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Call Upon The Master (2 Kings 6:1-7, John 9:1-12)

Rev. William L. BarronRev. William L. Barron, June 5, 2022
Preached at a Sunday Morning service

There are three locations where the Sons of the Prophets lived; Gilgal, Jericho and Bethel. The location in this passage was near the Jordan, so it must have been Gilgal or Jericho. The Sons of the Prophets said that they need a better facility, and Elisha went with them. During the construction, one of the Sons had his axe head fly off into the Jordan. It was borrowed and expensive for the Son, and was an accident yet in God's providence. Elisha told the Son to throw a stick in the water, and by a miracle, the axe head came to the surface of the Jordan and was retrieved. We need to learn how to see God’s hand in events. We should petition God to “Show me Your glory today!” God is in the details of our lives; He provides and takes care of us. Our difficulties are an arena for God to work. Each miracle is a picture of salvation. God always works through the means of grace.

Tags: Glory, Miracles, Providence, salvation

About Rev. William L. Barron: Billy Barron is the pastor of North Greenville Church. He has pastored ARPC congregations in North and South Carolina and Florida. He has also been pastor to World Witness missionaries around the world. He was Mission Developer of Travelers ARP Church in Travelers Rest, SC.
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2 Kings 6:1–7 (Listen)

6:1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See, the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan and each of us get there a log, and let us make a place for us to dwell there.” And he answered, “Go.” Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.” So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed.” Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there and made the iron float. And he said, “Take it up.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

(ESV)

John 9:1–12 (Listen)

9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”

(ESV)

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