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Elijah and Elisha. ILLC 8 th Grade Sunday School. Elijah and Elisha. Vocabulary Idolatry – the worshipping of a false god or image. Miracle – an amazing event that cannot be explained by the laws of nature. . Elijah and Elisha. Elijah – “My God is God Himself” 865 – 850 BC = 15 years

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elijah and elisha

Elijah and Elisha

ILLC 8th Grade Sunday School

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Elijah and Elisha
  • Vocabulary
    • Idolatry – the worshipping of a false god or image.
    • Miracle – an amazing event that cannot be explained by the laws of nature.
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elijah – “My God is God Himself”
    • 865 – 850 BC = 15 years
  • Elisha – “God is salvation or savior”
    • 850 - ???
  • Baal – The Canaanite god of storm, rain, and fertility.
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Main Points of our Lesson
    • 1. Elijah and Elisha left no written works but God made Himself known through their miracles and symbolic actions.
    • 2. Gain an understanding as to the time period in which these prophets lived.
    • 3. Gain an understanding as to the idols and idolatry that exist in our time.
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elijah – His life
    • Rebukes Ahab 1 K 17:1
      • Omri, Ahab’s father, wanted Israel to worship both God and Baal.
      • Jezebel Ahab’s queen wanted the people to worship Baal only.
    • Hides by the brook Cherith 1 K 17:3
    • Fed by ravens 1 K17:4-7
    • Fed by a widow woman 1 K 17:8-16
    • Overthrows the prophets of Baal 1 K 18:17-46
      • Baal did not, could not, answer his worshippers.
      • The prophets of Baal were put to death.
    • Translated to heaven without dieing 2 K 2:1-15
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elijah – Miracles he performed
    • Widows oil – 1 K 17:14-16
    • Dead child raised – 1 K 17:17-24
    • Brings rain – 1 K 18:41-45
    • Causes fire to consume sacrifices – 1 K 18:24-38
    • Causes fire to consume soldiers – 2 K 1:10-12
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elijah – His prophecies
    • Drought – 1 K 17:1
    • Ahab's destruction – 1 K 21:17-29
    • Ahaziah’s death – 2 K 1:2-17
    • Plague – 2 Chronicles 21:12-15
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elijah - His Significance
    • Prophecy of his coming – Mal. 4:5,6
    • Appears with Christ – Math. 17:1-4
    • John the Baptist compared to – Luke 1:17
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elisha- His Life
    • Succeeds Elijah – 1 K 19:16
    • Follows Elijah – 1 K 19:19-21
    • See Elijah translated – 2 K 2:1-12
    • Is recognized as a prophet – 2 K 2:13-22
    • Mocked by some boys – 2 K 2:23-25
    • Deals with kings – 2 K 3:11-20
    • Helps two women – 2 K 4:1-17
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elisha – Miracles he performed
    • Divides the Jordan – 2K2:14
    • Purifies water – 2K2:19-22
    • Increases widows oil – 2K4:1-7
    • Raises Shunammite’s son – 2K4:18-37
    • Neutralizes poison – 2K4:38-41
    • Multiples bread – 2K4:42-44
    • Heals Naaman the leper – 2K5:1-19
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elisha’s Miracles continued
    • Inflicts Gehazi with leprosy – 2 K 5:26,27
    • Causes ax head to float – 2 K 6:6
    • Reveals secret counsels – 2 K 6:8-12
    • Opens servants eyes – 2 K 6:13-17
    • Smites Syrian army with blindness – 2 K 6:18-23
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Elisha – Prophecies
    • Birth of a child – 2 K 4:16
    • Abundance – 2 K 7:1
    • Prince’s death – 2 K 7:2
    • Great famine – 2 K 8:1-3
    • Ben-hadad’s death – 2 K 8:7-15
    • Joash’s victories – 2 K 13:14-19
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Do we have false gods or idols in our time?
  • If so, what are some?
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Elijah and Elisha
  • Review Main Points of our Lesson
    • 1. Elijah and Elisha left no __a___ but God made Himself known through their __b___ and __c___ actions.
      • A. written works B. Miracles and C. Symbolic actions
    • 2. What was the main spiritual battle that Elijah and Elisha fought in their time?
      • Against idolatry.
    • 3. What are some examples of idols in our time?
    • 4. What is the danger of these idols to our faith life?