At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 1 King 18:36-37
This week we look at an Old Testament story that could be a Hollywood production. It has drama, tension, a showdown, pyrotechnics, and an amazing twist. 1 Kings 18:20-40 is about a showdown between the prophets of Baal and the prophet Elijah, who is the prophet of the Lord. The people of God were living a double life. They were professing that they belonged to God but they were serving another god. Elijah in this showdown, makes them choose between God and false gods. Who will they choose?
Our text for this week reminds us that we must choose between serving the one true God and false gods or idols. Join us this Sunday as we find out what it means, “When God Shows Up, Idols Are Made Foolish.”