By Michael Julian
Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, Kenton
Focal Passage: I Kings 16:29-33; 17:1-6
We are embarking on a new study for the remainder of this quarter. We will walk through the exciting life and times of Elijah the prophet, particularly his dealings with Ahab and Jezebel, and then his passing the mantle on to Elisha.
Elijah’s name means Yahweh is God. And this is exactly what we see demonstrated in his life. But, we must be careful not to make a superhero out of Elijah.
Don’t get me wrong. Elijah stands out as a giant in the Scripture. His significance spans throughout the Bible. At one point, we witness Elijah boldly standing against the prophets of Baal and whipping them on Mt. Carmel, and then at another point we are cowardly running with Elijah like a whipped dog out into the wilderness fleeing the murderous threats of Jezebel. [Read more…]