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Lessons from the Old Testament: Elijah

Oct 19, 2014, Author: Pastor Keith Wilson

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Lessons from the Old Testament: Elijah. October 15, 2014

 
“Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 1 Kings 18:37

The Life of Elijah

The Famine (1 Kings 17:1-6)

-God had a plan to provide for Elijah during Israel’s famine, and Elijah simply obeyed.

The Widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7-16)

– Again, Elijah simply obeys. And again God’s Word proves to be true and trustworthy.

The Widow’s Son Dies (1 Kings 17:17-24)

-In verse 20, Elijah “Cries out to the Lord”.
-Verse 22, God hears Elijah’s cry for help.

*This demonstrates to us that God hears our prayers. And, that God is a God of compassion.

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:18-39)

-In verse 18 we see that Elijah’s faith in God enables him to have courage where others have let their fears control them.
-Despite the prophets’ best attempts, no one heard them and no one responded.
-After Elijah steps up and prepares his altar, he prays to God and God answers dramatically.
-The end result is that all the people knew and confessed “The LORD, He is God!”