>> emphasise the Christ-lesson they can learn from each miracle
These past 2 months, we’ve been looking at Prophet Elisha and the many miracles God performed through him:
I. Widow’s Oil: The oil multiplied, filled many empty jars and paid the family’s debt
>> Jesus paid my debt of sin
II. Bad water: The water was bad and the land was not productive, but God healed the water
>> God’s word, read under the New Covenant, washes us clean and makes us fruitful.
III. Shunammite’s Son: Raised from the dead
>> Jesus defeated death on the cross
IV. Naaman: Healed from leprosy
>> Jesus’ death washes us clean
V. Axhead: Elisha threw in a stick, and the axhead floated
>> Jesus’ death on the cross gives us a new nature
Arameans: God opened the servant’s eyes to see the Chariots and horsemen of fire
VI. >> God is working even when we cannot see
- Jigsaw: Print out the pictures, and cut into 2/3/4 parts. Get kids to fix together and then review the miracles
- Matching: Print out pictures, miracle (e.g. Arameans, Axhead), and Christ lessons and get kids to match them together; or put pix up on screen and kids take turns to name the miracle and Christ lessons.
- Quiz: Prepare 2-3 questions per lesson.e.g. Elisha was the servant of another prophet. What was his name? Elijah.
- Divide kids into 2 groups and get them to take turns answering. Have a mix of easy and more challenging questions. Include some Christ lesson questions too. To make it more interesting, you can have a tic-tac-toe board and each team gets to put their X or O on the board when they answer correctly. 3-in-a-row wins. Then round 2.
- End by going through the pictures and Christ lessons again.