Hey parents!

At City Chapel, we don't babysit kids on Sunday mornings. We empower families to raise up kids who love Jesus. That's why we have this resource to help you, as the parent, bring the teaching from Sunday morning to your dinner table.

Please read over the content with your kids and discuss how the lesson applies to their lives.

Be sure to check the challenge at the end. Thank you for taking the time to invest in your children's spiritual growth!


For toddlers (3-5 yrs)

THIS WEEK'S LESSON: THE PROPHETS

IN THE CAR:     Ask your child what they learned about this week:

Today we talked about the prophets, whose job it was to call out Israel for its sins and tell of the coming Messiah. It wasn’t easy being a prophet, but the prophets knew if they did not speak out for God, no one else would! They set an example we need to follow so the world can know that Jesus died for them.

DURING DINNER:     Here are some great discussion starters:

- Who were the prophets?
- Why did the kings hate the prophets?
- Why is it important that we share the good news of Jesus?

PARENT TIME:     What you need to know:

God wants us to stand strong for Him like the prophets did. That doesn’t mean we have to tell the future, just tell what we know. Ask God for the courage to do the right thing and make choices that will be pleasing to Him, and ask Him for the right words to say when you are challenged about your faith.

Memory Verse:

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” - Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

The Bottom Line:

The prophets reminded people of their sin and shared God’s promise of a Savior

Daily Prayer:

Dear God,

Thank you for the prophets, and thank you for Jesus, whose birth they foretold. Help us to share the good news about Jesus, just as they did, so others can know Jesus as their Savior.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen


Challenge:  Make this week’s lesson real:

Watch the news with your kids this week. Ask them: if prophets were alive today, what might they say about our world?

 


 

 

FOR ELEMENTARY (6-11 YRS)

Prophets were special men and women chosen by God to deliver messages to His people. God had spoken to His people through leaders before, like Abraham, Moses, and the prophetess Deborah, but as Israel moved further and further away from God, more and more prophets appeared in Israel, warning the people that judgment was coming.
It wasn’t easy being a prophet. As a matter of fact, prophets were some of the most hated and reviled people of their time. They were hated not because they did wrong, but because they told the people they were doing wrong

The Prophets

 

dISCUSSION Questions

- Who were the prophets?

- What messages did the prophets give Israel?

- Why did the kings hate the prophets?

- Why is it important that we share the good news of Jesus?

The Big Idea

The prophets reminded people of their sin and shared God’s promise of a Savior

It isn’t easy standing up to the crowd and warning them they are doing wrong. The prophets suffered greatly for their faithfulness in speaking the truth, but in the end, the prophets also brought hope to God’s people. 
There are times when speaking up is the last thing we want to do. When someone tells us we are foolish for believing in God - whether it’s a student, a teacher, or someone on TV - we might want to see as the enemy. We need to remember that they are God’s children too. God loves those who reject him just as much as those who choose him. He needs us to speak out for Jesus so that they might see the truth.
The prophets were a bridge between the beginning and the end of God’s plan. They reminded the people that they needed God. They urged the people to repent of their sin. And they reminded the people that God would send a Savior. The prophets set an example God wants us to follow, reminding people that God loves them and Jesus died for them. Let’s ask God to use us to share that good news with others and give us the courage to stand strong in our faith.

Memory Verse

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” - Psalm 119:105 (NIV)


Challenge:    Make this week’s lesson real:

Watch the news with your kids this week. Ask them: if prophets were alive today, what might they say about our world?