Meet God's Prophet of Fire A Simple, Strange Man The Bible often provides extensive genealogies and background information on its key players. However, little is known about one particular man’s background—the prophet Elijah. His name can be translated “Yahweh is my God” or “Jehovah is my strength.” This may explain why Elijah typically worked alone; he derived strength … [Read more...] about Who Was Elijah?
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Every time I visit the Holy Land, I marvel at the miracle of the reestablishment of the nation of Israel. I can walk where Abraham walked, stroll through fields where the shepherds watched their flocks by night, and sail across the Sea of Galilee where our Lord stilled the storm. The birth of the modern state of Israel, which I believe paves the way for the end times, is a … [Read more...] about Profile of Two Revelation Informants – Daniel and John
One Man Against the World - 1 Kings 18:1-40 In our day and age, have you ever felt as if everyone is against us, as Christians? With immorality spreading, does it feel like many people are against the truth of the Bible? Elijah felt the same in his day. In the time of Elijah, the nation of Israel was ruled by King Ahab, who did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord, along with … [Read more...] about 4 Lessons From Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Recognizing the Women God Chose to Include in His Story of Redemption Quick—name three women who were prominent in the early days of American history and three who have been prominent in the modern era. From the early days we might note Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Betsy Ross. (Can you name more? See the 2008 book by an influential female journalist, Cokie Roberts, … [Read more...] about Women in the Bible
Why did God anoint David, a shepherd boy, as king? As a young boy, David spent time in the hills of Bethlehem watching over the sheep for his father. This may seem like an insignificant, quiet occupation for a young boy, but that's where God prepared David for his future role as king of Israel. As he learned what it meant to be responsible for the sheep in his fold and to care … [Read more...] about 4 Questions You’ve Been Asking About King David, Answered