1 Kings 19:16, 19-21, 2 Kings 2:1-14 – THE TORCH IS PASSED

When responsibility is transferred from one person to another, we often say, “The torch has been passed.” Elijah is told to recruit Elisha as the next prophet. He passed the torch to a man who was different from himself. Elijah was known as a fiery personality. We might say that Elisha was steady. Consider:

ELISHA’S DESTINY – 1 Kings 19:16, 19 – To be the next prophet in Israel.

ELISHA’S DECISION – 1 Kings 19:20-21 – To accept the call of God.

ELISHA’S DISCIPLESHIP – 1 Kings 19:21 – He began as Elijah’s servant. Elijah would have trained him.

ELISHA’S DETERMINATION – 2 Kings 2:1-7 – To stay with Elijah to the end.

ELISHA’S DESIRE – 2 Kings 2:8-9 – To have a double portion of Elijah’s spirit

ELIJAH’S DEMONSTRATION – 2 Kings 2:13-14 – This miracle showed that he was the new prophet in Israel.

Note – This could easily be made into two sermons.