This Sunday we are going to begin a spiritual journey that celebrates our spiritual freedom. It is a study of the Biblical personality, Elisha. Most of us are very familiar with the Prophet Elijah. We are familiar with his great battle with the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. Elijah challenges them to call upon their storm god Baal to ignite a fire. They fail miserably. Elijah calls on the one True God, Yahweh, and fire falls. Despite Elijah’s great victory, he unfortunately becomes intimidated by queen Jezebel. He wants no more of ministry. God sends Elijah to Elisha, to call Elisha, to replace Elijah in the Lord’s ministry. Elisha begins a profound and powerful ministry. The Lord called you and me to is a grace ministry. We are called, as a church family, to bring healing and God’s grace to those who know Jesus, and those who do not know Jesus.

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Isaiah 6:8 NIV

 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”


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Elisha:  The Call


1 Kings 19:19-21 NLT


1. CHOSEN:  v19

So Elijah went and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field,  and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away. 

         1 Peter 2:9-10 NLT


2. CHARITY: v20

Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!” Elijah replied, “Go on back, but think about what I have done      to you.”

        John 13:1 NLT     2 Corinthains 5:14-15 NLT     Exodus 5:14-15 NLT        Galatians 2:20 NIV     


3. CHANLLENGE v21

So Elisha returned to his oxen and slaughtered them. He used the wood from the plow to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the townspeople, and they all ate. Then he went with Elijah as his assistant.

       Romans 12:1 NIV        2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV     Philippians 2:5-7 NIV    

                                                          

The Call: 

  • DISCIPLER:  2 Timothy 2:2 NLT
  • DISCIPLE:  1 Thessalonians 2:19-21 NLT





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