First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake
Double Portion
These are sermon notes for our morning service on November 3, 2019.
Locations & Times
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  • First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake
    5801 SW 120th Ave, Miami, FL 33183, USA
    Sunday 10:15 AM
AWANA
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Pizza, Soda, and Dessert
Wednesday, November 6
Pizza, soda, and dessert will be given to all clubbers who have qualified!
Important Business Meeting
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Sunday, November 10
The deacons have a matter of business to bring before the church. Please be in attendance for this brief meeting following the morning service.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
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Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 AM
The men are encouraged to meet at Burger King (11595 SW 40th St.) for a time of prayer and encouragement.
Baby Day
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November 10
Next week we will honor all of our little ones, up to three years of age. We will show them to the church at the beginning of the morning worship service. We will have a gift for each one and will offer a special prayer of dedication and blessings for the parents and children.
Christmas in the Jungle
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Our missionaries, Danile and Beki (Wishart) Nunez in Peru want to distribute Christmas boxes as an outreach tool. We encourage your family to participate: boxes are $10 each.
Teen Car Wash and Yard Sale
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Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 AM to Noon
The Teens are already raising money for next summer at The Wilds. You can support them by getting your car washed and shopping at the yard sale. Donations of usable, clean items will be much appreciated.
Baptismal
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November 10 following the morning service
If you have trusted Christ as your Savior and have not yet been baptized we invite you to speak to one of the pastors regarding baptism.
Thanksgiving Sunday
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November 24
Join us as we praise the Lord through morning worship, a Thanksgiving lunch, and an afternoon praise service.

Spaghetti Supper / Family Fun Night

Friday, November 8 from 5:30 to 10:00 PMEveryone is invited for this special evening. Tickets are available at the link below. Come support Westwood Christian School at this delicious and fun event!

http://westwoodchristian.org
This was Elijah’s last day on earth. How would you spend your last day on earth if you knew it was your last? In II Kings 2 we find the closing scene of Elijah’s earthly life. His ministry is complete and it’s time to say goodbye. God gives us a glimpse of the final earthly day.
The Secret of Living an Anointed Life for God
- How does Elijah spend his final hours? He visits three places: Gilgal, Bethel and Jericho.
- Why does he visit these three? Because Elijah has been training young people for the ministry in these locations.
- These locations had three schools of the prophets - Bible colleges, seminaries to train young people.
- Elijah tells the trainee in verse 2, “Stay here, I’m going to Bethel.”
Gilgal means “rolling.”
Bethel means “the house of God.”
Jericho - This is where you go into battle with the Lord’s help
Jordan - the Jordan River separated Israel from the Promised Land.
Application
Two men who were very different:
- Elijah ministered in a public way against king Ahab and Jezebel.
- Elisha ministered in a very private way, but he performed twice as many miracles.
- They had very different personalities and were from different generations, but they walked together and they brought glory to the Lord.
II. It Takes Desire
Request of a Blessing
- In verse 8 Elijah took the mantle and struck the water.
- Elisha expresses his desire in verse 9, “I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”
- He had a sense of inadequacy.
- His desire is to be a blessing to God, not for God to just bless him.
- Only God can grant Spiritual Power.
- God can use one person to influence our generation.
- Elijah went up to heaven and left his mantle behind.
- Elisha took hold of his own clothes and rent them in two pieces.
- Elisha then pulls off his own cloak and tears it in two and discards it.
- It was time to take off and remove his own mantle and receive a mantle with the touch of heaven on it.
- Elisha has the mantle but he faces the uncrossable Jordan River alone now. Do you have an impossible Jordan River in front of you?
- Elisha asks the famous question, “Where is the Lord, God of Elijah?”
- God parts the water and lets Elisha cross over, showing us that God still provides for those who desire to do His will.