03 Oct Family Devotion – Isaiah Preached About the Messiah
GATHER EVERYONE FOR WORSHIP AND PRAY
Get everyone’s attention by playing a song. Gather around the dinner table, on the couch, or another comfortable location that works for your family. Open in prayer and ask God to bless this time.
MAKE IT FUN.
Kids will look forward to family devotions if we can make it a fun and engaging time for everyone. Try out one of these activities this week.
1. Talk to your kids about situations where people make predictions (before sports games, about the weather, etc.). Explain the difference between those and Isaiah’s prophecies.
2. Use cotton balls as “sheep”. Hide sheep all around the room. Your kids must find as many as they can. Whoever finds the most sheep wins. Discuss how God sent someone (Jesus) to find His lost “sheep”.
READ THE STORY.
Read directly from the Bible, use a children’s Bible, or summarize the story in your own words. The Bible story this week is from Isaiah 53. Here is the gist of the story:
1. Isaiah was given a special message about the coming Messiah.
2. The Messiah would be punished for the sins of other people.
3. Isaiah compared the Messiah to a sheep about to be killed.
4. God said the Messiah would be a suffering servant.
ASK THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
1. Why was the Messiah punished for other people’s sin?
2. Who is the Messiah? How do we know?
3. Why do you think people reject(ed) Jesus?
DISCUSS THE 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.
Singing is an important way to reinforce and memorize important biblical truths. Our worship pastor has provided links to songs your kids will actually hear in our worship service each week.
CLOSE IN PRAYER.
Take a moment to recap what you’ve learned and ask God to help you believe and obey the truths of the Bible. Pray for any other needs you are aware of as well.