Table Talk Questions – June 19th, 2020 Sermon – “What Are You Doing Here, Elijah?”

Questions for Family Discussion:

**If you are able, reading the entire story of Elijah is fascinating. You may want to take a couple of days to do so with your family.
1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 1-2
1.What are some things that cause you to be down in the dumps?
2.Have there been times during COVID-19 that have caused you to be depressed (sad, bored, lonely, angry, frustrated)? Why do you think that is?
3.Does God ever make fun of Elijah, or make him feel dumb for being down in the dumps? Why is that so important?
4.What are some of the things God does to help Elijah while he is down?
5.What are some things you can do right now that might help you put a smile on your face?
6.Who are some people you can talk to about what you are feeling? Who do you need to just go and laugh with?
7.How does knowing Jesus is coming back one day give you hope?

Questions for Group Discussion:

**The entire narrative of Elijah can be found in 1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 1-2
1.If you are familiar with Elijah and his story, what is your favorite part about Elijah?
2.Have you ever been depressed? Do you mind briefly sharing the circumstances?
3.How could Elijah have possibly gotten depressed after his major “God encounters”?
4.What did God NOT do when Elijah was so “down in the dumps” and whiny? Why is that so important?
5.What DID God do for Elijah to help him “snap” back into reality?
6.What are 2-3 specific actions you can take right now, based on what God provided for Elijah?
7.How does observing the Lord’s Supper give hope during such a difficult season?
8.How can you, as a group, get better at being a safe place for one another?
9.Who do you know who might need to hear how God helped Elijah with his depression?