Elijah’s Challenge

Elijah and the prophets of Baal -

The prophets of Baal have gathered for a showdown ,with Elijah calling to the people  to decide which god they will follow.  The prophets of Baal cried aloud and cut themselves to get their god’s attention…but there was no answer . (I wonder why!) Now Elijah prays to the only Living God “…Hear me, O Lord, that this people may know that YOU are  the LORD God… Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.  Now when the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!'”  (You will want to make a little “jacob’s ladder” under the people to portray and little fear and trembling…for a demonstration  for this technique go to “You-Tube” and check out “how to make a jacob’s ladder” uploaded by rostichery.)

You will need tissue paper and glue for the flames.

Abraham’s test

Abraham's test

This lesson includes a key verse of the Christian Faith. The stones on the worksheet page are to be cut-out and glued on the alter. If you have younger children you may have to precut the stones, ram, and the branch. A snack-size baggie will keep all your “set-ups” handy and easy to pass out. Please stress that Isaac was not a little boy as sometimes pictured in storybooks( probably in his 20-30’s)…  Abraham was thoroughly convinced that “God  was able to raise him up, even from the dead.”  Isaac had perfect trust  and was willing to submit himself to his loving Father’s will.(does this remind you of anyone else?)  Read the story in Genesis 22.