Who killed 185,000 Assyrians in the night?
Who was told to “set his house in order”?
How many years of life was extended unto Hezekiah?
Lesson: Chapter 19 is a very powerful example of a Godly leader. In the time of great need the King goes to God for directions. Wouldn’t it be great to have a leader like Hezekiah?
Prayer: Lord we thank you that you are there in times of need. Thank you for your faithfulness. Amen
How old was King Ahaz when he began to reign?
Israel was taken captive unto which country?
Who was the son of Ahaz who became king?
Lesson: In II Kings 18:3 it tells us that Hezekiah did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord. Can that be said of us? This includes when no one is Iooking...but God.
Prayer: Father, may we live so that all we do is that which is right in the eyes of the Lord. Amen
Today’s society raises certain people to the category of “STAR” because of their talent in sports, music, acting, or some other special ability. The stars who are often appreciated the most, are usually (those who accept their popularity graciously and remain ~ humble despite their greatness. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be stars of another nature. In Philippians 2:15, the Apostle Paul said we are to be “...Blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Just as the blessed Son of God was known as the light of the world, those who have faith in Christ are expected to stand out in this dark and sinful world, like stars in the heavens. We know that Satan, with all his might, will accuse, deceive, divide and destroy the peace and joy that we have in Christ. Because we have the Holy Spirit within us, we know that “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. “ I John 4:4. As we grow in the Lord, we take on His characteristics. We become bright, shining stars for the purpose of drawing other people to Christ. A poet wrote: I want my life to shine for Jesus
So that everywhere I go The watching world will see He loves them And His saving grace will show.
How long did Jehoahaz reign?
What miracle happened with Elisha’s bones?
How old was king Azariah when he began to reign?
Lesson: Everywhere Elisha went something always happened. That is the way it is when we walk with God. Let us walk with God at work as well as at home. In fact let us walk everyday with Him.
Prayer: Father, I join with the song writer in saying I just feel like something good is about to happen. Amen.
A great assembly was called by (Jonah, Jehu, J e roboa m)?
Who was Jehoiada?
What king thought the temple should be repaired?
Lesson: It was great that the temple was repaired. The question before us however is why did it get in that shape to start with? We need to do right and then it will not come back to haunt us.
Prayer: God, spiritually speaking, help me to keep things in good repair before things get in bad shape. Amen.
GIVEN A NEW LIFE
A social worker was asked to speak at prayer meeting one night in her church in Atlanta. She told the story about a young boy in the ghetto where she worked as a social worker that was struck by a car and severely injured. Although it was not part of her duty, she took the boy to an orthopedist, who performed surgery on his legs. Two years later, the boy was walking and had completely recovered. She was so pleased that she had been able to
make a difference in his life. She then said to the gathering, “This all happened several years ago and the boy is now 26 years old. Where do you think he is today?” Some suggested that he might be a school teacher, others a physician, and others thought he might have become a social worker. With deep emotion, the woman responded, “No, he’s in prison for robbing and killing a man. I was instrumental in teaching him to walk again, but there was no one to teach him how to walk in life.” The burden lies upon every believer in Christ to point people to Jesus Christ and the Christian life. Through Him, those with
broken bodies, broken dreams, broken homes, broken hearts, and broken lives can receive a new life.
How long was the famine to last?
Who became king of Syria after Benhadad?
Jehu was king over _________________
Lesson: We often think that things are bad politically, and indeed they are. However, we find that that is nothing new. From scripture, we see that things were bad then also. Let us just do the best we can.
Prayer: Father, I may not be able to change everything, but help me to be willing to do my part. Amen.
1. What miracle did Elisha perform concerning the Shunammite woman’s son?
2. 1-low many times did the child sneeze?
3. Who was cured of leprosy?
Lesson: We often think of the great miracle that was accomplished, but we need to put emphasis on the compassion that the Prophet had. He saw a need and he sought to do all that he could. Look for needs and meet them.
Prayer: God, give me compassion for those around me who are in need. May I be a blessing. Amen.
Every day the newspapers remind us of a world filled with
hurting people. A tornado tells about death and destruction; a flash flood takes lives and makes many homeless; a plane crash brings loss of loved ones and affects the lives of so many families. The sudden terrorist slaughter of innocent people and the dreaded AIDS disease, leave lives destroyed. Divorced parents fight for custody of their confused and hurting children. How can we help but feel compassion for those who are suffering? The Prophet Jeremiah cried for his people. He did not cry because of what had happened to his country. Rather, he knew God’s judgment was coming because the people of Israel were living apart from the Lord. Jeremiah knew the time was approaching when his friends and relatives would be killed or taken captive by an enemy nation. Israel refused to obey the Word of God and soon divine judgment would come upon them. DO YOU HURT TODAY? The Bible says, “Cast all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” DO YOU HURT FOR OTHERS WHO ARE SUFFERING? If not, pray and ask the Lord to make your heart more tender and sensitive. Then, do what you can to pray and help those in need. It takes concern and feeling to put love into action.