04-29-2020 – Wednesday PM Class – 1 Kings 17

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Nice.<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> yeah, please bow with me for our opening prayer. Yeah. Our father in heaven,

how awesome you are. We thank you so much for this time that we have to come together as a church and worship you.

Whether it be here at the building or home online, we know that all of our hearts are in the right place and we ask that you look down upon our worship as a sweet savor to you.

Lord, we thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given us to be able to do the things that we need to do during this trying time and we asked during this trying time that you be with all of those who are suffering illness and use this time for us to reach out to them and plant a seed and help them to come to you.

Lord, all those that are in the church that are ailing at this time, whether it be from this virus or any other element,

we ask that you be with them and get them through the situation that they’re going through. Thank you again,

Lord, for all the many blessings you’ve given us and your son’s name. Amen. Yeah. The song before our lesson will be number 742 bless.

Count your blessings. Seven 40 to count your blessings when upon lifespan as you are 10th is when you are discouraged thinking,

uh,<inaudible> count your many blessings. Name them one by one and it will surprise you. Uh,

the Lord hath de and count your blessings. Name them one by one. Come down to your blessing.

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Name them one by one. Count your blessing. See why God ha, uh,<inaudible> name them one by one and count Germany blessing.

See why God, uh,<inaudible><inaudible> Kings chapter 17. So we’ll be continuing with our study in first Kings as we go through the lesson this evening.<inaudible> the questions,

uh, for the lesson are at least should be linked in, uh, the Facebook feed and the comment and then uh,

I’m going to attempt to also make sure they get here on the homepage of the website as well. Um,

we’ll, we’ll deal with those as we get towards the end of the lesson, but they will be available if you don’t get a chance to get them,

uh, during class, then we will make sure they’re up on the website. Uh, after the classes over in first Kings chapter 17,

we are introduced to one of the most significant prophets in the old Testament. How do we know he is as significant as,

as that claim makes him out to be? Because of the all the people in all of old Testament history that are present in order to see Christ there at the Mount of transfiguration,

you have only two. You don’t have Abraham. You don’t have Noah. You don’t have Joseph or Jacob.

You don’t have Isaac. You don’t have David. You don’t have Solomon. You don’t have job. You have Moses and Elijah here.

You have in the presence of Christ there in Matthew chapter 17 there in the Mount of transfiguration. You have in his presence two individuals who represent two very specific things.

You have one who represents and embodies via law. Moses stands there on the Mount of transfiguration with Christ and carries with him as it were in his own self,

the law. How many times do you read Jesus saying, did have you not read what Moses wrote?

Have you not read and goes on to quote the law. When Jesus was tempted by Satan, he did not bring out of him of his own self,

out of his own proclamation or even out of his future teachings. He did not bring out a response to push back against sin from himself.

In that sense from his physical life or his life on this earth. Instead, he quoted the law.

He quoted Moses. So Moses stands there on the Mount of transfiguration with Jesus and with him is the image,

okay? The representation of the law. But it’s not just Moses. We read that Moses and Elijah are present.

Now, why aligned yah? Elijah is there. And again, some of this is is, is,

um, trying to glean into the passage, Ryan gleaned from the passage what’s there for us, what’s there to,

to be understood. What’s, what’s not stated. Okay? But Elijah stands as the representative of the profits throughout the remainder of the old Testament and throughout the new Testament,

Elijah’s name comes up. Alijah is referenced. You remember when Jesus in Matthew chapter 16, asked the disciples,

who do men say that I am? And they replied that they believe that some believed he was Moses,

some believed he was Elijah, some, one of the other prophets. Elijah was one of those prophets who comes to mind and is the one who really stands as the focal point and the,

the beginning of the profits that would carry them forward to the end of the old Testament history. Add into that Elijah was the one that was prophesied would return before the coming of the Christ.

It is again in Matthew chapter 17 and in the record of the Mount of transfiguration where the disciples questioned Jesus about Elijah because they want to know,

we thought Elijah was going to come before the Christ and Jesus will make it clear that the Elijah that was prophesied was John the Baptist.

So Alijah is now introduced in first Kings chapter 17 and we find him coming on the scene. No background.

Uh, we, we know that he is from the region of Gilliad in chapter 17 verse one. But no family history,

no lineage, no tribe. Just here’s a Lija. It’s chapter 17 verse one and a reminder, by the way from last week,

chapter 16 us that uh, armory, the father of a Hab who came to the throne in the Northern kingdom of Israel,

did more evil than all the Kings who were before him, did more evil than Jeroboam, did, more evil than Jeroboam.

Son did more evil than the individual who killed Jeroboam and took the throne, did more evil than all of them.

But then Omri lives reigns and dies and Ahab, his son comes to the throne and he does more evil than Henri.

He does more evil than all the Kings who came before him. He takes it to a whole nother level.

And on top of that he marries Jessebelle. And so here we have, okay, this introduction to Ahab,

this introduction to his evil, this introduction that even includes the rebuilding of Jericho to say this people has gone so far from God that they have dismissed even the curses that were placed on a city that when it was rebuilt,

the person who rebuilt it would kill their own children. They would lose their own children as the cost for rebuilding this city.

This is how far Israel has departed from God. Yeah, and so in chapter 17 verse one we read and Alijah the Tishbite of the inhabitants of Gilead said to Ahab as the Lord God of Israel lives before whom I stand.

There shall not be dune or rain these years except at my word. As Elijah comes on the scene,

he enters on the scene. We don’t have his background. He’s, he’s a Tish bite. That’s probably a family name.

He’s from the region of Gilliad, but it’s interesting, the original language there indicates that he is one of the soldiers of Gilliad indicating that perhaps while he may have been from the region,

the city of Gilead, that perhaps he is not even an Israelite. Yeah, he comes on the scene and the very first proclamation out of his mouth,

no introductory thoughts, no introductory statements, a hub. It’s not going to rain until I say so.<inaudible> this is fulfillment of what God told Israel would occur when they began to follow after idols.

God told Israel, Leviticus chapter 26 and other places that when you begin to follow after the idols that I destroyed the Canaanites for worshiping.

When you begin to serve the idols that I said, this people is going to be annihilated off the face of the planet because they follow after this wickedness.

When you do what they did, you’re going to receive what they got. And one of the things,

one of the curses there, the Mount of blessing and cursing, one of the curses that God pronounces is the heavens will turn the bronze and the earth will turn to iron and you will have no rain.

I will destroy your crops. I will destroy your productivity. I will destroy your economy because realize that the majority of this culture is agrarian.

If they can’t grow food, they don’t have any money. If they can’t grow food, they can’t feed the livestock.

If they can’t feed the livestock, they can’t sell the livestock. So they have no food and they have no money.

So Elijah comes to the King and he says, no rain, no rain, except by my word,

and Alijah will be the one who stands as the voice of the Lord. Now when it comes time for that rain to occur,

it’s going to be the word of God. It’s going to be God saying, okay, it’s time God sending a line,

jump back to a rehab. And it’s going to be the case that Elijah will pray to God, that the rain returns and God will grant it.

But Elijah says, except at my word, then the word of the Lord came to him saying, get away from here and turn eastward,

hide by the Brook. Cherith which flows into the Jordan. Uh, some have suggested that this, uh,

Brook Cherith is on the edge of the Jordan Valley, uh, North of the Jabbok river on the East side of the Jordan.

Uh, whether it is or not, I’m not a hundred percent certain, but some have suggested that is the case and it will be that you shall drink from the Brook.

And I have commanded the Ravens to feed you there. So Elijah’s told you leave you get away because God knows that they have is going to be coming for Elijah and God knows there’s not going to be any rain and God is going to provide for Elijah.

So during this period of time, Alijah will escape from uh, a house he will as a result of being there by the Brook and being provided for by God.

He will not need to go into a marketplace. He will not need to go into a city. He’ll not need to go into a public place and there therefore,

he essentially goes off the grid. He becomes unfindable even though he’s still right there within the land. And we’ll find out in chapter 18 that Ahab has been looking for him everywhere because he knows Alijah just the connection terrain.

If he can find the lie Jah, he can get Alijah he thinks to either start the rain back again,

command it to rain again or kill him and he thinks maybe perhaps that will achieve the same goal. So he went and did according to the word of the Lord,

verse five for he went and stayed by the, by the Brook Cherith which flows into the Jordan. The Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening and he drank from the Brook.

So the Ravens are coming day in, day out, morning and evening and bringing him what he needs.

God is taking care of Elijah and aligned JEA is going to be one who recognizes that care recognizes that Providence and relies upon God.

Now you and I perhaps are familiar with the events that will occur after chapter 18 there at the end of chapter 18,

the beginning of chapter 19 when Elijah’s victorious over the prophets of bale. And we’ll get into that, uh,

in the coming studies. But he’s victorious. And then because as Jessebelle seeks his life, he turns and runs and he goes into a period of despair and he believes these the only faithful one left and all of this.

But here at the beginning, he’s, we get this picture of him relying on the Lord. No want to point out something here because there’s a lesson built into this,

that subtle, but it’s here. Elijah goes and obeys the voice of God. There’s, there’s no question that it was God’s command to deliver the message to Ahab that there would be no rain.

He takes his life in his own hands to go before a King to tell him it’s not going to rain until I say so.

And then he having obeyed God in doing that, departs to a place where God tells him to go.

Elijah is one who obeys in the little details. He does exactly according to the word of the Lord.

He doesn’t question the Lord. He doesn’t go. You know what? I think even though I’ve been here,

I’ve been here, I’ve been here a few days, I’ve been here a few weeks, however long there.

I think I’m just going to go into the city. I’m going to look around. I’m going to see how things are going.

No, the indication is that Elijah obeys the Lord to the letter. He goes and he stays and he waits and God provides you and I need to have the same attitude towards the word of God.

When God says do this, it shouldn’t be a question in our minds, well, how serious was it the Lord?

What did he really mean that we had to do that all the time? Elijah’s perspective and attitude towards God’s word is what God says I will do and we need to live that in our own lives happened after a while that the Brook verse seven dried up because there had been no rain in the land so alive.

Just their Elijah’s by the Brooke. He gets his water from a Brook, he gets his meat and his bread from the Ravens<inaudible> and then the Brook dries up.

Well, you can live a decent amount of time without food. You can’t live very long at all without liquid,

without water. But why is the Brook drying up? I mean, this isn’t a normal circumstance. You don’t just have Brooks that just dry up an Oh,

unless there’s been no rain here. You might be one. If, if you think back about Israelite history and how many times the Israelites as they came out of Egypt would see God provide for them.

And then when the thing that God provided goes away, they complain that God’s trying to kill them. You can think about the occasion where Jonah goes and preaches to the city of Nineveh and then they repent and Jonah goes outside the city and sits down under the gourd and there the gourd gives him shade from the sun and then the Gore dies and he complains to the Lord and he’s angry because the gourd is dead and yet he wasn’t angry at all about the possibility of the death of all of the city of Nineveh.

Here you have a situation where it would be very easy for Elijah’s say, well, wait a minute.

What am I going to do now? Lord, you told me not to let it rain. You told me to tell this to Ahab and now here I am and I have no water.

But you see no indication of that kind of attitude from Elijah. And you see as well, not only the faith of Elijah,

but you see God’s continued provision. So then in verse eight, the word of the Lord came to him saying,

arise, go to Zara fifth, which belongs to Sidon Sidon, North of the Northern kingdom of Israel.

So the likelihood is that Alijah will Trek up to the, on the East side of the Jordan above the sea of Galilee and go over to the region of Sidon.

Uh, go to Zara fifth, which belongs to Sidon and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.

Now, at the point at which this statement is made, the point at which that, uh, Elijah is told you,

leave. God says, I’ve commanded this to take place. I’ve commanded a woman to provide for you.

But when we get there, when we get to Xero fifth, when Aline Alijah arrives at this woman’s house,

is there any indication this woman knows that, that a prophet of the Lord is coming? No. The fact that God says I’ve commanded it doesn’t mean that that commandment Ben has been delivered yet Elijah brings with him the commandment.

He’s the prophet. So aligned you goes to Zara fifth he arose verse 10 and went to Xero fifth and when he came to the gate of the city,

indeed a woman was there gathering sticks and he called to her and said, please bring me a little water in a cup that I may drink.

How interesting. He’s left the Brook chair of, he’s left to a land of Israel. He’s gone up to Sidon,

and now there’s water. But that doesn’t mean that there’s abundance. It doesn’t mean that this land is untouched by the drought.

As a matter of fact, pretty much the opposite. While there may have been water, maybe this was a city that was fed by an underground spring or something like that.

The reality is the city is in desperate, a desperate state, and this widow is in a desperate state and this widow is preparing to have her last meal with her son,

and then they’re going to starve to death because they have no food. So Elijah comes to the Gates of the city.

He finds the woman, they’re gathering sticks. He tells her, please bring me water in a cup that I may drink,

and she was going to, and as she was going to get it, he called to her and said,

please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand. Can you remember another time where a prophet of God goes to a city and tells a woman to do something for him?

And her immediate reaction is, why are you asking me for this? Is the attitude of the Israelites towards those non Israelites the way that it was in Elijah’s day?

Is it the same as the way it was in Jesus’s day? I don’t know. Maybe they hadn’t quite developed the mentality yet that said,

we’re better than everybody else, but in this case, Elijah comes to a woman and asked her for something and she immediately responds.

She immediately goes to get it. You see a picture of hospitality here you see a picture of a person who immediately strives to do for others even when she doesn’t have enough to do for herself.

So she goes immediately and gets him water, but then as she’s going, he says and bring with you a morsel of bread that I may eat.

So she said, verse 12 as the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin and a little oil in a jar and see,

I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son,

that we may eat it and die. Elijah asked for a morsel of bread and a cup of water and the woman says,

you see me picking up these sticks? Do you see what I’m doing here? I’m doing this because I don’t have a morsel of bread to give you.

I’m gathering sticks to take the little bit of flour that I have and a little bit of oil that I have and bring them together as a final meal and then we’re going to starve to death.

I don’t have anything for you, but the reality is this woman’s resources aren’t the same as God’s resources.

What this woman has pales in comparison to what God can do for her and it’s the same for you and me all.

I don’t expect to go home and find when I opened the bin of flour at home that it never goes empty.

I don’t expect that the bank account when I check it to just keep on refilling itself if I don’t go work,

that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about what Paul wrote in Ephesians chapter three when Paul told the church,

there are the end of Ephesians chapter three that is able to do far and abundantly more than we can ask or think<inaudible> if we don’t live that way.

If we don’t trust that, then our faith is lacking. When Jesus was on a boat and he was there in the midst of the sea of Galilee and he was asleep in the back of the boat and a storm was raging and the disciples come and wake him up and they say,

master, we perish.<inaudible> Jesus says they have little faith because they thought that their biggest resource was their own ability and their biggest resource was asleep in the back of the boat.

Finally, when they gave up on themselves, they turned to him and the lesson that you and I need to remember is we better be relying on God long before we give up on ourselves.

That’s going to be the lesson Elijah learns later on is that God’s been doing far more than Alijah ever imagined.

Elijah just could only see Alijah his part in it. So the woman says, I have nothing. Elijah says,

do not fear. Go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first and bring it to me and afterward.

Make some for yourself and your son for thus says the Lord God of Israel, the bin of flour shall not be used up,

nor shall the jar of oil run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth. I’ve said this before and it’s because I firmly believe it’s true.

The woman doesn’t go to the bin of flour and suddenly it’s full. She doesn’t go to the jar of oil and suddenly it’s overflowing.

She doesn’t go back the next day and it’s full and there’s abundance. The way I understand the texture Reed is every day she goes and takes everything that’s left.

She takes everything that’s left and she makes what she has as if it’s the last that she has and she goes back again and there’s more and she takes all that’s left and she goes back again and there’s more and she takes all that she has and she goes back again and there’s more.

This is the same principle that we find when the Israelites are leaving Egypt and they are hungry and they cry out to the Lord and the Lord gives them manna.

God says, you’re only allowed to have allowed to have enough for one day. You can’t take any supplies for tomorrow.

You can’t take more than your allotted amount. You can eat more than your portion. You take what you have,

you have your portion, you eat it, and you don’t take any for tomorrow because it won’t last.

If you take some for tomorrow, it will spoil before tomorrow arrives. And every day you get up trusting that there will be provisions waiting for you.

And that’s what happens for this woman every day the provision is there and so the Lord provides for her.

The Lord provides for her son. The Lord provides for Elijah. Then she went away, verse 15,

and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and her and her household ate for many days.

They were sustained through this difficult time. And it wasn’t by her resources. It wasn’t because she used the flower that she had an abundance of oil to go make cakes and sell them and provide for no,

it was a continual daily reliance on God. So then the bin of flour, verse 16 was not used up nor did the jar of oil run dry according to the word of the Lord,

which he spoke by Elijah. Couple of things that are important. Number one, you go back to the beginning when Elijah comes to her and she knows he’s not sidonian,

she knows who his God is. She said at the very beginning, um, verse 12, as the Lord,

that’s the word, Jehovah, as Jehovah, your God lives. This woman knows something about Alijah. This woman knows something about Israel.

They, this woman knows they serve Jehovah. Now, whether or not she trusts in Jehovah and believes that Jehovah is the one and only God and all of that,

I, I, I don’t know yet, but I think we’re going to see the growth in this woman as a Gentile,

as a non Israelite in her understanding of who God is. But it’s made clear to her that it’s Jehovah who declares this.

This is the command being delivered. The Lord said, I’ve commanded this woman to do this for you and right here he does.

And right here he gives her the resources. She goes back to one other point that we need to make and that is God never commands us to do what he doesn’t give us the resources to do.

Sometimes we’re too busy looking at our resources to see his, God says to this woman, you provide for my servant Elijah.

And then he gives her the resources to do it. But then notice this now it happened after these things and that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick and his sickness was so serious that it was,

there was no breath left in him. So she went to Alijah says, what have I to do with you?

Oh man of God. Lija what have I to do with you here? You’ve lived in my house.

I doubt she paid him rent or she charged him rent. You’ve lived in my house. You stayed under my roof.

You’ve been here with me all these many days and yet you couldn’t stop my son from dying. Yeah.

You’ve brought into this house abundance and life and you have prolonged our lives. When we thought we were going to die and the food is not run out,

the flowers not run out. The oil’s not run out and yet you couldn’t keep my son from dying.

If you’re like me, this reminds you of of a different passage. If you turn over to the book of John,

you’ll be reminded that I think it’s Martha says to Jesus, Lord, if you had been here concerning Lazarus,

her brother, he would not have died. Jesus waited until he died. It almost makes you wonder if Elijah’s gone out of the house and he hasn’t come back yet because the child was alive.

Maybe, maybe not. But she comes to Elijah and she says, what have I to do with you?

Oh man of God. Have you come to bring my sin to remembrance and to kill my son? What sin is she talking about?

What sin is it that she is focusing on to say, this is a judgment against me? Is it idolatry?

Is it perhaps that she was under the sway of the side? Odeon King who worshiped bale and his daughter who was a servant of bail and a culture that was serving idols?

Is that the sin? Maybe. Maybe not, but I think there’s a good chance because now she knows who’s God.

Now she knows who the one and living God is. But notice she says, what have I to do with you?

Oh man of God, have you come to bring my sin to remembrance and to kill my son. And he said to her,

give me your son. So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying and laid him on his own bed.

Then he cried out to the Lord and said, Oh Lord, my God, have you also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge by killing her son.

The blame has gone from Alijah to the Lord God. Why have you done this? God, why have you caused this to happen?

And yet with Elijah, it is this expectation that not only did God have control of the situation, but God had a resolution to the situation and he stretched himself out on the child three times and cried out to the Lord and said,

Oh Lord my God, I pray. Let this child soul come back to him. How many times do you think Elijah was going to be willing to do that until the child came back to life?

He did it three times. I think he stopped when the child came back to life. It’s not like there’s a prescription in the law when a child dies and he wasn’t supposed to die yet.

Cry out to the Lord and lay on him three times. Elijah is seeking the Lord to do something and he’s persisting until the Lord does.

Jesus reminds the disciples as he teaches the disciples about the woman who could not receive justice from the judge,

and so she went back again and back again and back again until he tired of her and gave her the justice that she sought.

Jesus makes the analogy to God and the analogy to prayer and makes the point that persistence matters. Not that God doesn’t care,

not that God is, is blind to our thoughts and our prayers, but that our heartfelt persistence makes a difference to the Lord.

So Elijah does it time and time and time again. Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came back to him and he revived and Alijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother and Alijah said,

see your son lives. Then the woman said to Elijah, now by this I know that you are a man of God,

and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is the truth. What greater testimony could you find in all scripture then for one who’s not in Israelite,

not of the covenant of Abraham, not of the children of Israel, not of the descendants of Moses or Aaron or David,

to see what Elijah did to hand her son over to him and to allow him to take her son,

and then he brings him back alive and for her to say, now I know. Now I know you’re a man of God,

and now I know that every word you said about the Lord is true. You might think, well,

that’s just logical. It’s just logical that she sees that, that she recognizes that, that she admits to that,

that that’s just something to be dismissed. No, it’s not. What did the Jews declare about Jesus after he raised Lazarus from the dead,

they saw Lazarus. They saw the tomb. They waited outside with Mary and Martha for four days, and when Jesus leis raised Lazarus from the dead,

they said, we have to kill him.<inaudible> we need to not. Okay. Be ignorant of what sin does to someone’s heart.

It is for that reason in I think it’s Matthew chapter 11 if my memory serves me correctly or it’s Mark chapter 11 it’s one or the other where Jesus cries out against the cities of Israel because he says,

if these deeds that had been done here were seen in Sodom and Gomorrah, they would have repented. They were not so hard hearted.

They were not so set against God. They were not so established against rely against admitting what God was doing,

that they would have repented. And he says they will rise up in judgment against you because you saw these deeds and did not believe.

Let’s not fool ourselves into believing that just because this woman saw a miracle. Just because this woman’s son came to life,

men, it was a foregone conclusion that she was going to change and obey the Lord because many didn’t.

Let’s go through the questions. Question number one, uh, from chapter 17, verse one aligned to the prophet told Ahab,

King of Israel that there would be neither blank nor blank until he spoke Dew nor rain. There would be neither do nor rain.

Chapter 17 verses two and three, after telling Ahab of the drought, why did Elijah hide? Uh,

because the Lord told him to. Um, now we’re going to find out in chapter 18 that a have was seeking his life.

But the reason why he hid was because that’s what the Lord told him to do. Verse four, and verse six,

while Elijah was hiding from Ahab, what did he eat? What did he drink? He drank water from the Brook Cherith and he ate the meat and the bread that was brought by the Ravens.

Uh, number four, what was the widow’s reply to Elijah when he asked for bread? She replied that she had enough flour and enough oil left for one more meal and that her and her son were going to eat it and then die.

Describe Elijah’s instruction to the widow. He told her, make uh, in, in summary form. Make mine first and then there would be plenty.

Number five, what was Elijah’s promise to the widow concerning her flour and oil? And verse 14, the flower would never run out and the jar of oil would never run dry.

Number six, whom did the widow whose flour and oil never ran out blame for the death of her son.

She blamed Elijah. What did Elijah do when he begged God to return life to the son of the widow?

Question seven, he fell down on top of, or relayed himself, stretched himself out on top of the child three times and cried out to the Lord to bring the child back to life.

Appreciate your presence. And your time. Um, just a, an update on a personal note, uh,

for those, I know there are many who have been wondering where we’re at on the house. Uh,

the negotiations on the house fell through, so, uh, were nowhere on the house. Uh, we’re just gonna keep looking.

Uh, but we appreciate your thoughts and prayers and everyone who’s asked, uh, your thoughts and your concern and your prayers have been greatly appreciated.

Uh, we hope you’re doing well and we’re going to have another song and then a closing prayer and we appreciate your time and your presence this evening song before our closing prayer will be farther along.

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Father in heaven. Great and powerful is your name. We are thankful for you. We are thankful for what you bless us with each day.

We are thankful to be able to live stream tonight. This study. We are thankful for technology and,

and the ability to do this and pray that as we continue forward that we will be able to get back together soon and be in one place.

We pray that you watch over those that are struggling at this time with, uh, different sicknesses, um,

things that are, uh, those that are dealing with this coronavirus and, and pray that they will be able to get better soon.

We pray that you’d be with Francis and Sandy and, and pray that Sandy will be able to get better soon and back to a better health.

Thank you so much for what you do for us and watching over us each day. We are thankful for your word that we can go in to dig into and to learn your will for us.

We pray that we strive each day to be examples, to dig into your word and to, to know your will and you say we do pray.