Old Testament
Lesson 29
“He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand how the authority (mantle) passes from one prophet to another, to encourage us to obey the words of the prophets, and to assure us that the power of God is greater than any other power.

Scripture references for study:  2 Kings 2; 2 Kings 5–6
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Lesson 29 Handout (PDF format)


Elisha Succeeds Elijah As The Prophet

  1. READ 2 KINGS 2:1-10. Elisha stays with Elijah.
  2. READ 2 KINGS 2:11-13. Elijah taken up to heaven.
  3. WHAT DID ELISHA DO AFTER ELIJAH WAS TAKEN UP INTO HEAVEN?
  4. READ 2 KINGS 2:14-15. Elisha parts the waters of the Jordan.
  5. READ 2 KINGS 2:16-18. The people go in search of Elijah.
  6. WHAT DID ELISHA SAY TO THE PEOPLE WHEN THE FIFTY MEN CAME BACK WITHOUT FINDING ELIJAH?

Elisha Heals Naaman of Leprosy

  1. READ 2 KINGS 5:1-4. Captive Israelite maid tells of a prophet.
  2. READ 2 KINGS 5:9-12.
  3. WHAT CAN NAAMAN'S STORY TEACH US ABOUT FOLLOWING ALL THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET--EVEN THOSE WE MAY NOT LIKE OR UNDERSTAND?

Elisha Guides Israel In A War With Syria

  1. READ 2 KINGS 6:8-10. Elisha helps the king of Israel.
  2. "And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?" (2 Kings 6:15)


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. We live in a time when prophets once again direct the work of the Lord upon the earth. How blessed we are to have modern prophets to lead us. Our responsibility is to follow their counsel. As we do so, we will invoke the powers of heaven in our battle against the adversary.
  2. Record your thoughts on Elisha. What lessons can you learn from his story that may be applied to your life?


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