Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elisha Purifies The Pot Of Stew


Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of 2 Kings:   Elisha purifies the pot of stew (2 Kings 4:38-41)

Elisha, the man of God, returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in the land.  He asked his servant Gehazi to make a stew.  When they gathered wild gourds for the stew, they didn’t realize that they had gathered poison gourds and put them in the stew.  Now these starving men had nothing to eat.

Ask the children…

What did Elisha do?

Elisha and the pot of stew image

“Elisha said, ‘bring me some flour.’ Then he threw it into the pot.”  (2 Kings 4:41)

What act of faith did Elisha ask everyone to participate in?

“(Elisha) said, ‘Now it’s all right; go ahead and eat.’ And then it did not harm them.” (2 Kings 4:41)

When God does a miracle, sometimes we can’t see it but have to trust Him and act upon it.  In this case, no one knew for sure that God had miraculously removed the poison, but they went ahead and ate anyway as an act of faith.  Where is God asking you to step out by faith even though you can’t see the outcome?

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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