Made For TV….BC Part 5 “Response”
Made for TV…BC – Part 5
When we look at the Bible we are faced with a decision to take the events _________________ or ___________________.
Often, true and untrue stories have important ________________.
Elisha takes over as Elijah’s __________________ and almost immediately runs into a little _____________.
2 Kings 2:23-25
Elisha Is Jeered
23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.
This incident has been used by some to cast doubt on the ______________ and _______________ of God.
Is ________________ by a bear appropriate when _____________ fun of a man’s lack of hair?
Most of the problem comes from reading the __________ ____________ version of the Bible.
Hebrew word “naar” can be translated ___________ but also can be translated ____________, even for someone as old as 28 years of age.
Elisha himself may have been about the same __________ as the group of youths.
How do you ________________ when God _______________ in ways you don’t understand?
God takes the _________ of Ezekiel’s ___________ and forbids him to mourn her death.
Ezekiel’s Wife Dies
15 The word of the Lord came to me: 16 “Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears. 17 Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache and beard or eat the customary food of mourners.”
18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.
God tells the prophet Hosea to marry a _________________.
When God doesn’t respond the way we want, many people ______________ or ______________ God from their lives.
Paul was a man ________________ with responses from God that were not what he wanted.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
What does Paul do…and what should we do?
- He ________________ God.
- He _________________ to God’s answer.
He paid attention to the answer even when it _____________ the answer he ______________.
- He _________________his _______________ and ______________.
In this life God doesn’t meet __________________ expectations ________ of the time.