The Boy Samuel!

Many years ago, long before the time of Jesus, there was a man called Elkanah. In those days, men could have more than one wife, and he had two wives. One of his wives was called Peninnah, and she had some sons and daughters; but his other wife, Hannah, had no children. Many years ago, long before the time of …

David and Goliath

Many years ago, the king of Israel was a man called Saul. Just near Israel was another nation called the Philistines, and they were enemies of Israel. One day the Philistines came to fight with Israel. One one side of the valley were the Philistines in their tents made of skins, and on the other side of the valley were …

David Chosen to be King

Long, long ago, about 1000 years before Jesus was born, God gave Samuel the priest a message. God had chosen someone to be the king of Israel, and Samuel was to go and visit a family in Bethlehem.When he was there, God would tell him who it was He had chosen to be king. Long, long ago, about 1000 years …

Elijah – God’s Prophet

Elijah was a man who was very faithful to God, and he was a prophet; that means that God told him what to say to the people. One day God spoke to him and told him that there would be a drought in the land of Israel; for three years there wouldn’t be any rain or even any dew on …

Elijah and the prophets of Baal

Towards the end of the three years of drought which God had promised, Elijah was angry with the people of Israel because they followed a false god called Baal. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to prove which was the real God, was it the God of Israel or the god called Baal? Elijah said, “I am the only one …

Elisha

Elisha was a prophet of God, and he continued on with the work for God which Elijah had been doing. One day Elisha went to Shunem, a small town in northern Israel. A wealthy woman lived there, and she insisted that he have a meal with her and her husband. From then on, every time Elisha went through Shunem he …