Elijah’s Mantle Falls Upon Elisha

Pastor Robert Hurst

X BOBBY CAN HELP USX BOBBY HEARD SPIRITS CALLX ELIJAH & ELISHAX ELIJAH A LONERX ELIJAH LARGER THAN LIFEX ELIJAH MANTLE FALLS ON ELISHAX EVERY MEMBER MENTOR BOBBYX FAITH IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORTX FORGIVING CONGREGATIONX LEADERS ARE NURTURED AND MENTOREDX METNORING LEADERSHIP IN OUR CONGREGATIONX NEW EYES BRING NEW PERSPECTIVESX PERMISSION GIVING ORGANIZATIONX PRAYERFUL LEADERSHIPX THEY DIDNT KNOW IT COULDNT BE DONEX WE'RE ALL IN IT TOGETHERElijah’s Mantle Falls Upon Elisha

SLIDE 3:

ELIJAH LARGER THAN LIFE

Today’s lesson is the very last scene in the cycle of stories around the figure of Elijah.   Elijah was larger than life.  He called down fire from heaven, deposed leaders, anointed Kings.  He survived drought, threats of assassination, brought a child back to life, and talked with God on Mt. Sinai.   Elijah mentored his successor, and he was even bodily assumed into heaven without dying in a fiery chariot.    This last episode contributed to the belief that Elijah would return to earth to herald the coming of the Messiah.   To this day Jews leave a vacant chair at the Passover Table and a cup known as Elijah’s cup in case Elijah should return.  The children at the Passover dinner are sent to open the front door and call for Elijah to invite him to the meal.  Elijah is still…

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