Elisha's Ministry (2 Kings 4:1-37)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Elisha’s life and ministry point to Jesus.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Elisha multiplies the oil
2. Elisha opens the womb of a barren woman
3. Elisha raises the dead son
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
God uses Elisha to multiply a widow’s oil, to give a wealthy woman a son, and now here in this story, to raise her son after he dies. The miracles that Elisha performs illustrate God’s power and point to the day when God would send another prophet even greater than Elisha.
When Jesus comes, he also performs miracles. He turns water into wine and multiplies a few fishes and loaves of bread to feed a crowd of more than five thousand. Jesus heals the sick and even raises the dead. Jesus also dies on the cross for our sins and is raised from the dead so that we can have new life. The new life God gave the young boy through Elisha is a small hint of the new life God gives to all his children.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 65 which starts on page 437 in the Long Story Short devotional. Take a look below of the topics of each day this week to prepare you for your time with your family.
Day 1: Trust in the Lord despite circumstances
Day 2: The miracle of life
Day 3: God brings dead things to life
Day 4: God’s power over all creation
Day 5: Faith in Jesus removes fear of death
Pray about it! Think of ways that God has been kind to your family. Thank God for His kindness.
Scripture memory THIS SUNDAY!
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering THIS Sunday, October 7th.