Old Testament Miracle Workers

Among the non-writing prophets in the Old Testament, surely the greatest were Elijah and Elisha.  They ministered in the godless Northern Kingdom of Israel from the reign of Ahab to that of Jehoash, a period of almost seventy-five years, continually reminding the people of the power and goodness of God and calling them to turn from their idols and worship the Lord.  James tells us that Elijah was a man like us (James 5:17), so we can learn much from his experiences with the Lord and with God’s people, and both prophets performed miracles that foreshadowed those done by Christ during His earthly ministry.  They showed God’s love and power to kings and widows, Israelites and Gentiles, and demonstrated by their actions and prophecies God’s sovereignty over all people.  The study of their lives and ministries is the most recent one added to the Adult Sunday School lessons available through this website.