October 20

God Promises a Suffering Servant
(Isaiah, Prophet to Judah)

Isaiah 6; 53

Nursery

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
God sent Jesus to forgive us from sin.

Story Point:
God planned to send Jesus

Big Ideas:

  • Isaiah saw God on His throne.

  • God told Isaiah to tell people about the Messiah.

  • Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.


Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • God gave the prophet Isaiah a vision of God sitting on a throne.

  • Isaiah told the people of Judah about God’s plan.

  • Isaiah told about the Messiah who would rescue people from sin.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
God’s servant Isaiah wrote about Jesus. God planned all along that Jesus would die on the cross for our sin. Many years before Jesus was born, Isaiah wrote these words. Jesus is the Servant who died to save people from sin.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? God planned to send Jesus.

Story Point:
Isiah told about the Messiah.

Big Ideas:

  • Isaiah saw God on His throne.

  • God told Isaiah to tell people about the Messiah.

  • Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why was Isaiah afraid at first when he saw God in the vision?

  • Why would people think the Servant had done wrong?

  • Who is the Servant God sent to die to save people from sin?

Family Activities:

  • Read Isiah 53. Make a list of things you learn about the Messiah.

  • Serve your neighbors as a family. Deliver a meal. Run and errand. Help with yard work. Offer to care for their children or an elderly family member. What for opportunities to tell about the greatest Servant of all.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • God called Isaiah to be a prophet.

  • Isaiah knew his sin made him unworthy to be near God.

  • God forgave Isaiah’s sins and gave him a message for God’s people.

  • The prophet Isaiah told about the Messiah.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
The prophet Isiah told about the Messiah.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
God planned all along that Jesus would die on the cross for our sin. Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote that this would happen! Jesus is the Servant who suffered so that those who trust in Him would be forgiven.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why was Isiah scared to stand before God?

  • Who is the Suffering Servant? How do we know?

  • How did Jesus suffer for our sin?

Family Activity:
Decorate your home to look like a fancy restaurant. Invite your family to wear formal clothing and wait on them as a servant might. Discuss how Jesus proved that He is the greatest servant, and suffered to take away our sins.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
The prophet Isiah told about the Messiah.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
God planned all along that Jesus would die on the cross for our sin. Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote that this would happen! Jesus is the Servant who suffered so that those who trust in Him would be forgiven.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Share about a time you didn’t feel prepared to do something.

  • How do you feel knowing Jesus is always with you?

  • What questions do you have about the future? Who knows the future?