oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Evangelism via power and lifestyle. Elijah's method in 1 Kings 17
|Article Title||Evangelism via power and lifestyle. Elijah's method in 1 Kings 17|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, Potchefstroom, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2003|
|Pages||293 - 304|
|Keyword(s)||Accuracy of theology, Compassion, Elijah as evangelist, Hospitality to stranger, Intercessor, Miracles, Verbal self-justification, Willingness to share and Zarephath|
Elijah bursts into Israel's history in 1 Kings 17 without any introduction. Lacking patrimony, pre-history, and the appositive prophet, he nonetheless immediately establishes himself as the nation's pre-eminent spokesman for God. True to the meaning of his name - My God is Yahweh - Elijah proclaims the sovereignty, exclusivity, and power of the God of Israel. His interaction with the three people in the chapter - Ahab, king of Israel, the widow of Zarephath, and her son - show him as a versatile evangelist. He evangelises via words, miracles, rand lifestyle and thereby serves as one model of evangelism in the biblical text.
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