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Elijah the Tishbite

By F.W. Krummacher

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   1: Elijah's First Appearance - It is a brilliant description, my friends, which the Lord gives us of his true church here on earth, when, in the Song of Solomon, iv. 4. he says, "Th
   2: Elijah at the Brook Cherith - At that awful moment, when Israel stood at the brink of the Red Sea, perplexed which way to turn; while before them the deep waters roared, behind the
   3: The Departure for Zarephath - Once, when the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, he delivered them into the hands of the Midianites, a fierce and warlike people;
   4: Raising The Widow's Son at Zarephath - The portion of the narrative which we have now to contemplate, is a striking exemplification of that saying of our blessed Lord, "Every branch that be
   5: Elijah and Obadiah - "He must increase, but I must decrease," said John the Baptist, to his disciples, when he perceived with regret that their mistaken partiality would h
   6: Deliverance from the Mouth of the Lion - "Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob, either good or bad," was the injunction of Jehovah to Laban the Syrian, when he "so hotly pursued after" Jaco
   7: Elijah and the People at Mount Carmel - It was a remarkable but wise decision that Solomon made in an extremely difficult case, which was once brought before him. Two women came to him with
   8: The Decision at Mount Carmel - "To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts." So spake the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of David, to the thousands of Israel, Psa. xcv. 7, 8
   9: The Prayer on Mount Carmel - We have already had three remarkable instances, in Elijah's history, of the efficacy of the fervent prayer of a righteous man. First, "he prayed earne
   10: Flight Into the Wilderness - "He that cometh from heaven, is above all;" was the testimony of John the Baptist to the Messiah. And the course of our Lord's ministry confirmed this
   11: Visit Under the Juniper Tree - "Jerusalem is the city of the great king," saith the Lord, Matt. v. 35. Where is Jerusalem? Where tears of mourning after God start into the eye; wher
   12: Arrival at Mount Horeb - Many a true Christian has enjoyed luminous intervals in his life, which may be called his moments on Tabor. Such a interval was that experienced by Mo
   13: The Manifestation on Mount Horeb - The children of God in this world are in close and wonderful connexion with Christ their head, and with each other. This connexion consists not merely
   14: Renewed Mission - One of the most affecting and consoling narratives of the Old Testament, is that of the wonderful preservation of Moses in his infancy, Exod. ii. 1--1
   15: The Hidden Church - "I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people;" saith the Lord by the prophet Isaiah, Ixv. 19. These words give us an insight into the love of Go
   16: The Calling of Elisha - The manifold wisdom of our blessed Saviour, as seen in his intercourse with sinners; the consideration he showed for different shades of character, an
   17: Naboth's Vineyard - A woman of Canaan is mentioned, in the New Testament, as remarkable for her humble acknowledgment of unworthiness, and for the greatness of her faith
   18: Ahab's Repentance - The Scripture repeatedly speaks of a Book of Life; and St. Paul notices, Phil. iv. 3, the names of his fellow-labourer Clement and others, as inscribe
   19: The Journey to Ekron - "But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel," Isa. xIiii. 22. I scarcely know a more heart-affecting expressi
   20: The Preaching by Fire - The vital energy of the church of God upon earth manifests itself in a threefold activity, directed to the three great objects of self-renovation, uni
   21: The Work-Day Evening - Sacred history may be regarded as a Divine prediction, which is as yet only in part fulfilled. When we are grieved with the present sad and gloomy sta
   22: The Passage Through Jordan - "The king's daughter is all glorious within." In these sublime words, the inspired psalmist speaks of the true church of God on earth, Psa. xlv. 13. "
   23: The Great Request - We come now to behold Elijah arrived just at the consummation of his life of faith, and anticipating the perfect enjoyment of that glorious liberty wh
   24: The Ascension - The false and fashionable theology of the present day would not have occasioned the mischief it has done, had it not assumed so specious an appearance
   25: The Parting - Our Saviour, Mark xvi. 14, upbraided even his own disciples with their unbelief: and what does he in general speak more strongly against? For unbelief
   26: The Legacy - 2 KINGS II. 13--15. "He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; and he took the mantle
   27: Growth in Grace - We know how much depends upon the hands into which a new-born infant comes, and how greatly its health and vigour in after life is influenced by the t
   28: The Writing which Came to Jehoram from Elijah - An awful shipwreck of a royal vessel is recalled to our notice by the portion of Scripture selected for our present meditation. Let the wreck here pre
   29: The Mount of Transfiguration - There is perhaps none of the sons of fallen Adam to whom such a superabundance of honor has been granted, as to that man upon whose eventful history w
   30: The Holy Embassy - MATTHEW XVII. 3, 4. "And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is goo
   31: The Shechinah - "I am desolate!" complains the royal Psalmist, Psa. xxv. 16. Here he spoke truth; but not the whole truth. He felt himself desolate; but feelings may
   32: None But Jesus - It is much to be lamented that the Saviour is so little known to many, who yet are not utter strangers to him. Our acquaintance with him increases wit

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