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: Our tongues are like a horse’s bit, a ship’s rudder, and a small spark that starts a forest fire
Memory verse: James 1:26 (ESV)
Application: God Expects Us to Control Our Tongues
Kids' Choir, Wednesdays @ 7pm
(Note that our Christmas performance will be December 11th during the a.m. service
Hymn of the month:
Soon and Very Soon
Songs of focus:
Shout to the North
Happy Birthday, Jesus
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: Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King
Bible Passage: 2 Kings 18–19
Main Point: God answered Hezekiah’s prayer
The Book of Isaiah contains four Servant songs—poems about the servant of God. (See
Isa. 42:14; 49:16; 50:49; 52:12–53:13.)
In these poems, the prophet Isaiah describes God’s plan of redemption. We see a vision
of the promised Messiah, the innocent substitute who would suffer for the sake of
sinners. Through Jesus, God brings sinners back to Himself.
The fourth and final Servant song is found in Isaiah 53. In this passage, Isaiah provides
an answer to these questions: How can a just God justify the ungodly? How can He
declare innocent those who are guilty? How can He treat bad people as though they are
good? How can He love people like us?
A just God can’t just look the other way. He doesn’t say, “Don’t worry about it,” or “No big
deal.” That’s cheap grace. Sin against a big God is a big deal. God didn’t just forgive our
sins, He dealt with them. And this grace was costly. The price? God’s own Son.
Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecies of a Suffering Servant. People assumed God had
cursed the Suffering Servant for His own sins. But no; Jesus was sinless. So why did He
suffer? Isaiah wrote that He was pierced because of our transgressions and crushed
because of our iniquities. His punishment is what brought our peace. The Suffering
Servant died the death we deserve. When we trust in Jesus, our sins are wiped
away—paid for by His blood—and His righteousness is credited to us.
When Christ’s work on the cross was finished, God rewarded Him. “For this reason God
highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the
name of Jesus every knee will bow—of those who are in heaven and on earth and under
the earth—and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
God the Father” (Phil. 2:911).
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
Help your kids appreciate what Jesus endured during His earthly ministry. Talk about
how Jesus hurt and died because of His love for people and His desire to please His
Father. Because of Jesus’ suffering and death, our sin punishment has been paid and
because of His resurrection, we have victory over death.
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 told people about the Messiah.
○ God sent the Messiah because He loves us.
○ Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.
○ How many gods are there? There is one true God.
○ God said Jesus would suffer.
○ How many gods are there? There is one true God who alone deserves
○ God said the Messiah would be a suffering servant.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE
● Hebrews 1:12
● “Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King” (2 Kings 18 – 19)