Chariots of Fire Week 8: Empire Strikes Back


Elijah has made it to the top. He has had such an amazing day -- from tearing down the false idols of a nation, to bringing the people to repentance, to praying for rain to be restored and seeing it happen. In a movie, this would be where the music swells and he exits to the applause of a nation. But in the Bible, this is where the story takes a turn no one can see coming. Within a few hours, he will be running for his life... Ever had a day that went from great to horrible in the blink of an eye? How does that happen? And what should we do when it does?

BIBLE REFERENCES: 1 Kings 19:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Kings 19:4; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:24-28; Deuteronomy 11:1-2, 7-8, 16-17; 1 Kings 19:5-7; 2 Kings 19:35; Psalm 139:13-14; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Kings 19:9-14; James 4:6-8; 1 Kings 19:15-17; Esther 4:14;
2 Timothy 4:7-8.