But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Luke 18: 16

Trinity Kids provides spiritual guidance, education, & community for children from infancy through 5th grade. For Preschool through 5th grade, the “contemplative model”; of children’s ministry is used to provide the framework for learning about the stories of the Bible, with a focus back to the gospel & salvation of Jesus Christ. Lessons and discussions are hands-on, reflective, and open-ended. Please contact Julia Guy (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Story of Isaiah (Nov. 23rd)

Season of the Church Year: Common Time “Great Green Growing” Season (Liturgical Color: Green)
Story in Scripture: We recommend reading “Operation: No More Tears” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p. 144) 
We have spent the summer learning about the Old Testament. Going back all the way to Creation and the Family of God (tracing the family line from Abraham and Sarah.. through Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, Ruth,  David, and more) as we sought to understand God’s long and winding rescue plan. As we moved on to Isaiah today, we learned about God’s messages of hope to his people as the world was prepared for the birth of Jesus. These messages were received by some with hopeful hearts and others with worry about how God would make things right. Each of these prophecies pointed the way to Bethlehem and the Gospel story. 

Guiding Questions for Discussion
(Note: These are the usual questions that are asked after Old Testament character studies.) 
Now I wonder which part of the story you liked best? 
I wonder what part is the most important? 
I wonder what part is about you…. Or what part was especially for you? 
I wonder what the story of Abraham and his family might be teaching you? 

“Father, thank you for Isaiah. We can learn so much from the messages of hope that he shared with the People of God. Help us to listen to you, like Isaiah did. Help us to hear your messages of hope and prepare our hearts for Jesus. Amen.” 

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