In 18:17, Ahab calls Elijah the “troubler of Israel” - implying that the drought is Elijah’s fault.  (When, in fact, it is Ahab’s fault.)  Do you ever feel tempted to point the finger and blame others, instead of taking responsibility and owning up to sin in your own life?  Why or why not?  How can we be working to overcome this tendency?

In 18:21, Elijah asks the people “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow him!  If Baal is God, then follow him!”  Do you ever find yourself wavering between faithfulness to God and loving the world?  How can we guard against this in our lives?

Why do you think God cares so much about being the only god that we love and serve and worship?  Why does he forbid worshipping other gods before him, or even alongside him?

In 19:9-18, God speaks to Elijah in a low whisper (and not through a strong wind, or an earthquake, or a fire).  What are some ways that God speaks to us today?  How can we be attuned, so that we can hear and listen to him when he speaks to us?

As you look at your life, and the lives of those around you, do you find that God works more often through extraordinary means (like the wind, earthquake, and fire)?  Or through the ordinary means of grace (like the quiet whisper)?  Why do you think that is the case?

What can we do to position ourselves so that the Lord can work in our hearts and lives through the ordinary means of grace? 

In 19:4, 19:10, and 19:14, Elijah is struggling with intense feelings of discouragement, despair, and depression.  (Even though he just experienced an incredible victory in 18:30-40!)  How can we guard against these kinds of feelings in our lives?  What can we do to fight for joy and courage, even when life is difficult?

How does God respond to Elijah in 19:15-18?  How are those words meant to serve as encouragement to him?