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SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: 2 Kings 4:1-37 BIBLE STORY SUMMARY: After one of the prophets dies, his wife asks Elisha what to do because her husband’s creditors are going to take her sons as slaves. Elisha creates a plan to provide oil for her to sell and save her sons. Another woman makes a place for Elisha to stay when he travels near her home. In return, God provides her with a son. When he is older, he becomes sick and dies, but Elisha returns and brings him back to life. LESSON FOCUS:
God wants to help people who please Him and delight in Him.
Sometimes God’s help depends on us obeying Him.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD:
God helps us when we ask Him for help.
When we are doing things that please God, He can help us in return.
Nothing is too hard for God.
The Provision of Oil and Healing of A Boy
God Sustains those who love Him
I should be ready to ask for God’s help when I’m in a difficult situation.
I should watch for His help as I depend on Him, not attributing the good of my life to circumstance, or my great efforts, but as evidence of God’s glory.
Each one should use whatever gift he has
Crossword Answers: Across
3 Pray 4 Elisha 5 Seven
This Week’s Memory Verse: received to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10
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October 28, 2012
Monday—A Widow Asks Elisha For Help
Read 2 Kings 4:1-2
A widow came to Elisha for help. Why was she upset? Her husband died. Her husband owed money. Her two sons were about to become slaves to pay the debt. All of the above.
Saturday—This Week’s Puzzle In this week’s lesson, God shows us that He sustains those who love Him. Complete the crossword puzzle using key words from our Bible.
Elisha wanted to help! What did the widow have that God could use? A. A small herd of sheep B. A little oil C. A blanket D. A basket of grain Was the widow able to pay the debt with the little bit of Oil? Yes
Across 3. Trust in God and He will _________.
When you have trouble, who do you ask for help? Write their name here:
5. Elisha traveled to _____________.
6. This was Elisha's servant.
Complete this week’s memory verse:
“Each one should
___________________ whatever _________________ he has received to ______________ others.” 1 Peter
1. The wealthy woman became a ___________ to Elisha. 2. Who answers prayer? 3. Elisha did this to heal the boy. 4. _________ had a plan to help the widow. 5. The boy sneezed this many times.
Answer key on back.
Friday—God Restores Life To A Boy
Read 2 Kings 4:18-37
When the boy was older, what happened to him? He got lost playing in the field. He became sick and died. He fell into a river.
Elisha sent Gehazi to heal the boy with his
Elisha had a plan to help the widow! How many jars did the widow gather? (circle) A few jars
Read 2 Kings 4:1-7
A lot of jars
___ ___ ___ ___ ___.
Was the boy healed? Yes
Tuesday—God Blesses A Widow And Saves Two Sons
Number the events in the order they happened:
_____ The oil stopped flowing
Then what did Elisha do?
_____ “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts.”
He went to see the boy.
_____ The widow gathered many empty jars.
He prayed to the Lord. He stretched out over the boy two times. All of the above. How many times did the boy sneeze before he awoke? (circle the right number)
_____ “You and your sons can live on what is left.” _____ “What do you have in your house?” _____ The widow pours oil into all the jars. Could God have given the widow money to pay the debt? Yes No Not sure Instead, God used what little the widow had, and turned it into a lot.
God often answers prayer through people helping other people. Will you let God use you to be the answer to someone’s prayers? Yes
Do you remember this week’s memory verse? Can you recite it without peeking?
What do you have that God can use to help someone else? A smile? A kind word? A skill or talent? Write a sentence prayer asking God to use what you have today to be a blessing to others. Dear God,
_________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Read 2 Kings 4:8-10
Wednesday—Being A Friend To Others Pleases God Where did Elisha travel to?
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ A wealthy woman wanted to learn more about God. She wanted to help Elisha. Circle the kind things she did for Elisha: She gave him 5 gold coins.
Thursday—God Blesses With the Desire of Her Heart Elisha remembered what the generous woman had done for him. Do you think God was pleased that the woman had been kind to Elisha? Yes
Read 2 Kings 4:11-17
When Elisha asked her what he could do for her, what did she say that she wanted?
She didn’t need anything for she had all she needed. More oil to bake bread for the poor. A flock of sheep.
How did Elisha find our what she really desired in her heart?
She gave him a donkey.
_____ He asked her husband.
_____ He asked her again.
_____ He asked his servant Gehazi. She urged him to stay for a meal.
What did she call Elisha? A
_____________ man of _______________.
The woman and her husband wanted to do more to help Elisha. Check five of nine things that they provided for him:
_____ bed _____ wash basin _____ lamp _____ sofa _____ chair _____camel _____ a small room _____ table _____ a large house How can you be a friend and help someone today?
Invite a new student to play a board game Help a neighbor with their yard work Make a snack for someone Send a letter to a missionary family
Draw a picture of what God blessed her with a year later.
Look up Psalm 37:4 and read it aloud. What does it mean to “delight yourself in the Lord”? A. To put God first in all I do B. To want what God wants for me C. To enjoy spending time with God D. All of the bove