21 Days of Prayer
Icebreaker: If you could have an hour-long conversation with anyone, alive or deceased, who would it be?
Key Passage: 1 Kings 19:1-18
- What happened in the proceeding verses that caused Elijah to flee to this cave?
- What did Elijah do in response to this message from God?
- How does this story play into the overall telling of the Old Testament?
- How does this passage apply to our lives today?
- What does it mean to you that God chose not to speak to Elijah through the powerful wind, earthquake, or fire, but a whisper?
- Why do you think God chose to speak in a whisper?
- How can you quiet yourself to be able to hear God’s whisper?
- Why is it so hard to quiet your life to be able to hear God?
- How does God’s choice to whisper parallel Jesus’ time on Earth?
- During his message, Zach talked about the four whispers God has for us: God loves you; God forgives you; God chooses you; and God is coming back for you. Do you struggle to hear one of these whispers more than the others? If so, why?
- Notice that God was caring for Elijah, supplying him with food, water, and an angelic protector, before He answered Elijah’s hopeless plea. How have you seen something similar play out in your life?
- When is a time in your life when you did hear God’s whisper? What was it like for you, and how did you respond?
- What can you do this week to “quiet your life” and better listen to God’s whisper?
- Identify some people in your life who you can have honest conversations with and use their wisdom to discern God’s voice in your life?
Close in Prayer