Free online resources based on the Biblical story of Elijah. Elijah’s story can be found in the Bible in the book of 1 & 2 Kings. See below for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for this wonderful prophet.
Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months. [I Kings 17:1.]
And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. [I Kings 18:42-45.] — James 5:17-18 <AMP>
From a showdown on Mount Carmel with 850 pagan prophets, to bringing a child back from the dead, Elijah is regarded as one of Israel’s greatest prophets. He is one of only two people in the Bible who never died, instead he was miraculously carried into heaven by a chariot of fire. Elijah was also present with Moses at Jesus’ transfiguration. He spoke God’s Word and the rain stopped for three years, only returning after Elijah’s prayer.
God sent Elijah to Israel because their sin had cut off God’s Blessing from their lives. Elijah boldly told the people to choose between God or idols. It seems like an easy choice to make: a living, loving God who has promised to provide everything, or a lifeless, worthless stone idol. But the idols allowed the people to be god’s over their own lives and fulfill all their sinful desires.
Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.’” 1 Kings 17:13-14 <NIV>
Read Elijah’s Story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Elijah – Key Events In His Life
1 Kings 17:1 – Elijah announces the coming drought to King Ahab.
1 Kings 17:2-7 – God commands the ravens to feed Elijah.
1 Kings 17:8-16 – A widow’s meal and oil feeds Elijah.
1 Kings 17:17-24 – Elijah raises a widow’s son back from death.
1 Kings 18:1-40 – Elijah’s showdown on Mount Carmel with the pagan prophets.
1 Kings 18:1-41-46 – Elijah prays for rain and ends the drought.
1 Kings 19:1-8 – An angel feeds Elijah.
1 Kings 19:9-18 – God speaks to Elijah on Mount Sinai in a gentle whisper.
1 Kings 19:19-21 – Elijah anoints Elisha as his replacement.
2 Kings 2:1-18 – Elijah is taken to heaven in a chariot of fire.
Bible References to Elijah – General
2 Chronicles 21:12-15 – Elijah’s letter to Jehoram
Luke 4:24-26 – Jesus references Elijah helping the widow of Zarephath.
Romans 11:2-4 – Paul references Elijah’s complaint to God that he was the only prophet left in Israel.
James 5:17-18 – James explains that Elijah was just like us, but his faith and prayer stopped the rain for three years and six months.
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about Elijah.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Elijah’s Story
Elijah & the Miraculous Jar of Oil – Bible Stories for Kids by Paul Dallgas-Frey
Elijah and the Alter – The Utility Room: God’s Great Water Heater
Elijah – Elijah’s story from the Bible in simple language
Elijah – The story of Elijah in three parts
Wake Up Your God – The story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Elijah, The Widow and the Bread – The story of the never ending oil and flour
Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on Elijah’s Story
Rockwell’s Dream – The story of the ravens that fed Elijah.
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for Elijah’s Story
Elijah on Mount Carmel – A coloring page
Elijah Is Fed By Ravens – A coloring page
Elijah and the Ravens – A poem about Elijah
Rockwell’s Dream Poem – A poem based on the children’s story of the same name about the ravens that fed Elijah.
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Elijah
Chariot of Fire – A Bible lesson based on 2 Kings 2:7-12, the story of Elijah passing his mantle to Elisha and preparing his follower to continue the Lord’s work.
Rockwell’s Dream – A Bible lesson based on this story
The Ravens Bring Food to Elijah – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages
Elijah Helps a Poor Widow – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages
Elijah Defeats the Prophets of Baal – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages.
The Still Small Voice – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages
Elijah Chooses Elisha – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages
Elijah Is Taken To Heaven – A Bible lesson, coloring page and activity pages
Elijah and the Ravens – Bible lesson ideas
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Elijah
Elijah – Links to additional Elijah resources
Elijah – Bible lessons, crafts, recipes and other ideas
Elijah – Sermon notes from Stewarton Bible School, Stewarton, Scotland
Trust in the Lord; or The Story of Elijah and the Ravens – Written in 1848 by William A. Alcott
Still Small Voice – (2 Kings 2:1-2, 2:6-14; Luke 9:51-62) – An article by Peter S. Hawkins professor of religion at Boston University
The Chariot of Fire – Images of Elijah on the Internet based on 2 Kings 2:1-18
Elijah Fed By Ravens – A 1620 painting by Guercino
Elijah Fed By The Ravens – A c. 1510 painting by Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
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