Our lesson for Sunday is coming from our Bible Trivia series in our Children’s Ministry Curriculum and is teaching us that we NEED to listen to God’s word.
Our memory verse for this week is I Corinthians 8:1b-3 (NIV)…We know that “We possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Those who think they know something do not know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.
Our Key passage is Isaiah 53:4-12
Trivia is almost never about the future because no one really knows what the future is going to be like. Scientist and science fiction writers love to speculate about the future but no one really knows. 100 years ago, when people thought about the 21st-century, they envisioned flying cars and a colony on the moon. I think we can all agree they were way off on both counts!
We are going to learn some trivia about a group of men who did see the future. These were special messengers of God, men known as prophets. A prophet is a man or woman who receives messages from the Lord, just like Deborah in the book of Judges.
Many times the prophets were sent to warn the people of danger. When the children of Israel rebelled against God, the prophets would urge them to repent and come back to God. If they did not, God would send judgment on them. When the people were wise they listened. Many times they ignored and even killed the prophets, and that’s when the prophecies about judgment and punishment would come true.
The books of prophecy are divided into two parts: the Major and Minor prophets. There are five books in the Major prophets written by four men. There are 12 books in the Minor prophets. These books are shorter than the Major prophets but they all carry messages from the Lord.
Read the words of the key passage and listen to one of the Major prophets, Isaiah, and see if you can tell who he’s talking about.
The wise men listened to the words of prophecy. That’s how they found Jesus. When we listen to the word of God, we will draw closer to him as well.
Enjoy this time with your family!! Make great memories. I miss you all! ~ Amanda
The prophets in the Bible are divided into what two sections? (Major and Minor)
Who gave the prophets messages to share? (God)
Is Isaiah a Major or Minor Prophet? (Major)
Is Jonah a Major or Minor Prophet? (Minor)
Is Daniel a Major or Minor Prophet? (Major)
Whom did Isaiah write about, saying that He would die for us? (Jesus)
Which prophet wrote that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem? (Micah)