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High School Heroes Week 11: The Israelite Maid

In the Bible, there are countless stories of teenagers with a heroic faith that led to a heroic way of living. There is so much teenagers of today can learn from the faithful teenagers of the past!

Jermaine HarrisonAug 5, 2020Dallas

In This Series (11)
High School Heroes Week 11: The Israelite Maid
Jermaine HarrisonAug 5, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 10: Josiah
Austin MankinJul 29, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 9: Jeremiah
Austin MankinJul 22, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 8: Samuel
Jermaine HarrisonJul 15, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 7: Uzziah
Jermaine HarrisonJul 8, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 6: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Jermaine HarrisonJul 1, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 5: Mary
Austin MankinJun 24, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 4: Esther
Jermaine HarrisonJun 17, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 3: Daniel
Austin MankinJun 10, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 2: David
Jermaine HarrisonJun 3, 2020Dallas
High School Heroes Week 1: Joseph
Jermaine HarrisonMay 27, 2020Dallas

Discussion Questions:

• Who do you need to treat differently, even though they have mistreated you?
• Do you think others view you as a trustworthy person? Why or why not?
• What are some habits that you can put in place in your life to be a person of integrity, resulting in others trusting you?
• Would you say you’re ok with not being famous or celebrated? Why or why not?
• Who can you share the gospel with this week?

Heroic Principle: You don’t need notoriety to leave a lasting impression.

*Summary: *
Most teenagers have had the experience of being mistreated by others, or of being unnoticed. Unfortunately, those realities are a part of life, but God’s word offers guidance, direction, and hope. The Israelite teenage girl in 2 Kings 5 overcomes mistreatment to leave a lasting impact on the people she was mistreated by. There is so much to learn from her story and apply to our lives.

Key Takeaways:
• This story occurred during the era of the kings reigning over Israel before exile.
• There was continued unrest between Israel & Syria during this time. They Syrians would often conduct raids of Israel and take people captive.
• On one of these raids a young Israelite girl (likely a teenager) was taken and served as Naaman's (the Syrian army captain) wife's servant girl.
• We never learn this servant girl's name. She was in a foreign land, against her will.
• She responded in kindness toward her enemies by pointing them toward hope for healing that was available through the prophet of God.
• This young girl had gained a trustworthy reputation, or else Naaman wouldn’t listen to her.
• As quickly as the young girl enters the story, she exits the story in obscurity, but in her short time in the story, she left her mark for God.
• She was a missionary in a foreign land. Her boldness and courage led to others trusting & worshipping the one true God.
• She left a lasting impression despite her lack of notoriety. Though you might be obscure in the grand scheme of world history, you can play a pivotal role in God's version of history.

*Scripture: *
• 2 Kings 5:1-5
• Romans 12:17
• 2 Kings 5:15-17