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This morning in Children at IBC, we began a new unit on the prophets, Elijah and Elisha. We specifically dug into a story from 1 Kings 17, where Elijah stays with a widow and her son. As a prophet, Elijah, is charged with sharing messages he receives from God, whether good or bad. And at the beginning of chapter 17, there is some not-so-great news. Elijah announces a famine for Israel, which makes the next part of the story all the more fantastic. God sends Elijah to stay at the house of a widow and her sick son. She has very little in the way of provisions, and yet the Lord tells her through Elijah that "the flour jar will not become empty and the oil jug will not run dry", which they never did. In verse 17, the son's health declines, and he stops breathing. The widow expresses her grief and frustration with Elijah, who pleads with God to revive him. And the Lord answers Elijah's prayer. These miracles are foreshadowings of Jesus who would come to bring the bread of life and bring life eternal for all who believe in him.  As usual, there are some question starters below.

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Some questions to extend the conversation:


  1. If you you only had a little bit of your food, would it be hard to trust that God would make the food last if you shared it with another person? Why or why not? What would it take to trust God's provision? 
  2. What is your reaction to the widow's son dying and coming back to life after God's  intervention? Why do you think it happened the way it did?


  1. What happens when the food in your pantry runs out? Why didn't the widow's flour and oil run out?
  2. What is a miracle? Who performs miracles? 

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