Elijah Sunday School Lesson

He was a good and honest man. Elijah was a holy and godly man. He was obedient and heard the voice of the Lord. He had a close relationship with the Lord. One day when Elijah was spending time with God, the Lord told him to go into the hills where he would find a river stream and that he must spend time there until God spoke to him again. 

Elijah found the stream that was filled with water, but soon found out that there was nothing to eat. Elijah had faith that God would supply for all his needs. 

God sent crows everyday with meat and bread; enough to supply him with food for each day. God looked after Elijah, and He will look after all our needs. God created Elijah to prepare the people of the coming of the Lord.

There was a king called Ahab, he did not believe in God, he served a false god called Baal. God told Elijah to go and tell the people of Baal that he challenges them to a test. 

Two altars were built; one to God and the other to Baal. The people of Baal shouted to their god to send down fire for many hours, but because their god was dead, nothing happened. 

Then Elijah took twelve stones to show the tribes of the sons of Jacob and said “Israel shall be your name.” Then he built an altar in the name of the Lord and made a trench around the altar. 

He prepared the altar with wood, and cut a bull into pieces and laid it on the wood, he even soaked it with four jars of water. 

He prayed out once to God and the fire came down and burned the offering. When the people saw this, they fell on their faces and repented and knew that God was the true God and that He hears all our prayers.

Elijah also helped a widow, during this time there was no rain in the land and very little food. Elijah met a widow and spoke to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as I have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.” And this she did and God kept to His promise.

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Verse of the Day

Malachi 4: 5

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

1 Kings 17: 14

For 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.”

1 Kings 17: 13

And Elijah said to her: “Do not fear, go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterwards make some for yourself and your son.”

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Elijah Sunday School Lesson

Questions and Answers

Q. Did Elijah go hungry at the river stream?

A. No, God commanded the crows to feed Elijah.

Q. What food did the crows bring?

A. Meat and bread.

Q. Did the widow have lots of food to give?

A. No, she only had food for her son and for herself.

Moral of the Story

We need to trust God in all circumstances and to know that God wants to help us in our daily walk with him, in small things and big things. He is waiting on us to trust Him completely.

The Meaning of Words

Q. What is a false god?

A. A dead Idol or an image that is worshipped or given more importance than God.

Q. What is a trench?

A. An area where water can collect.

Elijah Coloring Pages

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Right-click to download the coloring picture of Elijah and the burning altar.
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Right-click to download the coloring picture of Elijah and the ravens.

Elijah Sunday school Craft
Making the Ravens

Plans on website, black cardboard paper, black marker, pritt glue, wood glue, kebabs sticks, scissors, polystyrene blocks, ear buds and cotton.

Step by step video below...

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Step by step video about how to make the ravens...

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Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.

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