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Elisha: A Prophet’s Guide to Mission and Ministry | October 8 through November 26
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Taking up the mantle”? You likely already know the meaning: to pick up where someone else left off, or perhaps to be someone’s successor. The phrase is so commonly known that some may not know that its origins are biblical.
In the Book of Second Kings, the prophet Elisha takes up the literal mantle of his mentor, the prophet Elijah, who had been taken up into heaven in a whirlwind. It’s not just reclaiming a piece of clothing; it signifies how Elisha was taking on Elijah’s prophetic ministry and continuing it.
This month, as we talk about mission and purpose, we’ll be spending a good bit of time looking at the life and ministry of the prophet Elisha. Starting with that act of taking up the literal mantle of his predecessor, his life shines a light on how we as Christ’s church might consider our taking part in God’s mission in the world. We hope you’ll join us.