Running with the Giants – Elisha
June 21, 2020
Hebrews 12:1 NIV 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
For when you wonder if your life counts…
“ wherever God puts you.”
Wherever you are…
Give your best in and God will .
1 Kings 19:19 NLT 19 So Elijah went and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field, and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away.
Matthew 6:4 NIV 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Give your best in things and God will give you things to do.
1 Kings 19:21 NLT 21 So Elisha returned to his oxen and slaughtered them. He used the wood from the plow to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the townspeople, and they all ate. Then he went with Elijah as his assistant.
Luke 16:10 NIV 10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
Give your best in the and God will do the .
2 Kings 2:9-10 NIV 9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. 10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours–otherwise not.”
John 14:12-14 NIV 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Elisha’s Words of Encouragement
“Learn how to the presence of God in your life.”
2 Kings 3:15 NIV 15 But now bring me a harpist.” While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha
Acts 4:13 NIV 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
“At some point, you have to wake up and .”
2 Kings 3:16 NIV 16 and he said, “This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches.
James 2:17 NIV 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
“Don’t base your life on the , but the .”
2 Kings 3:17 NIV 17 For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.