Sidelined Outline

5-28-17 Sidelined   The team motto – “use me” …. But are you sidelined? We are all made to glorify God, but some of us are currently benched. We are all commanded to share the Good News, but some of us our sidelined.   Missed Practice – not prepared / not dressed in uniform             […]

Mentor Outline

6-18-17 Mentor A mentor is a wise & trusted counselor or teacher The word “mentor” is not used in the Bible; many mentor relationships appear.   2 Thessalonians 3:7 –For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, Philippians 4:9 –Keep putting into practice […]

Full to Brim

I love reading 2 Kings 4, with the stories of Elisha and the poor woman, as well as the rich woman who makes a room for Elisha the prophet to come and stay. The story of the poor woman with two children reminds me of my own personal story. The woman has lost her husband […]

Deadly Stew

When Elisha gathered around with the sons of the prophets, there was a famine. Barrenness, sickness, affliction and famine were seen as judgment from God for sin. As we read again and again, the curse of sin is judgment and death. These people were in search for food. When they went around to gather something […]

All Is Well

All is well. Shalom. That is what we read in 2 Kings 4 twice—both times from the Shunammite’s mouth. The prophet Elisha passed by her home often and the Shunammite wanted to make a room for him. What an awesome gesture to make a room for the man of God. If only we each made […]

Something Outta Nothing

[Elisha and the Widow’s Oil – 2 Kings 4:1-7] Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said […]

Keeping the Father Waiting

We often keep our Father waiting. We don’t spend time with Him. We go through our entire day and don’t even speak to Him or even think of Him. Sometimes we walk away. And as the father in the story of the Prodigal Son, our Father waits. He’s always reaching out, always wanting us to […]

God Says There’s Plenty

With our human eyes, we see what is there and we consider that to be our resources. When I look into my refrigerator and see a gallon of iced tea, I understand that is all I have. At the same time, I know I have the money to get more tea so it does not […]

I Expected

We all can think back to a time when we expected that something would go differently. Even things we have prayed for did not turn out the way that we had imagined in our minds. When I was a teenager, one of the hardest periods of my life was when the healing I expected for […]

Young Skin

Naaman had leprosy. He was instructed by Elisha to dip himself into the Jordan River seven times. When Naaman did this he was healed. But it didn’t say that he was simply healed of the condition. The Bible says that “his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child’s.” I do not […]