Trust in God and His Prophet
2 Kings 2-7 | July 4-10
Elijah was taken up to heaven and Elisha became the next prophet. Elisha had great faith and performed many miracles with the power of God. Naaman, captain to the king of Syria, was suffering with leprosy. One of the maids in Naaman’s household encouraged Naaman to go to Elisha to be healed. Naaman went to see Elisha and Elisha asked him to wash himself in the River Jordan seven times. Naaman was offended, but his servant convinced him to try. Naaman humbled himself and did as Elisha the prophet had asked. He was healed of his leprosy and knew that Elisha was a prophet of God.
Read and Discuss
“And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel”
- Why didn’t Naaman trust in Elisha’s instructions to cure his leprosy?
- Why did Naaman need to be humbled before he could be healed?
- How do we learn to trust in the Lord?
- Who is the Prophet today?
- How can we follow his counsel?
“The prophet’s voice, while spoken kindly, will often be a voice asking us to change, to repent, and to return to the Lord. When correction is needed, let’s not delay. And don’t be alarmed when the prophet’s warning voice counters popular opinions of the day. The mocking fireballs of annoyed disbelievers are always hurled the moment the prophet begins to speak. As you are humble in following the counsel of the Lord’s prophet, I promise you an added blessing of safety and peace.” Neil L. AndersenGET THE FULL LESSON >
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Retell the story of Naaman’s healing with these paper figures and watch Naaman’s “leprosy” be washed away.
These fun and fruity heart shaped treats are a reminder to trust in God with all our hearts.
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