One Prophet Showed Another
Heavenly Father, please use this
study to prepare the children to help
Choose activities that fit the children’s current needs and local customs.
1. An older child or adult tells from memory or reads from 2 Kings 2:1-15.the story of the Prophet Elijah passing on his power to Elisha.
Explain first that the story shows how Elijah passed on his job to a younger prophet, and that children, likewise, should pass on what they learn about God to other children.
Ask (Tell the answer only if the children cannot answer it correctly):
How much did Elisha care about
what happened to his teacher?
· Did Elisha know that his master was leaving him? [See verse 3]
· What was Elijah’s final question that he asked his disciple? [Verse 9]
· What did Elisha want to receive from Elijah? 
· In what way did Elijah go up into heaven? 
· How did Elisha feel when his master left him? [12.]
Elisha was very sad. In ancient
Israel people tore their clothes to show that they felt bad.
2. Draw a large but simple drawing of a chariot with flames streaming from it.
the children draw or copy the picture and, if convenient, color it.
children might like to copy or colour the picture found at the end of
3. Dramatize the story of Elijah and Elisha, or parts of it, for the adults.
Arrange with worship leaders to
have the children present the drama to the adults.
Older children play these parts:
Tell the first part of story, 2 Kings 2:1-7. Then say,
Walk with Elisha and say,
Elisha “No, I will stay with you until the end.”
Disciples of Elijah Stand to one side of Elijah.
“We are prophets, and we know that I, your master,
Tell the second part of the story, 2 Kings 2:8-14.
Hit the ground with your robe. Then say,
“I want to receive God’s power to carry on your good work
Elijah “If you see me go up to heaven, then God will help you continue the work.” (Throw the robe on the ground, then climb up on a chair and raise your hands toward heaven.)
“My father, I see you going up in a chariot of fire!”
Elijah (One shouts)
“Look! He parted the waters of the river!”
Narrator Thank everyone who helped with the drama.
4. If the children present this drama to the adults, then let them ask the adults questions under #1 above, about Elijah and Elisha.
Explain that a long time ago,
before Jesus came as a man,
Now Jesus tells us to make disciples who obey Him. Ask…
· In what ways can we help other children to obey Jesus?
· Do you have a brother, sister or friends whom you can help to learn about Jesus and to serve Him?
6. Pass on the robe of power to others.
· Draw a picture of a robe for the children
· Ask a child to be Elijah, another Elisha.
‘Elijah’ the picture of the robe, and explain that it represents God’s
“We are not selfish with God’s power. We make disciples,
· Then, ask the child who is ‘Elijah’ to pass the picture of the cape on to ‘Elisha’.
children draw a picture of the robe, to show to the adults at the next
7. Memorize John 20:21:
“Jesus said to them, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
8. Three children each recite a verse from Psalm 39, verses 4, 5 and 7.
9. Have an older child pray:
“Lord, you told us to make disciples who obey everything you commanded. You gave us your Word and your Spirit to help us obey. Help us to be good disciples. Help us to tell others about Jesus so they can be good disciples, also.”
A more detailed drama about Elijah defeating false prophets on Mt. Carmel: