C10 Elisha

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Lesson 1: Elisha and Elijah

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 19-21, 2 Kings 2: 1-22

Elisha was the son of a farmer called Shaphat. All names in the Bible have a meaning and Elisha’s name means ‘God is salvation’. God planned to use Elisha to save His people. This is how it all began.

Lesson 2: Elisha and the Poor

Readings: 2 Kings 4: 1-44

In this study there are four of the miracles which God performed through Elisha.

Lesson 3: Elisha and an Army Officer

Readings: 2 Kings 5: 1-27

This study is all about the commander of the army of the king of Syria (also called Aram).

Lesson 4: Elisha and The Syrian Army

Readings: 2 Kings 6: 24 & 25; 7: 1-20

The Syrian army, under King Ben-Hadad of Damascus, had invaded Israel in force and surrounded Samaria, where King Jehoram of Israel was in residence. The city was completely cut off and there was a famine. Things were desperate – and so was King Jehoram. He looked around for someone to blame for their misfortune – Elisha! The king declared that he would have him beheaded and off he went to visit Elisha, who was also living in Samaria. But Elisha was expecting him and had a message from the Lord for him.