Trusting God When The Food Runs Out

In 1 Kings 17:8-12 we read:

Then the word of the Lord came to [Elijah], “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there.   Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”   So he arose and went to Zarephath.   And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks.   And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.”   And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”   And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug.   And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.”

Welcome to Zarephath, Elijah!

This is the third in a nine-part series of sermons exploring practical lessons from the life of Elijah, a great hero of faith from the Old Testament.   This segment of his story demonstrates:



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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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