The Invitation

The Invitation

1 Kings 19:19-21The Message (MSG)
19 Elijah went straight out and found Elisha son of Shaphat in a field where there were twelve pairs of yoked oxen at work plowing; Elisha was in charge of the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak over him. 20 Elisha deserted the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Please! Let me kiss my father and mother good-bye—then I’ll follow you.” “Go ahead,” said Elijah, “but, mind you, don’t forget what I’ve just done to you.” 21 So Elisha left; he took his yoke of oxen and butchered them. He made a fire with the plow and tackle and then boiled the meat—a true farewell meal for the family. Then he left and followed Elijah, becoming his right-hand man.

I. The Invitation Requires Commitment
A. The Invitation Went Out
B. The Cost Of Commitment

II. When We Commit God Connects

A. The Invitation Connects “Your Today” With “God’s Tomorrow”
B. It Connects What You Were, To What You Were Meant To Be

III. Invitation leads to/is connected to Elevation, participation, destination