Fire from Heaven
1 Kings 18:1639
Elijah/Elisha Series: Lesson #3
Bible Verse: The LORD – he is God. 1 Kings 18:39
God is good to us. Psalm 73:1
God gives food to us. Psalm 136:25
Bible Story for children:
The LORD God is the one true God.
Prop ideas: Read this account from a Bible Storybook
Show Bible Drawings of Elijah praying
Stones and Wood
Focus on Part B. If time permits include Parts A & C for continuity with the previous
There had been no rain in the land of Israel for a long time, for over three
years. Not one drop. Not even any dew. The rain would not return to the
land until Elijah said it would. Elijah would not proclaim the end of the
drought until the LORD God told him to. This made the King Ahab very
mad. He was so mad that he wanted to hurt Elijah. God kept Elijah safe,
hiding him first in the Kerith Ravine and later in the town of Zarephath
with the widow and her son. Now it was time for the drought to end. God
spoke to Elijah, “Go to Ahab and I will send rain.” So Elijah went to find
When Elijah met with Ahab, Elijah said to him, “You have made trouble for
Israel and brought this drought on the land; for you have abandoned the
LORD God and His commands. You worship false gods and idols.” Elijah
told the king to gather all the people of Israel and go to Mount Carmel.
“Bring all the prophets of Baal and Asherah, all 850 of them.”
Ahab sent word throughout the land for the people to come to Mount
Carmel to meet with Elijah. He gathered the prophets of Baal and Asherah.
Elijah spoke to the people. “How long will you go back and forth between
God and Baal? Decide who is the true God and follow him. Bring two bulls
for a sacrifice. The many prophets of Baal may choose the one they want.
They can prepare it and place it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will do
the same. They can call on their god and I will call on my God. The one who
answers by fire is the one true God.”