1. In Hebrews 11:32 "the prophets" are mentioned in connection with their faith. 2. One of the greatest prophets was Elijah. a. Elijah served as a prophet during a difficult time in Israel's history. b. However, God accomplished a number of mighty works through him. c. He demonstrated great faith on several occasions. 3. Elisha succeeded Elijah as God's prophet to Israel. a. Elisha was similar to Elijah in a number of ways. b. Like Elijah,: 1) Elisha served as a prophet during a difficult time 2) God accomplished a number of mighty works through Elisha 3) Elisha demonstrated great faith on several occasions.
I. (1 Kings 19:15-16) GOD INSTRUCTED ELIJAH TO APPOINT ELISHA AS HIS SUCCESSOR
II. (1 Kings 19:19-21) ELIJAH CALLED ELISHA
III. (2 Kings 2:1-15) ELISHA WAS PRESENT WHEN ELIJAH "WENT UP BY A WHIRLWIND INTO HEAVEN"
IV. (2 Kings 2:23-25) ELISHA WAS MOCKED BY SOME CHILDREN
V. (2 Kings 4:1-7) THE WIDOW'S OIL WAS MULTIPLIED
VI. (2 Kings 4:8-37) ELISHA AND THE WOMAN OF SHUNEM
A. (vs.8-10) This woman cared for Elisha. B. (vs.11-17) Elisha informed her that she would have a son. C. (vs.18-37) The woman's son died, but Elisha brought him back to life.