Daily Bible Reading:
- Day 1: 2 Kings 13:1-25
- Day 2: 2 Kings 17:1-41
- Day 3: 2 Kings 18:1-37
- Day 4: 2 Kings 19:1-37
- Day 5: 2 Kings 20:1-21
Week 41: 2 Kings 20:1-11 (The Healing of King Hezekiah)
- Can you share about a time when you were really sick? How did it make you feel when others prayed for you? How did it make you feel to pray for yourself?
- In our story, Hezekiah, King of Judah, was sick to the point of death. What important person visited Hezekiah and what bad news did he have for him? What does it mean when the Lord tells you to “set your house in order?”
- How did Hezekiah respond to the message of Isaiah the prophet? In his prayer, what did Hezekiah remind the Lord about himself? Read 2 Kings 18:3-7. How do these words bear witness to the sincerity of Hezekiah’s prayer?
- In what ways does Hezekiah’s prayer reflect great faith in the power and goodness of God? When God sent Isaiah back to Hezekiah, what good news did he have for him?
- Why do you think Hezekiah requested for a sign to confirm that God would heal him? What specific sign did he request from the Lord? How is this particular sign an amazing testimony of the omnipotence of God?
- When people are sick, why is it always a good thing for us to pray for them? What kinds of things should we pray for them?
- God does not always heal the sick, but why do you think He sometimes chooses to heal them? Why is God still good even when He does not heal?
- Can you share about a time when God answered your prayers for someone who was sick? When a believer dies, why is this his or her ultimate healing?
- Let’s pray today specifically for some people who we know that are sick and who need God’s power and grace.