Elisha Receives the Mantle From Elijah
Overview of all workshops in this Rotation:
[Note: For one of these lessons we used the rotation.org Writing Team material, available to Supporting Members.]
- Art: Discuss the passing of faith. Make decorations for this year’s Vacation Bible Camp. (An outreach effort to pass on our faith!)
- Computer: Use Elijah & Jonah CD. **Used Neil MacQueen's computer lesson on this site link.
- Drama: Use dramatic exercises to explore the ideas of leading/following and passing the mantle. Re-enact key aspects of the story. **Used Ruth Wilcox's lesson https://www.rotation.org/topic/...4#565106356484521724
- Games: Play a Cranium® type of game. Focus on the meaning behind the passing of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha.
- Cooking: Make sugar cookies to use as Elijah’s chariot wheel. Then, with food items, tell the story.
- Video: Watch portions of the animated video Elisha from Nest Entertainment.
Note: These workshops were written for 1st through 6th graders though not all grades visit all workshops.
2 Kings 2:1-15
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. 2 Kings 2:9b (NIV)
Rotation Objectives--at the end of the Rotation, participants will be able to:
- Locate the story in the Old Testament of the Bible (3rd grade and up).
- Define the words prophet and disciple.
- Discuss the relationship between Elijah and Elisha – teacher/disciple.
- Explore the meaning of Elisha's request for a double portion of Elijah's spirit.
- Explore the meaning behind Elijah's passing the mantle to Elisha.
- Discuss ways they pick up mantles of faith from others and pass their faith on to others.
See the Bible background lesson material written by Jaymie Derden for Rotation.org here.
Lessons written by Carol Hulbert, as noted, from: First United Methodist Church
Ann Arbor, MI
Copyright 2007 First United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, MI.
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