October 31: Family Fun Fest, 6-8pm
November 20: Thanksgiving Meal and Service, 6pm
November 23: No Kids’ Choir
December 11: Kids’ Choir Christmas program during morning service
December 18: Oak Crest Kids’ Christmas Party
TeamKID, Sundays @ 6pm
Bible Story: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well
Memory verse: Acts 4:12 (ESV)
Application: Jesus knows everything about us.
Kids' Choir, Wednesdays @ 7pm
(Note that our Christmas performance will be December 11th during the a.m. service
Hymn of the month:
Count Your Blessings
Songs of focus:
Days of Elijah
Exploring Christmas music
THE GOSPEL PROJECT FOR KIDS, Sundays @ 9:30am
Unit Description: Israel and Judah, governed predominantly by evil kings, continued to disobey God. God sent prophets like Elijah and Isaiah to reveal His power, love, and faithfulness to His people. God reminded them of His plan to send a Rescuer, Jesus, to take away their sin.
Key Passage: Hebrews 1:1-2
Big Picture Question: How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship.
Bible Story: God Called Isaiah
Bible Passage: Isaiah 6
Main Point: Isaiah saw the holy God in His glory.
King Uzziah’s death marked the end of an era. His reign had been long and prosperous. Uzziah became king when he was 16, and he reigned over Judah for 52 years. Uzziah had listened to the prophet Zechariah; he feared God, and God made him prosper. But Uzziah’s pride got the best of him. (See 2 Chron. 26:16.) God struck Uzziah with leprosy. Then Uzziah died. Under Uzziah’s leadership, God’s people had turned away from the promises of God and trusted in the promises of the world around them. God had promised to bless the entire world through Abraham’s family, but God’s people were rebellious. Instead of blessing, they set themselves up to receive God’s judgment.
But God’s plans and promises were not thwarted. God sent the prophet Isaiah to preach a message of hope. Even though God was going to correct His people through judgment, His purpose was one of grace through which God would receive glory. God planned to send a Messiah who would bring salvation to the world. Isaiah 6 opens with Isaiah worshiping in the temple. Then God gave Isaiah a vision. Isaiah saw God sitting on a throne. Yes, in the year that King Uzziah died, God was sitting on the throne. God was reigning over the universe. The magnitude of God’s holiness made Isaiah realize the magnitude of his own sin. His response? “Woe is me!” God extended His grace to Isaiah. He took away Isaiah’s guilt. God passed over Isaiah’s sins because He was going to send Jesus to pay for them. Isaiah had a vision of God’s glory and realized his own sin.
God forgave Isaiah’s sin. Like Isaiah, when we see how holy God is, we see how sinful we are. God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sin. We can find salvation only in Him. Help your kids understand that God is perfectly holy—He is pure and without sin and He is unique from anything and everyone else. God is also loving and full of mercy and grace. God sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay for the sins—past, present, and future—of those who would trust in Him. When we trust in Jesus, God says to us the words Isaiah heard: “Your guilt is taken away. Your sin is atoned for.”
Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers ○ There is one true God. ○ Isaiah saw God the King on His throne. ○ God called Isaiah to be a prophet. ○ Jesus showed people God’s glory.
● Preschool ○ How many gods are there? There is one true God. ○ Isaiah saw the holy God.
● Kids ○ How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves worship. ○ Isaiah saw the holy God in His glory.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE ● Hebrews 1:12
NEXT WEEK ● “Isaiah Preached About the Messiah” (Isaiah 53)