Today we are going to conclude our Great Battles of the Bible series. You might remember that we started this series with the Sunday School Classic – Joshua & the Walls of Jericho. From there we went to the not-so-familiar story of Jonathan & his armor-bearer. Then we talked about our most memorable character of this series – King Snack-of-ribs (that is, King Sennacherib) and his attack on King Hezekiah in Jerusalem. Then finally last week, we talked about Elisha and his practical joke on the Arameans. And through all that, we’ve learned (or at least have been reminded of) many different things about the character of God. We’ve learned that God is sovereign and that He is the one who directs all the affairs of man. We’ve learned that God cares about individuals as well as nations and He intervenes on our behalf. We’ve even learned that God has a sense of humor and He does things that are totally unexpected.
Well, today we’ve got one more story to look at and I trust that we can learn one more thing from this Great Battle of the Bible.
Now before we get started this morning, I have to make a clarification.
Table of contents for Great Battles of the Bible
- Joshua & the Battle of Jericho
- Jonathan, His Armour-bearer, Six Hundred Men with Pitchforks…And God.
- Hezekiah & Sennacherib
- Elisha’s Practical Joke
- Elijah & the Stand-Off at Mount Carmel