Naaman (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Elijah and Elisha

Read II Kings 5

  • Who is Naaman?
  • What's wrong with him?
  • How does the maid know about Elisha the prophet?
  • What does the maid tell Naaman's wife?
  • Do you think Naaman's wife told her husband?
  • Who does Naaman seek permission from to go to Israel?
  • Why do you think the King of Aram (Syria) sent a letter of introduction?
  • What was all the confusion over this letter?
  • Why do you think the King of Israel thought it was a plot against him?
  • Do you ever have communication breakdowns? You know, you say one thing but someone hears it differently from the way you intended?
  • How do we avoid those problems?
  • What did Elisha do about it?
  • When Naaman finally gets to Elisha, who does Elisha send out with instructions?
  • Why does Naaman get angry?
  • Wasn't it brave of his servants to tell him to calm down and think through what he was asked?
  • Do you ever feel that you have to do something great?
  • Isn't that a form of trying to impress people?
  • Have you ever been able to impress people by showing off?
  • What usually happens when you show off?
  • Does God expect us to impress or express? What's the difference?
  • Naaman wanted Elisha to do something impressive. Healing is impressive, but does it need a trumpet voluntary?
  • What happens when Naaman obeys?
  • What does he want to do?
  • Why won't Elisha accept his money and offer of clothes?
  • Who does?
  • What happens to Gehazi for lying to Naaman and to Elisha?