Studies in the Life of Elijah

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Studies
in the Life of Elijah

by
J. Hampton Keathley III
hamptonk3@bible.org
Biblical Studies Press
www.bible.org
1995

J. Hampton Keathley III, Th.M. is a 1966 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former pastor of 28 years. Hampton currently writes for the Biblical Studies Foundation and on occasion teaches New Testament Greek at Moody Northwest (an extension of Moody Bible Institute) in Spokane, Washington. Unless otherwise noted, Scripture is taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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Contents

Preface1
Lesson 1: Introduction and Historical Setting3
Lesson 2: The Man Elijah (1 Kings 17:1)9
Lesson 3: The Message of Elijah (1 Kings 17:1)14
Lesson 4: Testings By the Brook (Part 1) (1 Kings 17:2-7)20 Lesson 5: Testings By the Brook (Part 2) (1 Kings 17:4-7)28 Lesson 6: Testings and Ministry at Zaraphath (1 Kings 17:8-16)36 Lesson 7: The Death and Resurrection of the Widow’s Son (1 Kings 17:17-24)43 Lesson 8: The Word of the Lord Comes to Elijah (1 Kings 18:1-6)49 Lesson 9: Elijah Ministers to Obadiah (1 Kings 18:7-15)54 Lesson 10: Elijah Meets and Rebukes Ahab (1 Kings 18:16-19)59 Lesson 11: When One Becomes a Majority (1 Kings 18:19-22)64 Lesson 12: The Ineffectual Prayers of the Baal Priests (1 Kings 18:23-29)69 Lesson 13: The Prayers of Elijah (1 Kings 18:30-46)74

Lesson 14: The Vulnerability of Victory (1 Kings 19)82
Lesson 15: The Crisis of Elijah (1 Kings 19:4-14)87
Lesson 16: The Restoration of Elijah (1 Kings 19:5-18)95
Lesson 17: Taking Up Your Mantle (1 Kings 19:19-21)100
Lesson 18: The Translation of Elijah--Part 1 (2 Kings 2:1-11)105 Lesson 19: The Translation of Elijah--Part 2 (2 Kings 2:1-11)109 Appendix A: The Doctrine of Suffering114
Appendix B: Hindrances to Prayer119

Preface

This series of lessons is a devotional study on the life of the prophet Elijah. The objective is to provide practical insight into the doctrinal and spiritual significance and meaning of his life. As a man of like passions with us, his life sheds light on the greatness of the God of the Bible, His purposes, and His love and care for His people in a world in desperate need of the saving message of Jesus Christ. The story of Elijah also reflects the need of God’s people to walk with Him by faith through the privilege of prayer and the knowledge of His Word. The messages of these studies stem from the heart and from years of study and shepherding God’s...
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