Elijah’s battle with the prophets of Baal would make for great television scene. One despised troublemaker against 450 popular preachers.
This ancient battle was over who gets to determine the truth. Alas, even divine fireworks were not enough to finally end this argument. Today we call this battle Church and State.
I will have more to say about 1 Kings 18:20-40 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23rd.
Robert Shaw, Pastor
A Tip for Parents
Do children still ask their parents for a drink of water after they have been tucked in bed? And if your child made a similar request, would you provide a cup of water?
Talk with your children about making requests of God through prayer. Assure them that God does answer responsible requests, like an extra sip of water after bedtime. Yet sometimes God answers no or remains silent expecting us to grow and get our own cup of water. In all cases —yes, no, maybe, or silence— God loves us.