The life of Elijah (ages 11-14)

The life of the prophet Elijah is an amazing story--filled with danger and difficulty but also amazing experiences of the power of the Lord.

Learn about the major episodes of Elijah's life and what they mean for us today. This great Sunday school series can be used alone or in conjunction with the adult Living Courageously Journey program. See other Youth Journey Programs.

Lesson 1 -Elijah Is Fed by Ravens

Elijah did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. I Kings 17:5-6

Week 1 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 2 - The Widow Feeds Elijah

Thus says the Lord God of Israel: "The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth." So the widow went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. I Kings 17:14-15

Week 2 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 3 - Elijah Saves the Widow's Son

Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. I Kings 17:22-23

Week 3 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 4 - Elijah Calls Fire from Heaven

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 all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!" I Kings 18:38-39

Week 4 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 5 - Elijah in the Cave

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains...but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. I Kings 19:11-12

Week 5 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 6 - Elijah Confronts Ahab

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord...." When Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went about mourning. I Kings 21:20,27

Week 6 lesson materials (PDF)

Lesson 7 - Elijah Is Carried to Heaven

Suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire...and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Now Elisha saw it, and he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!" And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him. II Kings 2:11-13

Week 7 lesson materials (PDF)