Lesson Unit: Elijah, Elisha and Jonah
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Elijah, Elisha and Jonah (Four Lessons)
During the days of the Divided Kingdom, God continued to reveal Himself to His people and warn them of the costs of disobedience. God’s story continued to unfold as the Lord orchestrated numerous revelations of Himself and His will, both to His people and to individuals and nations not part of Israel or Judah. Three prophets He used in offering these revelations were Elijah, Elisha, and Jonah. In their prophetic work and in surrounding events, we see not only God’s righteousness and judgment, but also His mercy and grace. This unit showcases events from the lives and ministries of these three prophets. Truths abound here that even children and preschoolers can understand and apply. Lessons in this unit are listed below. Just click on each lesson title to access the individual lessons.
Unit Bible Lessons
The story of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal is one of the most inspiring and dramatic stories in all of the Bible, and it’s completely true! This lesson will teach children that Yahweh, the God of Israel, is the only true God!
The couple from Shunem who blessed Elisha with hospitality are an enduring example of the kind of loving generosity God expects from all of His people. This lesson will encourage your children to “help one another in love” just as this couple did for Elisha.
Yahweh created and loves all people. This story is about a non-Israelite military commander who experienced God’s blessing when he humbled himself and did what God asked. Surely, we all have reason to give praise and thanks to God for His goodness!
The story of Jonah and the fish is one of the most beloved stories for children just because of its unusual and dramatic story line. Behind the drama, however, is the truth that God calls all of us to be obedient to Him. Even children can understand this simple but important truth.