Message Follow Up | Don’t Hate the Messenger: Part 3 – Elisha

By David McNeely

Replace or Embrace?

Elisha was selected by God to be the next prophet after Elijah. Elijah then went to Elisha and told him as much. Elisha embraced the calling and spent the next seven or eight years observing, serving, and learning from Elijah. Elisha never received the same level of fame as did his mentor. In fact, when Elisha was on the scene as the main prophet to the Northern Kingdom, Jehosophat (Southern King) didn’t even know Elisha was serving. (2 Kings 3:11)

It’s not the first time the disciple remained in the shadow of the teacher. It won’t be the last. There is nothing wrong with that. But often times when a well-known leader reaches the end of his or her career the public begins to ask, “Who will replace _____?” It’s an understandable question. It’s also a terrible question.

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Old Testament Stories | Elisha

By Zack DeBerry

This weekend, we’re starting a series called Context, where we’re looking into the Old Testament to learn what it is and why it matters to you TODAY!  With that in mind, we wanted to share a few stories from the Old Testament that meant something to us personally.  We hope you find the stories that connect with you!

Ridiculous Faith in the Old Testament

When we think about what it means to follow Jesus with all of our heart, we all agree that it requires a life of Faith.  While the most well-known definition of faith may be found in Hebrews, where the writer states:

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”

Hebrews 11:1

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