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The God Who Answers By Fire

These are days when the spirit of Elijah must prevail so we can seek God’s holiness, truth, and justice.
This sermon is part of the sermon series "Global Preaching Voices ". See series.

Introduction

Read 1 Kings 18:16-46

I want to praise God very much for Jesus who came into my heart when I was eighteen. I was [raised in the church]. My father had gone to mission school and he brought back the word of God and took us to church. We learned a lot. I knew the Bible and I read it from Genesis to Revelation so many times. I loved the stories, but I didn't know the God of the Scriptures. I sang his hymns, but I didn't see his face. I heard his word, but it didn't mean a lot to me, apart from enjoying what I could enjoy and leaving what I didn't like. But when Jesus came into my heart, he opened the door for me to know one thing: that I am related to God through Jesus, and I am a child of God. God knows me by name; God knows my beginning and my end, and God knows everything about me and I cannot hide. But I know God loves me and God has given me a portion with Jesus Christ, and since then (I am now 55), Jesus has meant so much to me. I come as a brother in the Lord Jesus Christ. I come to share with you the life in the Lord Jesus Christ.

I served as the Archbishop in the church of Uganda. There are about eight or nine million Anglican Christians in Uganda—out of a total population of 25 million people. The Anglican church in Uganda was born in 1877 and has seen so much, right from the beginning. Many of our people were killed because of their faith in Jesus Christ. We even killed an English bishop who was coming to us. We have been a people who have known what it is to pay a price for this faith that was given to us. And, we are also very grateful to the western church for bringing the gospel to us. Once upon a time, we were a dark continent. Beloved, today the light of the gospel is in all four corners of ...

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Henry Luke Orombi is the former Archbishop of the (Anglican) Church of Uganda and the former Bishop of Kampala.

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Sermon Outline:

Introduction

I. The God of Elijah

II. The God who asks for everything

III. The God who answers

IV. The God who comes with fire