The Living God: Gives Life

Sermon from CCM Fallowfield



This sermon was preached by Tim Simmonds at the Fallowfield site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday15th May 2022.



This sermon was based on 1 Kings 17:17-24.

Elijah Raises the Widow’s Son

17After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. 18And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” 19And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. 20And he cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” 21Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this child’s life come into him again.” 22And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” 24And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”


The Living God Gives Life

• When things get tough, what do you do?
• Pressure reveals who we are.
• How does Elijah & Sidon experience pressure?

Blaming God

• When life gets challenging, things piling up.
• Looking for God.
• Honesty with God.

The Picture of Jesus

• Praying for others, helping those in need.
• Jesus taking all the uncleanliness of the world.
• Living God heals and restores.

Recommended Resource(s)

Numbers 19:11
• Matthew 6:6


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