A Light to the Nations

SUNDAY IS COMING
We are back to our regular groups this week. The children will sign in before the service and have their worship and story and activities and playing as normal.

TO READ TOGETHER
Isaiah 42:1-9
Isaiah was a prophet. Prophets speak for God. Isaiah is also a book in the Bible. In this part of Isaiah, God gives God’s people words of comfort to help them feel better after a long, difficult time. God speaks to them and makes a promise. Through Isaiah, God says, “You are a light to all the nations.” God spoke to Isaiah, and God spoke at Jesus’ baptism. All of us are part of God’s promise, and all of us are lights to the nations.

TO TALK ABOUT:
Sharing God’s light with the world may be a difficult, abstract idea for kids this age. Help kids connect the dots by explaining that sharing God’s light can be as easy as flashing a smile, sharing a giggle with a friend, or remembering to say “thank you.”
How can you share God’s light with the world?

DRAW A STAR TO HELP YOU REMEMBER TO SHARE GOD’S LIGHT.

TO PRAY TOGETHER
God of light, Jesus is the light of the world, and He said so are we! Help us love and comfort people who need love and comfort. (Name some people who need love and comfort)
All of our prayers we give to you. Amen.

TO DO TOGETHER
God sent Jesus as a light to guide us. Put a glow stick inside a clean, empty clear bottle. Fill with water and make sure the lid is on tight. Use your glowing light in the dark to remember that Jesus came to bring us light .

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Do an online search for “Kids are Heroes” to read stories about kids who are making a difference in their communities and the world through service projects.
Talk with family and friends about ways you could serve.
Share your ideas with other people. Try them out. Let us know how it goes!

Categories: Family Time, For Parents, Memory Verse, Prayer, Story