Building an altar

● Welcome everybody
● Start with an icebreaker –

1. Pray: Open with prayer
2. Read: Elijah builds an altar for the Lord – 1 Kings 18
● 1 Kings 18:21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow
him.” But the people said nothing.
● 1 Kings 18:30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.”
● 30b … They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down.
● 1 Kings 18:3 Elijah took twelve stones …
● 1 Kings 18:32 With the stones, he built an altar in the name of the Lord
● 1 Kings 18:36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed … let it be known today that you are God…and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.
● 1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the Lord fell …
3. Watch the short message by Renaldo Barnard
4. Discussion:
1) Why do you think God asked Elijah to build this altar?
2) Why do you think Elijah had to build the altar this way?

Worship –
Spend time in God’s presence through Praise and Worship.

This week: Think about the altar that God is asking you to build:
● Think about why you need to build it.
● Think about how you need to build it.