This week before we look to our next woman of the Bible, I wanted to remind you of the invitations to practice what we learned from Elizabeth…

1.            Like Elizabeth was to Mary, who can you be a blessing to this week?

2.            Where has God disappointed you?  Can you talk to God about that this week?

3.            What is standing in the way of you drawing closer to Jesus? 

This week we will be looking at an unnamed slave girl who had some good advice for Naaman.  The story can be found in 2 Kings chapter 5. 

If you like a good story, I encourage you to read the entire chapter.  There are several stories within the story.  One of the stories within the story is about the Jewish slave girl.  Her story can be found in 2 Kings 5:1-5…

5 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from a skin disease. 2 Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his skin disease.” 4 So Naaman went in and told his lord just what the girl from the land of Israel had said. 5 And the king of Aram said, “Go, then, and I will send along a letter to the king of Israel.”

What stands out to you in this passage?

Our gal is only mentioned in three of these verses but what an impact she made.  Considering her situation, are you surprised by her words?

What would you have done in her situation?

Are you surprised by her compassion and grace toward Naaman?

What happens when our theology bumps up against real life? 

Let’s talk about it on Sunday.   

~ Pastor Dustin