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February 22, 2015

Passage: 2 Kings 6:8–6:23

Fire! - Winter/Spring 2015 Series
February 22, 2015 - Fire Protection, 2 Kings 6:8-23
Introduction: Describe a time/place where you felt “outnumbered” by evil. How did it make you feel? What did it make you think?

(FYI: Syria and Aram are different names for the same people.)

Sermon Outline
A. Bull’s Eye. vv. 8-15 

a. Read the passage. What stands out to you as you read it?

b. Ever seem like you had a “bull’s eye” on your back? What do you think put it there? (Something you said/did/otherwise?)

c. Respond to the Martin Luther quote: “I find it impossible to avoid offending guilty people.”

d. Describe a “Christian life” which gives no offense.

B. Open Your Eyes. vv. 16-17

a. Describe a time when you thought you physically saw something clearly or completely, but later realized that you did not see clearly or completely.

b. Now describe a time when you had a similar experience, only spiritually.

c. Is our country really getting worse morally or is it just our imagination? If so, why don’t so many of us seem too bothered by it?

C. Eye Opener. vv. 18-23

a. Describe what is going on in vv. 18-23.

b. Why didn’t Elisha allow the king of Israel to kill the trapped Syrians?

c. What might be a modern day parallel? How might we “give a banquet” to our “enemies”? 

d. Respond to: “God is not the enemy of His enemies.”

Conclusion: In what ways might you need your eyes “opened”? What will you do differently this week because of this Scriptural lesson?