Elijah’s Plea

November 9, 1884

Elijah's Plea   “Let it be known that I have done all these things at thy word.”— 1 Kings xviii. 36.   THE acts of Elijah were very singular. It had not been known from the foundations of the earth that a man should shut up the doors of the rain for the space of three years. Yet Elijah …

1 Kings:18:36

Obadiah; or, Early Piety Eminent Piety

October 19, 1884

Obadiah; or, Early Piety Eminent Piety   “I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth.”— 1 Kings xviii. 12.   I SUSPECT that Elijah did not think very much of Obadiah. He does not treat him with any great consideration, but addresses him more sharply than one would expect from a fellow-believer. Elijah was the man of action— …

1 Kings:18:12

The Still Small Voice

July 9, 1882

The Still Small Voice   “And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went cut, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, …

1 Kings:19:12-13

No Quarter

June 30, 1872

No Quarter   “Elijah said unto them, take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.”— 1 Kings xviii. 40.   ELIJAH may be called the iron prophet; he was a man stern and brave, who flinched not to deliver his Master’s message at all hazards. It was meet that such a man should be raised up …

1 Kings:18:40

God’s Witnesses

August 13, 1865

God's Witnesses   “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant, whom I have chosen.”— Isaiah 43:10.   YOU, most of you, know that I am incessantly engaged every hour in the week either in preaching the gospel or in endeavouring to discharge the multifarious duties connected with this immense Church. Now I always look upon my …


Elijah’s Appeal to the Undecided

May 31, 1857

Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided   "How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: if Baal, then follow him."—1 Kings 18:21        It was a day to be remembered, when the multitudes of Israel were assembled at the foot of Carmel and when the solitary prophet of the Lord came forth …

1 Kings:18:21