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2 Kings 2-9, 13

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    Next Week - Joash of Judah (2 Kings 11-12, 2 Chronicles 17-24)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

Opening Prayer

Past Weeks - Elijah (1 Kings 15 - 2 Kings 2)
    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 was Elijah's life on earth ended?
      2 Kings 2:11
    Did Elijah's power and role in God's plan mean he was more than just a man?
      James 5:16-18

Elijah's Successor (1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:1-18)
    Who selected Elijah's successor and who was it?
      1 Kings 19:15a, 16b

    Was Elisha an experienced prophet & how did Elijah tell him he was chosen?
      1 Kings 19:19
    Did Elisha understand what Elijah had done?
      1 Kings 19:20
    How did Elisha respond to Elijah's comment letting him choose to go or not?
      1 Kings 19:21

    How faithful of a servant was Elisha?
      2 Kings 2:2
    Did anyone know Elijah was leaving?
      2 Kings 2:3,7-8

    What did Elisha want when Elijah asked if there were any last requests before he left?
      2 Kings 2:9-10
    Did God allow Elisha to see Elijah leave & thereby inherit the role of God's prophet?
      2 Kings 2:11-12
    How was it made known that Elisha was now Elijah's successor?
      2 Kings 2:13-15

God Is Salvation (2 Kings 2:19-25)
    Was Elijah ever able to convince Ahab that Jahweh is God?
      1 Kings 21:27
    What other truth about the Lord did Israel miss?
      1 Kings 22:6-8
      2 Kings 1:2

    How did Elisha immediately make his point that salvation is from God?
      2 Kings 2:19-22
    How did Elisha also show that without God there is no salvation?
      2 Kings 2:23-25
    What was so bad about the youths calling Elisha names?
      2 Chronicles 36:16

Salvation from Hopeless Circumstances (2 Kings 3)
    What did Joram (Ahab's son) plan in response to Moab refusing to be subject to Israel?
      2 Kings 3:5-6
    Did Joram look to God for help in this effort?
      2 Kings 3:7
    What happened to the armies that showed the need for God's salvation?
      2 Kings 3:9-10

    How did Elisha respond to Joram's request for salvation?
      2 Kings 3:11-14
    What miracle did Elisha use to show God's salvation?
      2 Kings 3:16-18, 20
    How did God use this to save Israel from the Moabites?
      2 Kings 3:22-24

Salvation Through Life to Individuals (2 Kings 4:1-37)
    How did Elisha show God's salvation to a widow about to lose her sons?
      2 Kings 4:1-5, 7

    How did Elisha show God's salvation to the barren Shunammite woman?
      2 Kings 4:8, 13-17

    What happened that gave Elisha another opportunity to help the woman?
      2 Kings 4:18-20
    What did Elisha do that showed God's salvation?
      2 Kings 4:32-35

Salvation Through Nourishment (2 Kings 4:38-44)
    How did Elisha show God's salvation to a group of starving prophets?
      2 Kings 4:38-41
    Which of Jesus' miracles did Elisha perform a small version?
      2 Kings 4:42-44

Salvation Through Health (2 Kings 5)
    Who was Naaman and what was his problem?
      2 Kings 5:1
    How did a servant girl direct Naaman to the Lord?
      2 Kings 5:2-3
    How did Joram misinterpret the letter sent by the king of Aram?
      2 Kings 5:6-7

    What was Elisha's solution for Naaman's problem?
      2 Kings 5:10
    How was Naaman's cleansing like our cleansing from the leprosy of sin?
      Acts 2:38

    How excited was Naaman about this miracle answer from God?
      2 Kings 5:11-12
    Was Elisha's instruction foolish?
      1 Corinthians 1:25

    How does Naaman's response remind us of our own questioning?
      John 4:48
    What was the main purpose of Elisha's solution?
      Hebrews 11:1
    Did Elisha's solution have the desired effect?
      2 Kings 5:13-17

    Why wouldn't Elisha accept Naaman's gift?
      Acts 8:20
    How was Elisha's servant punished for his faith in wealth instead of God?
      2 Kings 5:20, 24-27

Salvation From Daily Worries (2 Kings 6)
    How did Elisha show God's salvation while prophets built a meeting place?
      2 Kings 6:5-7

Salvation From Enemies (2 Kings 6)
    How did Elisha protect the king of Israel from personal threats by Aram?
      2 Kings 6:8-10
    What plan the king of Aram make to eliminate this intelligence leak?
      2 Kings 6:11-13
    Why wasn't Elisha afraid when Aramean forces came to capture him?
      2 Kings 6:15-17
    How did Elisha "single-handedly" capture the Aramean troops?
      2 Kings 6:18-20
    What was the fate of these men and how did this affect the war?
      2 Kings 6:21-23

Salvation From Famine (2 Kings 6-7)
    What caused a famine in Samaria and how bad did it get?
      2 Kings 6:24-26, 28-29
    Who did King Joram blame the famine on?
      2 Kings 6:31
    What did Elisha promise that would show God's salvation?
      2 Kings 7:1-2
    How did God make this happen?
      2 Kings 7:3, 5-7, 16

    How did Elisha protect the Shunammite woman from another famine?
      2 Kings 8:1, 3, 6

Salvation Through Death (2 Kings 13)
    How did Elisha show God's salvation to Israel from his death bed?
      2 Kings 13:14, 17
    How did Elisha affect other victories over the Arameans?
      2 Kings 13:18-19
    How did Elisha's body show God's salvation from death well after his death?
      2 Kings 13:20-21

Closing Prayer

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