Yak Pak Week of July 25th – 31st

Posted: July 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

Naaman is Cured

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God Welcomes Repentant Sinners

Key Verse:
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Romans 1:16

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child 2 Kings 5) Naaman had Leprosy, a disease caused by bacteria that affects both the skin and internal organs. Leprosy often starts as a white patch on the face and can spread quickly, leading to boil-like sores. Naaman, a Syrian Commander, wanted to be cured of this disease. Namaan is sent to the king of Israel who reacts in fear. However, Elisha took control and told Namaan to wash in the Jordan River. At first Namaan didn’t want to listen to Elisha, but eventually he went and did as Elisha said. As a result, Namaan’s leprosy is healed and his faith in God grew strong.

The Jesus Connection:
Read 1 Peter 2:24.
Just as God healed Naaman, so we look to God for our healing. Peter tells us that we can be healed because of the finished work of Christ. Healing is possible for us because of what Jesus did on the cross. We look to God for our healing from the spiritual sickness of sin as well as physical sickness. Elisha’s cleansing of Naaman’s leprosy points forward to Jesus and the healing of the lepers in his ministry. In Luke 4:27 Jesus says: “There were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” Naaman foreshadowed the plan of God to reach the Gentiles with the grace of the gospel.

 

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