Naaman is Cured (2 Kings 5)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: God welcomes repentant sinners but casts out the hypocrites.
In our bible story we learned:
1. The prophets of God are forgotten
2. God heals Naaman’s leprosy
3. Gehazi falls away
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Just as God healed Naaman, so we look to God for our healing. Peter tells us that we can be healed because of the finished work of Christ. Healing is possible for us because of what Jesus did on the cross. We look to God for our healing from the spiritual sickness of sin as well as physical sickness.
Elisha’s cleansing of Naaman’s leprosy points forward to Jesus and the healing of the lepers in his ministry. In Luke 4:27 Jesus says: “There were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
Naaman foreshadowed the plan of God to reach the Gentiles with the grace of the gospel.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 66 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: The strong faith of a little kid
Day 2: God’s love extends to all people on the earth
Day 3: Jesus heals us of our sin
Day 4: Not telling the truth
Day 5: The price Jesus paid to redeem us was His life.
Pray about it! Ask God to forgive you for not telling the truth and help you have similar faith like the little girl in the story.
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, November 4th.