Explore the Bible at Home | Week of January 5

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Dear Parents, Grandparents & Guardians,

Our Fellowship Denver Kids began a study of the Book of Isaiah on Sunday, January 5. In the passage we studied, Isaiah 6:1-13, Isaiah had a vision. He saw God seated on His throne. In the presence of God and His holiness, Isaiah knew deeply that he was flawed and sinful. Thankfully, God provided forgiveness for Isaiah’s sin and called Isaiah to take a message to Israel. God has also provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sin. When we repent of our sin and trust Jesus as Savior, our relationship with God is restored. We can be in God's holy presence because Jesus has paid the price for our sin. If you'd like to follow along with what we're learning, check out this week's Explore the Bible at Home Guide.

January's Memory Verse: Psalm 119:11

Toddler Text Truth: Tell about God.

Preschool Text Truth: God calls on people to tell about him.

Younger Elementary Text Truth: God is holy.

Older Elementary Text Truth: God is holy. Sin cannot be in His holy presence.

Isaiah Stood Before God, Isaiah 6:1-13

Isaiah had a special vision. In his vision, Isaiah saw God seated on a throne. God’s robe filled the temple. Heavenly creatures were standing above God. They called to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; His glory fills the entire earth.”

Isaiah saw God’s glory and holiness and he was upset. He knew he was a sinner. Isaiah was afraid because God is holy and sin cannot be around a holy God.

One of the heavenly creatures flew to Isaiah with a glowing coal. He had taken the coal from the altar with tongs. He touched Isaiah’s mouth with the coal and said, “Your sin is forgiven.”

Next, Isaiah heard God say, “Who should I send? Who will go for Us?”

Isaiah answered, “Here I am. Send Me.”

God gave Isaiah a message but He knew that the people would not want to hear His message of judgment. The people would turn further away from God instead of turning away from their sin.

Isaiah asked God, “How long should I tell the people Your message?”

“Until the consequences come,” God said. But God also gave Isaiah a message of hope. A remnant (small group) of His people would remain. Through that remnant, one day, Jesus would come.

- Autumn