Elisha’s Greedy Servant
2 Kings 5:15-27
2 KINGS 5:26
“Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back
from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money
and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep
and oxen, male and female servants?”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A 20 - 25 piece puzzle or a picture, poster board, glue and scissors.
As many “Keys to Living in the Spirit” templates as the number of
children in your class, crayons or markers, scissors, yarn or pipe
Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Actions are louder than
words”? Sometimes we can say something, but our “body
language” is saying something else. Often times our expressions
will represent what is in our hearts.
As an example, raise your arms, make fists, shake your arms, and
make an angry face. Ask the children to guess what you are feeling.
They should guess anger. Show them that they guessed without
you even saying a word.
Pick volunteers to come up and display an emotion. See if the rest
of the class can guess the emotion that is being displayed. Some
examples of feelings might be: sorrow, anger, jealousy, greed, pity,
happiness or joy. After a while, have the children gather in a circle
and ask them how Jesus can make a difference in these feelings.
We will learn in today’s lesson that Elisha’s servant has some greed
in his heart. Even though he tries not to let it show, Elisha still
knew that it was there.
Last week we learned about a beautiful way that God showed His
grace, mercy, and love to a man by the name of Naaman. He was in
desperate need of help. Let’s briefly review last week’s story and
then we will pick up with today’s lesson. We are going to learn
about a man by the name of Gehazi, Elisha’s servant. We will learn
that you can’t buy God’s love and grace with money. We will also
learn that God’s grace is a FREE gift.
King Ben-hadad of Syria sent Naaman to the king of Israel, thinking
the king could order Elisha to cure