Year 2, Winter: Lesson 13
What we learned today
Big Idea: Remember and Celebrate
Feast of Harvest: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Abundant Provision
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is Mighty
Elisha and the heavenly army: 2 Kings 6v8–23. Enemies surround Elisha and his servant, but God shows the servant His mighty saving power.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
God is mighty. His power is evident throughout Scripture. In 2 Kings 6 and a few other passages, we get a glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare—the battle between angels and the demons who oppose God.
When Elisha was surrounded by an army, his servant thought all was lost. But God opened the eyes of the servant to see that an entire angelic army was poised to defend God’s prophet.
The attitude Elisha models for us and the message he gives to his servant is “do not fear.” God is mighty and He is always working in ways we can’t imagine to protect us and save us.
Connect as a family
This week, gather your family together and invite your children to close their eyes while you read this part of The Big God Story: 2 Kings 6v15–23. When you’ve finished the passage, your kids can open their eyes. Ask them what Elisha prayed for. Then discuss what the servant saw when God opened his eyes. Ask your children, “What did Elisha pray for next?” Share how God’s mighty power helped fight the battle for His people. There’s no one mightier than God.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What happened when Elisha prayed to God for his servant?
What does this part of The Big God Story tell us about God?
When have you seen God’s mighty power in your life?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is Mighty into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you praise our mighty and awesome God and experience His love each day.