Introduction: The Holy Land Tour
II. Question: What do you do when the job is bigger than you or me?
a. Elijah’s Story may have some answers
III. Turn to 1 Kings 19:15 - Context
i. 1 Kings 19: 10
ii. 1 Kings 19: 14
IV. Reframing His perspective - 1
a. Go & Return
i. 1 Kings 19: 15a
ii. Any step taken without God is a misstep
1. Joshua 9:14
2. Ps. 32:8
b. Go, Anoint - 1 Kings 19: 15b-16
c. Go, Secure - I Kings 19:17
i. 1 Samuel 16:7
ii. CT 99.1 - Upon Christian youth depend in a great measure the preservation and perpetuity of the institutions which God has devised as a means by which to advance His work.
V. Reframing his perspective – 2
a. 1 Kings 19: 18
b. ED 271.2 - With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world! How soon might the end come—the end of suffering and sorrow and sin!
c. CT 165.1 - Nothing is of greater importance than the education of our children and young people. The church should arouse and manifest a deep interest in this work for now as never before, Satan and his host are determined to enlist the youth under the black banner that leads to ruin and death.
VI. The Call of Elisha
i. 1 Kings 19: 19a
i. 1 Kings 19: 19b
ii. CSW 36.2 “Agitate, agitate, agitate.” Study every point of truth, that you may know for yourselves what is truth in distinction from error. Let students search for themselves, that they may know the deep things of God. Let this work be done in the Spirit of Christ. Put no restriction upon the students.
c. Respect - 1 Kings 19: 20
d. Rite of Passage / Ritual
i. 1 Kings 19: 21a
ii. Luke 9:62
e. Reverence / Obedience – 1 Kings 19: 21b
a. To the Elijah’s
b. To the Shaphat’s
c. To the Elisha’s
VIII. Closing Prayer