Session 1 – Elijah
Meeting aim: To explore how Goddemonstrated his power to Israel.
Bible passage: 1 Kings 17-18
Background: Jezebel was Ahab’s wife, and seems to have been very influential in what Ahab did or didn’t do, such as follow God. It was believed that if your nation was strong and successful it was because you had chosen the right god. Israel, under Ahab’s leadership, was strong and successful; however the nation was divided as to which god to follow. Should they continue with the God who brought them out of Egypt, or Baal, who was the deity of choice throughout the ancient Near East at this time? A drought, which led to famine, was a powerful indicator as to your chosen god’s power. So, which deity caused the drought, and could bring it to a conclusion?