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Elijah: The Chariots and the Horsemen of Israel

Instructor: Brad Wordell

In the face of invading idolatry, God declared war and raised up “the chariots and horsemen of Israel” to defend his glory and preserve his elect. Elijah and Elisha were those spiritual warriors (2 Kings 2:12 & 13:14) sent by God to powerfully proclaim law and gospel in word and deed. Using the inspired Hebrew text, participants in the Elijah course will carefully exegete numerous vignettes from his ministry. What timeless truths does a loving God reveal to his spiritual soldiers of today who also labor under the unceasing attacks of the evil one? Find comfort and confidence as you see God’s saving activity through the proclamation of the Word. We will explore the spiritual, political, and geographical context of the divided monarchy to understand the situation in which Elijah labored. A close look at 1 Kgs 17 - 2 Kgs 1 will reveal how brightly the Lord’s wisdom, power, and grace was shining in sin-darkened Israel. Salient points of Hebrew grammar and syntax will be reviewed. Class participants will apply the Elijah account to their own ministries and consider ways to preach and teach this amazing history.

Area of Study: Old Testament
Tuition: $400
Course Number: OT5181
Course Credits 1.0
Dates Term Location
01/23/2023 to 03/17/2023 Spring Online 2023 Online View Courses
10/18/2021 to 10/20/2021 2021 AZ/CA District Satellite AZ View Courses
06/07/2021 to 06/09/2021 Western Wisconsin Satellite District - (1 credit courses run from June 7-9, 2021 and 1.5 credit courses run from June 7-10, 2021) Online View Courses