Spurring one another to growth

Spurring one another to growth

1 Kings 18:1-16 Spurring one Another to growth

Elijah and Obadiah


Sermon Outline



  1. Finding Nemo: The Risk of Faith
  2. Who is Obadiah?
    1. Name means ‘servant of Yahweh’
    2. In charge of Ahab’s palace (1Ki 18:3)
    3. Devout believer in the Lord (1Ki 18:3)
    4. Willing to risk himself secretly for God (1Ki 18:4)
  3. Walking & Relying on God isn’t always easy
    1. Often God leads us and asks us to do difficult things simply by trusting that the Word of God is enough
    2. Professing the Faith in a Pagan Land is Hard
      1. Hillel Milgram, The Elijah Enigma “Behold, my God, he is the Lord”   “The Lord my God is here.”
      2. Obadiah isn’t being punished (1Ki 18:9)
      3. He is being called to further growth. (1Ki 18:8)
      4. This could cost him his life.
    3. Obadiah was being asked to give up his fear in order to follow God (2Tim 1:7)
    4. What will the risk of faith involve for Obadiah, the servant of God?
    5. Obadiah had to trust that the Word of God given through the prophet of God was true
  4. The Scriptures tell us that none of us is complete in ourselves but that we need one another
    1. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov 27:17)
    2. Hebrews 10 reminds of us this truth in another way (Heb 10:19-24)
      1. Our calling as Christians is like Elijah with Obadiah.
      2. Our calling as Christians is to be like Dory with Marlin.
    3. Ultimately he is the author and perfecter of your faith.


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