Chapter 15 of The Story introduces us to a few of the prophets who spoke to Israel, calling them to turn from idol worship and renew their commitment to God. Though Elijah did not write a book, he is often referred to in the rest of the Bible. The story of his “challenge” to the false prophets of Baal is one of the many great stories of the Bible, told in I Kings 17-19. You will also read portions of Amos and Hosea in this week’s reading. This Sunday’s message will focus on the ways in which Christ followers today are called by God to continue the spiritual legacy of Elijah (and the rest of the prophets) and bring the message of God to the people of our generation. A monumental mission for which we are equipped by God’s Word and Sacrament, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Here’s an audio file of the sermon if you missed it or want to hear it again.