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Prophets and Kings: "God Reveals the Way to be Healed"

Prophets and Kings: "God Reveals the Way to be Healed"

Oct 15, 2017

Passage:2 Kings 5:1-19

Preacher: Todd Cyphers

Series: The Gospel Story

Category: The Gospel Story

Keywords: elisha, mcc, naaman, pastor todd cyphers, prophets and kings: "god reveals the way to be healed", scripture, the gospel project series, 2 kings 5: 1-19

Summary:

Pastor Todd continues with the Gospel Project Series. This week - Prophets and Kings: "God Reveals the Way to be Healed" from 1 Kings 5: 1-19. Elisha and Naaman

Detail:

Prophets and Kings: “God Reveals the Way to Be Healed”

2 Kings 5:1-19  

Larry Crabb - “…change must involve at its core a shift in direction away from dependence on one’s own resources for life to dependence on God.”

Mark 10:15 - “Jesus said, ‘Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.’”

Matthew 18:2-4 - “Jesus said, ‘…Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’”

Matthew 7:11 - “Jesus said, ‘If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!’”

Hebrews 11:6 - “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

I.  Recognize the severity of our disease. (2 Kings 5:1-9)

II.  Respond to God’s grace with faith. (2 Kings 5:10-14)

Sally Lloyd-Jones - “All Naaman needed was nothing. It was the one thing Naaman didn’t have.”  

III. Reflect Credit back to God.    (2 Kings 5:15-19)

Three Results of Salvation:

1. I will love God.

2. I will love others.

3. I will be a disciple maker. 

 Faith Sheet for Friends and Family This Week

1. How would you describe the proper balance between dependence and independence for children as they grow up?

2. What external factors do we look to when evaluating whether a person is successful or not?

3. To receive healing, Naaman wanted to wash in waters other than the river prescribed. What are some “waters” other than humble repentance and faith that people turn to for salvation? Why are these alternatives so dangerous to daily living?

4. How do you know your salvation in Christ is sure and what evidence do you and others see?

5. Read James 5 and discuss physical healing and the role of your C-group.