Category Archives: Lessons from Elijah

03. Will we be cowardly or courageous?

Obadiah, courageous in face of possible death, risked being killed for obedience to God. An excellent role model, he respected the position of his wicked boss.

Doing right when it’s easier to do wrong

Obadiah was afraid, but he did the right thing

Read: 1 Kings 18:1-16

  1. Where was Elijah going when he met Obadiah? (He was going to see King Ahab — verse 1)
  2. Where was Obadiah going? (He was going through all the land looking for grass where the horses and mules could eat (verse 5)
  3. Why were they having a hard time finding pasture land for the animals? (verse 3)
  4. Who was Obadiah? (verse 3)
  5. What was Obadiah’s attitude toward God? (verse 3, 12b)
  6. What did Obadiah do to 100 prophets of the Lord when Jezebel wanted to kill them? (verse 4, 13)
  7. Why was Obadiah afraid to tell King Ahab that Elijah was come into the land? (verse 7-16 — King Ahab had been seeking everywhere for Elijah. Obadiah was afraid Elijah would leave before King Ahab could see him. Then Ahab might kill Obadiah because he let Elijah get away.)
  8. When Elijah promised to stay, what risk did Obadiah take in obedience to God’s command through the prophet Elijah? (He told Ahab even though he could have been killed if Elijah had decided to leave.)
  9. Obadiah loved God, but his boss, King Ahab, did not. Was Obadiah obedient and respectful to his wicked boss? (Yes — verse 5,6)
  10. Should we respect those in authority if they don’t always do what is right? (We can respect their position, and we can be obedient as long as we are not asked to do wrong ourselves.)

Next – Lesson 4: Who is to blame?


I chose the Contemporary English Version as the default translation for Lessons from Elijah. Its easy reading and accurate translation make the CEV an ideal version for children. For more information, see A Bible for children.

02. What will we do?

Leading children to follow Christ and trust him in life’s choices. Teaching kids that we have God’s best when we live by God’s plan and choose his way.

If we refuse to follow God, we miss his plans to meet our needs.

Elijah helps a widow and her son

Read: 1 Kings 17:7-24

  1. How did Elijah know what to do when the brook dried up? (verse 8).
  2. How do we know what to do when problems come? God will guide us to make the right decisions as long as we look to him (Read Proverbs 3:5-6).
  3. What did the widow woman tell Elijah when he asked for bread?
  4. The widow woman lived in Zarepath, a land where people worshipped other gods, not the real God. But they had heard about the real God. How did the widow woman show that she believed in the real God? (verse 14-15)
  5. How did god honor her faith? (verse 16)
  6. If she had refused to help Elijah, would he have been there to help her when her son died?
  7. Challenge Question: What does this teach us about refusing to obey God? (If we refuse to follow God’s plan for our lives, we miss out on the things God has planned to meet our needs.)
  8. What did the widow woman give God? (everything she had)
  9. What does God want us to give him? (everything)
  10. When we give God everything we have, what does he do for us? (He takes care of us.)

Next – Lesson 3: Will we be cowardly or courageous?


I chose the Contemporary English Version as the default translation for Lessons from Elijah. Its easy reading and accurate translation make the CEV an ideal version for children. For more information, see A Bible for children.

01. How big is God?

God is bigger than drought, famine, and storm. He sends rain and ravens to feed Elijah. Jesus stills the winds and the boat crosses safely. For moms, dads and teachers.

God is bigger than anything!

Sharing Jesus’ provision for food and care in life’s storms when your child is afraid

Read: 1 Kings 17:1-6

  1. Who gave Elijah the ability to stop the rain?
  2. When there is no rain, what happens? What is this called?
  3. Why did the ravens feed Elijah? (verse 4)

Read: Mark 4:35-39

  1. Challenge Question: Besides the fact that Jesus was on the boat, why else should they have known that they would get to the other side? (verse 35).
  2. Does God always keep His word?
  3. The ravens obeyed God. The storm obeyed God. What does this tell you about God?
  4. What problem do you have that God is big enough to solve?

Next – Lesson 2: What will we do?


I chose the Contemporary English Version as the default translation for Lessons from Elijah. Its easy reading and accurate translation make the CEV an ideal version for children. For more information, see A Bible for children.

00. Lessons from Elijah: devotions for teaching children – introduction

For children’s workers and parents – make God’s Word exciting for youngsters in home, Sunday School class, assembly programs, church, and children’s hour.

The best place to start is at home

Lessons I taught my children

When my children were small, I struggled to teach them from God’s word daily. I didn’t always accomplish this, but it was a constant goal. I tried to plan ahead, using either material written by someone else, or my own thoughts.

I found it most beneficial to them when I shared on their level the things God was teaching me in my own life. When I did, my enthusiasm and excitement made the material come alive for my children. Most of my own thoughts and devotions were items that were fresh on my heart, and I usually didn’t write them down before sharing with my children.

However, I do have a few things that I wrote to share with them. Perhaps these items will give you some ideas to develop your own devotional scenarios with your children from the things God is teaching you.

The devotions here are mostly in question format. I tried to arouse my children’s curiosity and stimulate their participation with questions. Between the lines, we had opportunity for discussion and learning as we shared together.

I wrote the Lessons From Elijah devotions while I was in Bible Study Fellowship studying the material on the major and minor prophets of the Bible.

Next – Lesson 1: How big is God?


I chose the Contemporary English Version as the default translation for Lessons from Elijah. Its easy reading and accurate translation make the CEV an ideal version for children. For more information, see A Bible for children.