Elisha was an Old Testament prophet during a very dark time in Israel's history. Yet his life and experiences as recorded in the book of 2 Kings have much to help us as Christians on our own life journeys. In the examples of Elisha and other characters in these Old Testament passages, we learn about faith, […]
Elisha was an Old Testament prophet during a very dark time in Israel’s history. Yet his life and experiences, as recorded in the book of 2 Kings, have much to help us as Christians on our own spiritual journeys. In the examples of Elisha and other characters in these Old Testament passages, we learn about faith, courage, obedience, contentment, greed, proper regard for God, prayer, justice for the oppressed, God’s compassion for the weak, God’s judgment, forgiveness, and love for one’s enemies. Elisha, the miracle worker, also points us to Christ in many remarkable ways. Notes are provided in each lesson for self-study, reflection, and as a resource to teach others.
This lesson is the second of a series on the life of Elisha. This lesson tackles two miracles Elisha performed. These miracles reveal much about God's heart and the kindness and sternness he shows to those to whom he wants to give life. Teaching Notes Elisha, Pt. 2: Healed Waters and a Bear Attack (2 […]
We pick up on part three of a series on the life of Elisha. The story of Elisha offers so much for us to learn. In this lesson, Elisha saves three kings (and Israel) from death, then turns and rescues a nameless widow and her sons. These stories reveal much about the heart of God […]
In 2 Kings, chapter 4, we read about a nameless woman from Shunem whose kindness to Elisha results in both a miraculous birth and her son being raised from the dead. This story has much to teach us about the heart of God, service to each other, and saving faith. Teaching Notes Elisha, Pt. […]
As the story of Elisha continues, we see the prophet work two miracles of provision for a group in need. We are then introduced to Naaman, a famous commander of the Syrian army, who also happens to be a leper. There are many gems to mine from these stories as we see God's power and […]
We pick up where we left off with the story of Naaman's healing, which some Christians through the centuries have viewed as a foreshadowing of baptism. We discuss one aspect of baptism, the power over death and the hope of eternal life. We then look at the story of Gehazi, who falls into the sins […]
In this story, the Syrian army surrounds the city to take Elisha. There with his servant, Elisha works a tremendous miracle with an unexpected twist. This lesson looks at the theme of spiritual blindness and the love God has for his enemies. Teaching Notes Elisha, Pt. 7: The Blind See (2 Kings 6:8-23) - […]