Yet – never – in Extremity

July 7, 2024
Yet – never – in Extremity
Rev. Benjamin Wines
1 Kings 19:1-10

Call to Worship Psalm 62:5-12

Leader: For God alone my soul waits in silence,

People: For my hope is from him.

Leader: He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;

People: I shall not be shaken.

Leader: On God rests my deliverance and my honor;

People: My mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Leader: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him;

People: God is a refuge for us.

Leader: Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion;

People: In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

Leader: Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery;

People: If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Leader: Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this;

People: That power belongs to God,

Leader: And steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.

People: For you repay to all according to their work.

Questions for Further Reflection:

In this story, Elijah’s emotions are all over the place.

How does God approach Elijah?

How can that give us hope in the face of uncertain times?