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2 Kings 4 - NIV

8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat.

9 She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God.

10 Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.”

11 One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there.

12 He said to his servant Gehazi, “Call the Shunammite.” So he called her, and she stood before him.

13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?’”
She replied, “I have a home among my own people.”

14 “What can be done for her?” Elisha asked.
Gehazi said, “She has no son, and her husband is old.”

15 Then Elisha said, “Call her.” So he called her, and she stood in the doorway.

16 “About this time next year,” Elisha said, “you will hold a son in your arms.”
“No, my lord!” she objected. “Please, man of God, don’t mislead your servant!”

17 But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.

18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers.

19 He said to his father, “My head! My head!”
His father told a servant, “Carry him to his mother.”

20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.

22 She called her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return.”

23 “Why go to him today?” he asked. “It’s not the New Moon or the Sabbath.”
“That’s all right,” she said.

24 She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Lead on; don’t slow down for me unless I tell you.”

25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, “Look! There’s the Shunammite!

26 Run to meet her and ask her, ‘Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?’”
“Everything is all right,” she said.

27 When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.”

28 “Did I ask you for a son, my lord?” she said. “Didn’t I tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes’”

29 Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. Don’t greet anyone you meet, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy’s face.”

30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her.

31 Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy’s face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, “The boy has not awakened.”

32 When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch.

33 He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the Lord.

34 Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm.

35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.

36 Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, “Call the Shunammite.” And he did. When she came, he said, “Take your son.”

37 She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out.

Death in the Pot

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Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Aug, 2016
Summary: I think we often struggle today with service because we think it has to be some great act. If it’s not some great, newsworthy deed, we don’t think it is worth the effort.
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Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,713
John Gaston avatar
“Take Him to His Mother.”
Shared by: John Gaston on May, 2016
Summary: This is the story of a mother who couldn’t have a child, then had a miracle birth, followed by the child’s death, and a mother’s grim determination to hold onto God until God should bring her child through. She got in the vortex of the supernatural.
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Apr, 2016
Summary: God can move mountains if we will ask and let him.
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: This passage is famous for how God used Elisha to raise the son of the Shunamite couple from the dead than for the great relationship between the couple. If not for this great relationship between man and wife, the devil would have stolen their son.
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-25
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 185
Steve Ely avatar
Heart Attacks - Pt. 3 - Hope Resisted
Shared by: Steve Ely on Feb, 2016
Summary: The enemy attacks our heart in an attempt to drive us into a place of hopelessness. We must find hope again!
Andrew Drury avatar
When hope seems dashed
Shared by: Andrew Drury on Mar, 2015
Summary: It describes how the life of Elisha is applicable to us
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-36
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 725
bala samson avatar
Empty Vessels!
Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Have you ever been in a situation which looked absolutely hopeless? Situations in your life look so grim that you feel that there is no way out, are you there? I want to tell you today that God would make a way for you! Amen.
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,569
Daniel Habben avatar
Raising the Dead
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Sep, 2014
Summary: Because God has power over death, believers have no need to fear bad news.
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-36
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 784
Paddick Van Zyl avatar
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Aug, 2014
Summary: Do miracles still happen today? What is God’s take on miracles? How may we define a miracle?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-37
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,129
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
All IS Well
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2014
Summary: Our common faith was expressed so aptly in the words of Dame Julian of Norwich - but these words were anticipated and exceeded by far by another great woman in today's Scripture passage.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:18-26
Views: 1,179
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2014
Summary: Sometimes circumstances seem to contradict the fact that God is watching over our lives and guiding its events for our good. How can you respond to the forces of doubt that gather to smother the flame of your faith? Learn from a lady who had 2 crises.
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,978
Chris Jordan avatar
The Rescue #3: Whatever it Takes
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Oct, 2013
Summary: If we want to experience the supernatural power of God in our lives, then we must prepare ourselves, hang onto the promise, and persevere no matter what.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,342
Rick Crandall avatar
Be a Heavenly Hero
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jul, 2013
Summary: 1. We need to see with spiritual vision (vs. 8-10). 2. We need to give with generosity (vs. 10-17). 3. We need to take our troubles to God (vs. 18-37).
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Hope Has Come
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar, 2013
Summary: This sermon deals with the hope we find in Christ when we lose some of the things we treasure the most. It looks at the Shunnamite woman and her relationship to Elisha.
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Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,924
Sean Harder avatar
Elisha The Disciple
Shared by: Sean Harder on Jun, 2012
Summary: Some may say, “Yeah but I’m not called to be a prophet or evangelist, or church planter or miracle worker”. And that may be true, but what is also true is that if you are a true believer you have been given this amazing gift of the Holy Spirit, God living
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-36
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,277
Randy Bataanon avatar
Shared by: Randy Bataanon on May, 2012
Summary: The Shunammite Woman in our text today will demonstrate the value of woman’s character when death wields its sword against the family.
based on 106 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Views: 26,690
Stephen E. Trail avatar
A Great Woman
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on May, 2012
Summary: A woman of faith who served the Lord.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,398
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Is it Well?
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on May, 2012
Summary: If we put Jesus first in our lives then in any crisis we can turn to God for comfort and peace and say all is well.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,581
Edward Hardee avatar
Holding to the Promise
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Apr, 2012
Summary: Message about holding on to the promise that the Lord has given.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 3,394
Raul Castro avatar
“Secretos de la gente extraordinaria”
Shared by: Raul Castro on Oct, 2011
Summary: “Secretos de la gente extraordinaria”
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,065
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Measure of a Mother
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Aug, 2011
Summary: Mother's Day
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,747
Gordon Curley avatar
The Shunammite Woman’s son
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: The Shunammite Woman’s son. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 8:1-4:37
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 12,904
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
If you can see it you can have it
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug, 2010
Summary: They say seeing is believing, but to receive the best things from God you must believe to see.
based on 47 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:7-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 17,292
Eric Petree avatar
What Do You Do When your Miracle Dies?
Shared by: Eric Petree on Jun, 2010
Summary: WHat do you do when your God given miracle dies? Do you give up? do you quit? No!
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 4,012
Gregg Bitter avatar
The Lord Blesses a Shunammite Woman and Mothers Today
Shared by: Gregg Bitter on May, 2010
Summary: The Shunammite woman leads us to examine our attitude toward motherhood. In Christ we are forgiven for our sins against motherhood and his strength for the crises motherhood brings. A. His wondrous gift of motherhood B. His strength in a mother's crisis
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,294
John Shearhart avatar
It Is Well
Shared by: John Shearhart on Mar, 2010
Summary: The faith of the Shunnamite woman
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:18-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 15,072
Steve Ely avatar
House - Part 5 - Model House
Shared by: Steve Ely on Dec, 2009
Summary: Is God’s house a building? Does His house have rules, systems, or structure? How can we be His house unless we know?
Series: House
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,636
Mike Sanders avatar
Shared by: Mike Sanders on Sep, 2009
Summary: This sermon gives the believer direction with making room for God in their lives
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Views: 3,256
Jimmy Haile avatar
Shut The Door
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Aug, 2009
Summary: We sometimes need to be alone with God
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,822
Rodney Kelley avatar
Is it Well?
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Jun, 2009
Summary: Is your faith strong enough to say that all is well?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,354