Old Testament Lesson 29: “He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah”

2 Kings 2-6 – Elijah prepares Elisha to be the new prophet. Elisha takes Elijah’s mantle as the latter is translated. Elisha mocks Jehoram. Elisha has a run-in with locals. Bears ensue. Naaman is healed through obedience. What do we learn from these stories? Dustin Homer is back!

Old Testament Lesson 27: The Influence of Wicked and Righteous Leaders

1 Kings 12-14; Chronicles 17 – Rehoboam succeeds his father, Solomon, but squanders the chance to rule in righteousness. Eventually, Jeroboam of the northern tribes leads a rebellion and Israel is split in two. What do we learn from the failings of these two leaders? How can we improve as leaders? Jehoshaphat  later leads Judah in righteousness.