12-9-18 Message Notes “God With Us” Part 2

Pastor Greg Beatty

Title: “God with us…In the Wilderness”

Text:  1 Kings 19:1-12

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

  • We may enjoy God on the mountaintops but we get to know Him intimately in the valleys.

“Wilderness” = place of testing, trials, hardship and wandering.

  • The wilderness often follows the mountaintop.
  • Your deepest need becomes a gift when it drives you to depend on God.

James 5:17 “Elijah was a man just like us…”

How to get through the wilderness…1 Kings 19:5-12

  • Rest your body and replenish your spirit.
  • Spend time with God and listen to His voice.
  • Develop relationships with people who will encourage
  • Focus on God, not your circumstances. Hebrews 12:1-2
  • God whispers because He is always close!

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

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