When someone dies, we can think about a lot of things and those who speak can easily talk about someone’s achievements. It might do with their character, the business they have built up, their contribution to the family or even their work in the community. Yet, if you are a Christian, you want to hear […]
There can also be those, who like Ahab, think that you can lay in bed with the devil. That you can compromise on God’s truth. These people don’t look through the lens of Scripture to be their guide, but rather they think with their own human ability they can negotiate with the forces of evil. […]
I use to think this was a power encounter between God and Baal but that is wrong. Baal has no power. Rather God demonstrates his power here so that his covenant people would believe in him and worship him only.
You can then appreciate the place that Obadiah found himself in. He worked for Ahab, in fact he appeared to be one of his most trusted advisers, but he was also a believer in God. He stood between the most powerful man in the physical Kingdom of Israel, someone who could take his own life […]
In this series on 1 Kings we discover one disappointing king after another and in this sermon we come to the lowest point where King Ahab decides to institute the cult of Baal as the state religion. God, by his grace, however, doesn’t let him get away with it and sends his prophet to rebuke […]
King Ahab marks a new low in Israel’s relationship with God. There is the entry of a powerful woman, Jezebel, who brings her gods from Sidon to Samaria. There is no-longer any pretence that they are really worshipping God, as they have done in the past but now there is no room for God at […]