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Elijah Goes to Heaven

2 Kings 1-2

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - Elisha (2 Kings 2-13)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Opening Prayer

Past Weeks - Elijah (1 Kings 15-22)
    Who was the most evil king of Israel (northern kingdom) & how evil was he?
      1 Kings 16:30-31
    Why did God send Elijah to Israel during Ahab's reign?
      1 Kings 18:21
    What did Elijah's name mean and why was it significant?
      1 Kings 18:39

    How close of a relationship did Elijah have with the leaders of Israel?
      1 Kings 18:16-18
      1 Kings 19:1-2
    Was Ahab reformed by God's revelations through Elijah & did he turn to God?
      1 Kings 21:25-26

Naboth's Vineyard (1 Kings 21:1-16)
    Did Ahab's evil lead him to rule ruthlessly and abuse his power?
      1 Kings 21:1-4
    Then how did Ahab get a bad reputation besides his unfaithfulness to God?
      1 Kings 21:5-10
    Did Ahab go along with Jezebel's plan?
      1 Kings 21:15-16

Ahab's Punishment (1 Kings 21:17-29)
    How would Ahab be punished for his evil?
      1 Kings 21:17-19
    How was this fulfilled?
      1 Kings 22:34-35, 37-38

    Was Ahab the only one to be punished for his evil?
      1 Kings 21:20-24
    Did this happen right away?
      1 Kings 21:27-29

Ahab's Dynasty (2 Kings 9)
    Who did God call later to carry out this punishment?
      2 Kings 9:6-10
    Did Jehu take his calling seriously?
      1 Kings 9:22-26

    What happened to Jezebel?
      2 Kings 9:30-33
    What became of Elijah's prophesy, Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel?
      2 Kings 9:34-37

King Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:1-8)
    How did Ahaziah become king and how faithful was his reign?
      1 Kings 22:40, 51-53
    What country that was subject to Israel decided to rebel after Ahab died?
      2 Kings 1:1
    How did this contrast with what happened under the king of Judah?
      1 Kings 22:44, 46-47

    What happened to Ahaziah and what did he do to learn his fate?
      2 Kings 1:2
    How did God respond to Ahaziah's action?
      2 Kings 1:3-4
    Did Ahaziah's messengers know who Elijah was?
      2 Kings 1:5-8

Elijah and Ahaziah's Soldiers (2 Kings 1:9-17)
    How did Ahaziah try to get Elijah to take back the curse?
      2 Kings 1:9
    How did Elijah show that his message was from God and not just a personal curse?
      2 Kings 1:10-12

    Did the third captain give and even more forceful command to Elijah?
      2 Kings 1:13-14
    How did Elijah respond to the captain?
      2 Kings 1:15
    Was Ahaziah successful in getting Elijah to take back the curse?
      2 Kings 1:16-17

Elijah's Last Day (2 Kings 2:1-8)
    How did Elisha reply to Elijah's request not to follow him on his last day?
      2 Kings 2:1-2
    Did anyone other than Elijah know he would be taken by God that day?
      2 Kings 2:3
      2 Kings 2:4-5
    Did anyone join Elijah and Elisha as they continued travelling east?
      2 Kings 2:6-7

    How did Elijah show his powerful faith once more?
      2 Kings 2:8
      Matthew 17:20

Elijah's Inheritance (2 Kings 2:9-10)
    What did Elisha want when Elijah asked if there were any last requests?
      2 Kings 2:9
    For what was Elisha asking?
      Deuteronomy 21:17

    Why did Elijah have trouble with this request?
      2 Kings 2:10
    Was it God's plan for Elisha to succeed Elijah?
      1 Kings 19:16

Elijah Goes to Heaven (2 Kings 2:11-18)
    How was Elijah taken away?
      2 Kings 2:11
    Was Elisha able to see this and therefore inherit Elijah's role?
      2 Kings 2:12

    How was it made known that Elisha was now Elijah's successor?
      2 Kings 2:13-15
    Why did Elisha not want the prophets to go search for Elijah's body?
      2 Kings 2:16-18

Eternal Life Without Death (Matthew 24:40-41)
    Had anyone else ever been taken to heaven without dying?
      Genesis 5:24
    Will it ever happen again?
      Matthew 24:40-41

Elijah, God's Faithful Prophet
    Does the end of the Old Testament indicate that Elijah's work was done?
      Malachi 4:5-6
    Who did some people believe was the return of Elijah?
      Matthew 16:13-14

    Has Elijah yet returned as promised?
      Luke 1:13, 17
    Did the people recognize Elijah when he returned?
      Matthew 17:10-13
    Were the people told that Elijah had returned?
      Matthew 11:7, 11, 14

    How did spectators misunderstand Jesus' cries from the cross?
      Matthew 27:46-49
    What was Jesus actually saying?
      Psalm 22:1
    What role did Elijah play as Jesus neared his crucifixion?
      Matthew 16:21; 17:1-5

    Who are the two lampstands in Revelation?
      Revelation 11:4-6
    Did Elijah's power mean that he was more than just a man?
      James 5:16-18

Closing Prayer

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