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How to Win the Battle and Lose the War

Elijah and the prophets of Baal is a famous Old Testament story.  I know some pastors who consider this one of their favorite Bible stories.  When Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to a show-down on Mount Carmel he was challenging their sacrificial cult.  Everybody at the time thought the gods wanted sacrifices - including Elijah.  But Jesus tells us, "go and learn what this means, I desire mercy - not sacrifice".  In "How to Win the Battle and Lose the War" we explore this famous story while keeping Jesus clearly in view.