Week of 9.18.2022 | Weekly Focus
One of the most popular events in track & field is the 4 x 100-meter relay. Each team has four runners who each run 100 meters. Runners pass a baton to the next runner—hopefully without dropping it. The fourth and final runner for the team is the anchor. The anchor is typically the fastest and most experienced runner, and it is their job to finish the race for their team! Just as
God had called Elijah to speak His words to the people, God also called a man named Elisha to be His prophet. The work Elijah had started was going to be passed on—like a baton in a relay race—to Elisha. Elisha asked for the same spirit that had powered the work of Elijah, so God gave His Spirit to Elisha to finish his mission. The people saw that Elisha had the same spirit, and they believed Elisha was God’s prophet to share God’s words with them.
Before returning to Heaven, Jesus commanded His followers to carry on with the mission of making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus passed the baton to His followers and told them to continue sharing the message of the gospel. All believers have this mission, and they have the Holy Spirit to help them. The Holy Spirit is God living with us and in us. The Spirit helps us to follow God and to carry on the mission of spreading the good news of Jesus to the world!
God gave Elisha the same spirit that was in Elijah so Elisha could carry out his mission as a prophet. Years later, Jesus told His followers to wait for the Holy Spirit. God gives believers the Holy Spirit so they can share the gospel with the world.
-The Gospel Project for Kids
God gave Elisha the same spirit that was in Elijah so Elisha could carry out his mission as a prophet. Years later, Jesus told His followers to wait for the Holy Spirit. One of the reasons God gives believers the Holy Spirit is so they can share the gospel with the world.
Big Picture Question
What is idolatry? Idolatry is a sin of the heart in which we love and value something else above God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5- “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Family/Friends: Pray for the specific needs of your family and friends
Providence Church Staff: Hunter Pecoraro- Associate Director of Students
Local Church: Christ Redeemer Church (New Hampshire), Don Willemen
Local School: McSpedden Elementary
Mission Partners: Daniel and Allison Travis
Global: Unreached People Group- Awan (Pakistan) (Click the link to learn more about this UPG.)