The crowd was still and hushed as the words of the great prophet Elijah thundered down from Mount Carmel: “How long will you go back and forth between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him! If Baal be god, then follow him and be done with it!” From Elijah’s elusion of capture at the hands of King Ahab, to raising the dead son of the widow of Zarephath, to a showdown with the wicked priests of Baal. Elijah’s story shows the power of the true God of Israel.

Learn about this Bible hero from 1 Kings 17–18.