Main Idea: Emotions want to control and Satan uses this door for access. However, through God, we have the choice for an abundant life.
Introduction: We can all go from the mountain tops of victory to the valleys of the shadow of death and depression in an instant. God is with you in both places.
Discussion Starter: Share one of your highs and lows so far this year.
Primary Scriptures: John 10:10, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 19:4-21, Psalm 126
- Just as with Elijah, most Christians encounter peaks and valleys in their faith. Discuss a time when you were in either or both places. How did God meet you there? Did you have to go through the victory or failure alone?
- This week, Pastor said, “Living tired is paramount to giving emotions free rein.” How well rested are you, generally? Have you noticed that you tend to make bad, short-sighted decisions when you’re tired?
- Read Psalm 126 Discuss how you have seen God restore you or someone you know through seasons of joy and sadness.
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read 1 Kings 18:36 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.