Biblical Messages

Old Testament Lessons in Leadership: Be a Mentor

As we think about investing in others, the relationship between Elijah and Elisha teaches us about the value of mentoring.  After Elijah had poured himself into his prophetic ministry,  he was spent, but found renewal for his work when God appointed Elisha to be his apprentice, his understudy – the one who would take on the prophetic role when Elijah’s time was done.

This message began with a reading from 1 Kings 19, where Elijah’s burnout was becoming clear. A few chapters later, we read about the hand-off, if you will, between Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings 2.1-15.

Early in the message, we listened to a song by Relient K, called “Be My Escape”. A video accompanying the song can be found here.

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