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 In addition to these publicly available lessons and ideas about Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings 2, you'll also want to check out The Elijah and Elisha Super Set of lessons. It teaches three major Elijah & Elisha stories in one super series. Written by our Writing Team for Supporting Members with an extra level of details and creativity. Set lesson summaries and Bible background are open to all.  The following Sunday School lessons and ideas are organized by teaching medium: arts and crafts, video, drama, puppets, software, cooking (foods), games, music, and more. Glean what you need, share what you can. 

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In addition to the ideas and lessons shared below, Supporting Members can also access the Writing Team's Elijah Super Set, including a computer presentation workshop lesson, here.  

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Elijah and Young Elisha
The chariot of fire, the whirlwind, and the prophet's mantle

A Computer Workshop Lesson Plan

Summary:

Students will learn the story using the Elijah and Jonah software (Sunday Software)

Sunday Software's Elijah and Jonah software is now available FOR FREE to Rotation.org's supporting members for use in their church and church member homes. Learn more and download the program.

 
Scripture Reference: 

2 Kings 2

Why teach this story?

  • Elijah is considered to be "the greatest prophet," and certainly one of Israel's most famous, in part, because he was active during the reign King Ahab, one of the most despised kings.  He stood tall against false prophets, and when he became discouraged and exhausted, hid on Mt Sinai, only to be nurtured by God and sent to get help. THAT HELP was the young Elisha!
  • The OT writers made it clear that Elisha became an even greater prophet than Elijah.
  • Elijah's training of Elisha is a wonderful metaphor for Sunday School and discipleship.  Elijah is taken up in a whirlwind and Elisha "picks up the mantle."
  • Elisha's desire to STAY WITH his teacher and PICK UP THE MANTLE of Elijah is a wonderful image for our students.

 Leader Preparation:


 

 

Lesson Plan

Opening-

Welcome your students and tell them what you hope they'll learn today and how they will be learning it!

Make a list on the board and have the students add names to it...

LIST: Who has helped you in your faith life? (Feel closer to God, teach you, make you feel welcome and part of the church.)  

With students standing, place your "mantle" (cloak) one-by-one around each person's shoulders as you introduce the lesson and software instructions for the day. Explain the metaphor of "the mantle" as a symbol of power, authority and "being a disciple" and the idea of "picking up the mantle" from someone to continue their ministry.

"As the new generation of believers, we pick up Christ's mantle, and we also pick up the mantle here in the church from adults."  Don't belabor the point. The software will make it! ...as will your closing "mantle" reflection.



Dive into the Software! 

With their Student Worksheet in hand, and you by their side, begin going through the interactive story of Elijah & Elisha in the software. Pause at each pop-up prompt and look at the follow-up questions. These questions are similar and some the same as those found on the worksheet.

After going through the story, look at the OPTIONS on PAGE 6 in the story. They are:

  • Elisha’s Story Quiz (review!)
  • What’s in a Name  (What Elijah and Elisha's name mean in Hebrew.)
  • Catch Me if You Can  (a fun game)

  

Reflect (5 minutes)

You will already have done some reflection/life application in the software. This is a follow up activity away from the computer.

As you did at the beginning of the lesson, NOW make a second list on the board and have the students add names to it.  

LIST 2:  Who in your life could YOU be an example of faith to?  Who could you bring to church with you?  How can you make others feel welcome in this class?

Now invite students to write some of those names on a slip of paper, pray over it as a group, and slip it into their pocket to go home.

Finally, take out a piece of cloth from your own personal home wardrobe and begin to cut it into squares, giving each student a piece of your mantle (a fabric that represents YOU). Tell them about your hope that they will learn from you about being a disciple of Jesus, and like Elisha, do even GREATER things that you have done to help other know Christ. Conclude with a prayer over the mantles. 

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