Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lesson 18: Elisha and Naaman

Bible (pg 205)
Red garage sale stickers

Once there was a man named Naaman. Naaman had big sores all over his arms and legs and feet (stick stickers all over your arms and legs and feet)

The sores hurt Naaman. Nobody knew how to make his skin feel better. Naaman was a very important man. He was a very rich soldier. But he was not happy. He could not find a way to make his skin stop hurting. 

One day Naaman's friend told him something. She told Naaman to see God's helper, Elisha. Naaman's friend said, "Go see Elisha. Elisha will help you get better. God will tell him what to do.

Naaman thought he would have to pay Elisha to make him better. He took lots and lots of money with him. He also took nice clothes to give to Elisha. But Elisha didn't want his money or his clothes. Elisha said, "if you want to feel better, go to the river. Get in the water and dip down into it seven times."

Naaman was angry. He thought, "I don't want to take a bath in that dirty, muddy river water. I'm too rich and important for that." But Naaman's friends told him to do what Elisha said. Naaman was still angry. But he didn't know a different way to get rid of the sores. He walked to the river. He started to dip, up and down. He went up and down seven times in the water (take off the stickers). He looked at his skin. It was all better! God did it. Elisha was right. All the sores were gone! (Show pic in Bible)

Naaman jumped up and down shouting, "I'm better! I'm better!" He was so happy he ran to thank Elisha. Naaman tried to give some beautiful gifts to Elisha. Elisha would not take them. Elisha said, "God made you better, not me. Go thank God that He took care of you." And Naaman did. God healed Naaman. God takes care of us too!

Craft ideas:
Cup and Puppet Craft
Pop Up Puppets 
 Naaman in the River Craft
Naaman Coloring Page 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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