Explore the Bible at Home - Week of January 19
Dear Parents, Grandparents & Guardians,
Long before Jesus was born, God had been promising His people that a Messiah was coming. The Book of Isaiah records many of the promises God made about the coming Savior. The Messiah would be a servant. He would give sight to the blind. He would suffer. The Messiah would take the punishment for our sin. God would choose the Messiah and God would delight in Him. What amazing promises! Check out this week’s discussion questions and suggested family Bible reading on the Explore the Bible at Home Guide.
Toddler Text Truth: Isaiah wrote about Jesus.
Preschool Text Truth: Isaiah told that Jesus would come to help people.
Younger Kids Text Truth: God promised a Savior.
Older Kids Text Truth: The prophets told Israel that God promised to send a Savior.
January's Family Memory Verse: Psalm 119:11
Prophecies About the Messiah, Isaiah 1–66
Long before Jesus was born, God made promises about Him to the prophets. One of the prophets, Isaiah, heard many of these promises and wrote them down.
A young woman will have a son and call him, Immanuel.
A child will be born and he will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
The Messiah will come from the family of Jesse.
The Messiah will be a Servant.
God has chosen Him and will delight in Him.
He will bring justice. The Messiah will be a light to the nations.
He will open the eyes of the blind.
The Messiah will bring salvation to the ends of the earth.
The Messiah will be beaten and spit on.
He won’t seem impressive in appearance.
He will be despised by men and rejected.
He will know suffering.
The Messiah will take our sickness and pain.
He will take our punishment so we can have peace with God.
We will be healed by His wounds.
God will punish Him for our sin.
The Messiah will intercede for us.
God will send Him to bring good news to the poor.
God promised these things about Jesus more than 400 years before Jesus was born. Every promise God made about Jesus is true.