The Lord Prepared Isaiah to Teach His People
Dear Lord, let us see your majesty and holiness like the prophet Isaiah saw it, and humble ourselves before you like he did. We gladly receive your purification and offer to serve you.”
Choose any of these children's learning activities that fit their ages and needs.
1. Read or tell by memory from Isaiah 6:1-8,
The Lord let Isaiah see into heaven, and then sent him to teach God’s Word to the people of ancient Israel.
Ask these questions [Answers appear after each question]:
1. Where did Isaiah see the Lord? [See verse 1]
2. What flew above the Lord? [Verse 3; the Seraphs were great angels.]
3. What did the seraphs shout? [Verse 3]
4. What happened to the temple when the angels sang? [Verse 4]
5. How did Isaiah feel when this happened? [Verse 5]
6. Why was Isaiah afraid? [verse 5]
7. How did Isaiah get his lips cleansed? [verse 6-7]
8. What did the angel say to Isaiah? [verse 7]
9. What question did Isaiah hear the Lord ask? [verse 8]
10. What did Isaiah answer? [verse 8]
11. Do we also need God to purify us and forgive our sins like he did for Isaiah?
12. What should we answer if God asks whom he can send to tell people about Him?
2. Dramatize the story about how the Lord prepared Isaiah to teach God’s Word (Isaiah 6:1-8).
· Arrange with the worship leader for the children to present this brief drama.
· Use your teaching time with the children to prepare the drama.
· You do not have to use all the parts.
· Let the older children help the younger ones.
children or adults play these parts:
children play the part of Seraphs (great angels).
Tell the first part of the story from Isaiah 6:1-7. Say,
Put your hands over your eyes and say loudly,
Narrator: “Hear what the great angels sing.”
Seraphs (boys): Sing or chant loudly, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts!”
“The whole earth is full of His
glory.” [You might also prepare
“Lord, I am not clean! My people are all sinful. I cannot
Pretend to fly to Isaiah with the coal. Touch his mouth
Tell the second part of the story from verse 8. Then
Voice of God: “I need a messenger. Who will go teach the people?”
Isaiah: “Here I am. Send me.”
Narrator: Thank everyone who helped with the drama.
3. If the children dramatize this story for the adults…
Let them also ask the adults the questions listed above under #1.
Prepare pencil, paper and matches. Ask the children:
things make us unclean before God?
do we get rid of our sin?
5. Sing praises to God:
What are some
songs that we sing to praise God for his holiness and majesty,
6. Draw pictures of a burning coal.
Children may also like to draw or colour the picture on the last page of this study. Let the children show their pictures to the adults during worship time and explain that this shows how pure and holy God is, and that He cleans us of sin like fire cleans gold.
7. Memorize Psalm 51:10.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
8. Poem. Let three children each recite a verse from Psalm 63:1-3:
Let older children write a song, poem or simple drama about God’s holiness. They might tell how great angels praise Him in heaven, and how he purifies us, so that we can serve Him.
9. Let an older child pray:
Lord, like Isaiah, we praise your holiness and your great majesty. Great angels worship you. We sing along with them, “Holy, holy, holy!” Your holiness makes us see how unclean we are. Forgive us and make us pure. Thank you in Jesus’ name.”