Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.
And Elijah calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.
Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that it takes to stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray boldly for redemption to enter into impossible situations. But are we willing to go through the process required to get us there? Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.
Join us in this study as we journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine, simultaneously examining how the emboldened, fiery faith we desire is ready to be fashioned by God in our lives right now.