Season 2, Episode 1
For Thursday, August 6, 2015
“Observations from Under the Juniper Tree”
HOST: Andrew Crowe
In the inaugural episode of season 2, Andrew looks into the prophet Elijah, one of the greatest examples of a Biblical person who suffered from depression. This and future studies will look into his background as well as some peripheral information surrounding the text in 1 Kings 19.
Outline of this episode:
We will spend some time studying a prophet of the Bible who is known for many things.
o He proved God to be the true God in Israel (1 Kings 18).
o His prayer is an example used by James to show the power that ours can have (James 5:16-17).
o We often do not study another importance period of this prophet’s life.
o He shows us that while we will sometimes be up on the mountain, we may also find ourselves down in the valley.
He is the prophet of Elijah and we want to study a little about his time in 1 Kings 19.
o First time we read of him is in 1 Kings 17.
– Nothing is known of his parents.
– Jews think that he is a Levite or a priest.
o A few things have happened up to our point of study (1 Kings 18).
o 1 Kings 19:1-2 – Ahab tells Jezebel what has been done and she gives a threat to Elijah.
o 1 Kings 19:3 – Let’s be honest – we’d probably do the same thing.
o 1 Kings 19:4 – He came to rest himself under the juniper tree.
o It is this Elijah that we want to investigate.
He is one of the greatest examples of a Biblical person who suffered from depression.
Next week: We will observe some of the symptoms Elijah shows in 1 Kings 19.
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