Elijah – Part 1: The Making of a Godly Person. Small Group Curriculum

Series: Elijah
Sermon: Making of a Godly Person
Scripture: 1 Kings 17
Date: Nov. 14, 2021


Listen to a Worship song (If you need suggestions, you can use one from the YouTube Playlist for this week) or express something that you are thankful to God for.


  • Check In – How is everyone doing (good things, lessons learned, prayers answered)?


  • Think of someone you consider to be a true Christ follower.  What unique attributes of their character would you like to see in your own life? Why?
  • Read 1 Kings 17:1-3 God had more to do in Elijah before He could do more through Elijah. God is preparing each of us so that He can work through us. How have you seen God prepare you for His specific purposes throughout your life?
  • In verses 2-3, God led Elijah to a period of hiding in the Kerith Ravine. Kerith means “cut off or cut down.” Describe a painful experience that God used to shape you into who you are today.
  • Read 1 Kings 17:4-6 God taught Elijah to depend on Him daily for food and water. What are you daily trusting God for right now?
  • Describe a time in your life when things felt very desperate, but you saw God meet your needs. What did you learn from the experience?
  • Read 1 Kings 17:7-9 Describe a time when you decided to step out on faith and obey God even though that decision didn’t seem to make sense to you at the time. Did that experience strengthen your relationship with God? If so, how?
  • After the brook dried up, Elijah trusted God and moved on to Zarephath. Is there a “dry brook” in your life God is using to “motivate” you to move on to what He has next for you?
  • What step of faith do you need to take in your life?


Elijah was serving God in an environment that was not very accommodating to the things of God. How can we bring the message of Jesus in a hostile environment?


Just like Elijah, pain in our lives, can lead us to a total dependence on God and more intimate relationship with Him. Together, pray and ask God to help you see Him and depend totally on Him during the good times and the bad. Pray for any other concerns that your group has.

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