LESSON THIRTY FIVE 22/11/2020
Welcome to Kidzone. Today we begin a 4 week series called “Unfrozen.” Our first lesson is called “Frozen Hearts.” This week we ask you to take some time to examine the messages that you give to others – your kids, your spouse, your friends, and co-workers. Strive to offer words of hope and encouragement, rather than criticism and shame.
Bottom Line: The prophets told of the coming King to give the people hope.
Objective: Kids will learn that the birth of Jesus was foretold by prophets hundreds of years before that first Christmas.
Memory Verse: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
Scripture to read:
Isaiah 9:2-7. Isaiah tells of the coming king.
Prep – 4 (4-9yrs old) - Super Kids and Thunder Team
Why were the people in Jerusalem sad, scared, and hopeless?
What is a prophet?
What did God tell the people through Isaiah?
How do you think the people felt when they heard Isaiah’s message?
5 – 6 (10-12 yrs old) – Lightning Lions
Why did the people of Jerusalem feel so hopeless?
Who was Isaiah?
What does it mean to you that Jesus is a Wonderful Counselor?
How about Prince of Peace?
How would you have responded to Isaiah’s message?
If you were a prophet, what message from God would you tell people today?
The once great Kingdom of Israel is divided and in shambles, and the people of God are discouraged and without hope. In the midst of this, God speaks through prophets – men and women like Isaiah – to remind them of God’s love. Isaiah tells the people that one day God will establish a new kingdom that has no end. He will bring them a new king that will save the people: not only from their enemies, but also from their own sin.
Activity: Have the kids colour the colour-in-picture provided.
Make this week’s lesson real:
Talk with your kids through the attributes of God that Isaiah used. What does it mean to be a Wonderful Counselor or a Mighty God?
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Who was Isaiah?
- What do you think it would be like to deliver a message from God?
- What are some words of hope that you can give to other people?
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse.
Thank you for sending people into our lives that tell us about Jesus. May the message of Christmas give us hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thank you for your support and may God bless you all!
THE KIDZONE TEAM