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Leprosy, a military commander, and a message
What would you say is the most feared communicable disease of our day? Well, during the time of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” it had to have been leprosy. And a Syrian military commander named Naaman had it. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about an astounding prophetic message behind this intriguing story. Don’t miss the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!
Similarities between Elisha’s and Jesus’s miracles
It was a time of famine in Israel, and Elisha the prophet fed a large crowd with only twenty loaves of bread. And there was a bunch left over. Does this event in “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” sound familiar? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will tie Elisha’s miracle to when Jesus fed a crowd of thousands with five loaves and two fish. You’ll find fascinating similarities between the two today at on “Discover the Word”!
Elisha’s strange miracles
The Old Testament prophet Elisha performed some pretty strange miracles. Like the one where he threw flour in a pot of stew to remove the poison so a bunch of prophets-in-training could eat it. Entertaining story, but what relevance could this story have to us? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will continue the discussion on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” Join the study today on “Discover the Word”!
The two women from Shunem
Many Bibles stories don’t seem to be connected but upon closer examination, we find they are. Today on “Discover the Word,” we examine the stories of two different women from the town of Shunem. Find out how they are connected and why only one has a happy ending. Listen today to “Discover the Word”!
Understanding our need for the Lord and others
Has anyone ever told you, “Hey, if you need anything, just let me know”? And have you ever taken them up on their offer to help or were you able to handle things on your own? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about what it often takes for us to understand how much we need the Lord and others. Another aspect of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” today on “Discover the Word”!
What’s in a sneeze?
You’ve heard of the seven dwarves. But have you heard of the seven sneezes? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about an odd chapter in the story of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha.” After the prophet Elisha prayed for a young boy who had died, the boy awoke and sneezed seven times! So what’s with all the sneezes? Join the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!
Faith, disappointment and doubt
Have you ever been the victim of a cruel joke? Well, today’s study of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” on “Discover the Word” takes us to a woman who may have felt like the victim of a cosmically cruel joke after her young son suddenly died. Join us as we discuss how repeated disappointments in our lives can cause us to doubt, even in the midst of our faith. A revealing conversation today on “Discover the Word”!
Why is it easier to give than to receive?
For many people, it’s easier to give than to receive because they feel uncomfortable being on the receiving end. Maybe they might feel unworthy or less in control. Today on “Discover the Word,” we will begin a two-week focus on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” and talk about a woman who gave generously of her resources to Elisha and his ministry but had a difficult time being on the receiving end. Why was that? Join the study today on “Discover the Word”!
A miracle that demonstrates God’s provision
Today on “Discover the Word,” we wind up a couple of weeks on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” talking about a miracle that demonstrates God’s provision in a very personal way. Elisha’s miracles were largely public events. Until a distressed widow boldly asked Elisha to help her and her two sons. As we’ll see, the widow did what she could and through Elisha, God performed a miracle of multiplication. Another chapter in “The Miraculous Life of Elisha,” today on “Discover the Word”!
Elijah’s last miracle became Elisha’s first
Today on “Discover the Word,” we will continue the series on “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” by talking about Elisha’s transition from Elijah’s assistant, to his successor. Elijah was gone and so, it seemed, was Israel’s main spiritual defense. But now it was Elisha’s turn. And interestingly, Elijah’s last miracle became Elisha’s first. A fascinating twist to the conversation today on “Discover the Word”!
When God Didn’t Heal Me
For the past few days, I had been down with a bout of flu. Fortunately, I was cured after taking some medication. I thank God for healing me; I believe that divine healing can take place through medicine.
Discover how God often works outside the box of predictability
Are you a person of routine? Do you find stability in established processes? More from our study in Mark chapter 8.
Does God Perform Miracles Today?
” . . . the prophets who through faith . . . escaped the edge of the sword” (Hebrews 11:32b-34).
- Sometimes when we trust God, He works for us in ordinary ways.
- To help listeners see that not all of God’s dealings have to be miraculous.
Do you think God works miracles today?
Do you think there is a possibility that we overwork the term “miraculous”?
Do you think that God often works in what seems to be the ordinary?
Magic Or Miracle?
Magician Harry Houdini often performed an amazing escape. He was handcuffed, put inside a sack, and locked in a trunk—but he always managed to free himself. Some claimed that he had supernatural powers, but Houdini himself said that all his tricks could be explained.
When a museum in Wisconsin opened an exhibit that showed the secret of Houdini’s famous escape act, many magicians said it violated their code of ethics that prohibits revealing how tricks are performed. The exhibit proved Houdini was a magician, not a miracle worker.
The Great Miracle
Leonard Ravenhill (1907–1994), a British evangelist, once said, “The greatest miracle God can do today is take an unholy man out of an unholy world, make that man holy, then put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.” This seems to be what God did to Isaiah when He called him to speak to His people.
Around the time of the death of Uzziah, one of Judah’s more successful kings, Isaiah had a vision of God. The prophet saw Him as the true King of the universe, sitting on a lofty throne. In the vision, Isaiah saw seraphim worshiping God with a hymn that praised His holiness, majesty, and glory.