On this All Saints’ Sunday, we see how God calls all sorts of people, from the powerful prophet Elisha, to the unnamed servant girl, and the reluctant Naaman. We will also take time in worship to remember those who have passed to the church triumphant as well as those baptized into the family of God in the past year.
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School/Adult Study and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship
Devotions for the week:
Elisha Heals Naaman – November 4, 2018
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, 2 Kings 2:13-18, Elisha Succeeds Elijah
Tuesday, 2 Kings 2:19-25, Elisha Performs Miracles
Wednesday, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Elisha and the Widow’s Oil
Thursday, 2 Kings 4:8-37, Elisha Raises the Shunammite’s Son
Friday, 2 Kings 4:38-41 Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew
Saturday, 2 Kings 4:42-44 Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy!” (2 Kings 5:10-11)
Naaman has pinned a great deal of hope on Elisha’s ability to heal his leprosy. But how will this great commander respond when, after such a long journey, the prophet tells him to simply take a dip in the river?
- Who in your community stands out as one who will stand up for the oppressed, poor, or silenced? How might you support such a person in their work?
- What miracles have you witnessed? Where have you seen God at work in the world this week? Can you reach out to help?
- For the littles: Do you swim or take baths? Do you like the water? Why or why not? God can do many things with water.
PRAY: O God, you call us to humble ourselves in the face of your wisdom. Open our minds that we might be enlightened beyond the limits of our own expectations, and heal us through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
BLESS: God who blesses all, help us hear your word and obey it. Amen