Elisha

ELISHA

Objectives:

  1. Students should identify Elisha as the disciple of Elijah.
  2. Students should be able to tell the stories of Elisha and Naaman.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture Reference: II Kings 4:1-36 and chapter 5. We are entering the days of the kings, good and wicked. For over 100 years, Judah,the southern kingdom, enjoyed mostly good kings and prosperity. But, Israel had one wicked king after another until it finally fell to Assyria.

 

  1. Learning Game: Let’s try a skit about Naaman – Assign the roles of Naaman, Elisha, King of Syria, little slave girl, Naaman’s wife, and Gehazi. If you want, bring some sheets, towels, scarves, etc., to add a bit of color to the parts.

 

  1. Discuss the importance of obedience: God spoke to Naaman through Elisha. Did Naaman want to obey God? Or did Naaman think that what Elisha asked of him was silly? Who else obeyed God, even though it made him look silly? Noah building the ark? Moses holding his staff over the Red Sea? Joshua marching around Jericho? Gideon with his lamp pots and trumpets? David with his sling against Goliath? Do we always understand why we should obey our parents? God? Or do we always ask, “Why?” and miss the miracle.

 

  1. Craft idea: Make a “Naaman Doll” – Use a doll clothespin. Use markers to add facial features and aluminum foil for a helmet. Draw sores on the face. Then, make a “river” of blue felt to cover the bottom of the man; make a front and a back and staple or glue together. Punch holes on either side for a hanger.

 

  1. Close with prayer. Pray for the faith to be obedient to parents and God.