Elisha And The Shunammite Woman
2 Kings 4:8-17
2 KINGS 4:9
“And she said to her husband, ‘Look now, I know that this is
a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly.’”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A dry erase board and dry erase marker (or chalkboard and chalk)
and small prizes (pencils, erasers, stickers, etc.).
A sheet of 8 1/2” x 11” paper (or you could substitute a 9” x 12”
piece of colored construction paper), scissors, markers or crayons.
Several items from home that can be used to demonstrate
hospitality, such as dishes, silverware and/or cups.
Dry Erase Board Scrabble
Divide your class into two teams. Pick a category for the game. For
example, you might use this story and start with the word
Shunammite. Or use characters in the New Testament, Old
Testament events, foods, animals, Bible names, etc. Start by
writing a word on the board.
The first team will write their word on the board in scrabble style
(either vertically or horizontally). The second team will then come
up with a word that fits into the scrabble pattern, but it has to be in
the same category. Continue the game until a team can’t think of a
word. Award points for length of words and give out a small prize
to the winning team.
For younger children you could write all their names on the board
and use those words to draw from in forming your scrabble board.
In this portion of the life of Elisha from our lesson today we see the
kindness of a Shunammite woman towards him, and the gratitude
that Elisha has for her kindness. We see a beautiful lesson of
hospitality and thankfulness for that hospitality. We are also
reminded that God sees all that we do, and is blessed when we bless
others. We can never out-give our wondrous Creator. God loves
hospitality and thankfulness.
2 KIN GS 4:8
N ow i t hap p ened one day that El i sha w en t t o
S hu nem , w here there w as a notabl e w om an , and she
p ersu aded h im to eat som e f ood . S o i t w as , as o f t en