Why does Moses strike the rock? View lesson 1 Lesson God cares about people. ( Log Out / Children will learn that all of God’s additional attributes exist through and because of His holiness. Townsend and Boyd’s Commentary title next week’s lesson Resurrection Hope. )Give a few examples of loving consequences from the viewpoint of a parent, teacher, or other authoritative figure. But God loves us. They could write the definition for just or the memory verse or they could illustrate the story or what we’ve just talked about how God is just to punish sin. (2 Peter 3:8-9) 3 So he sent his son Jesus to die for us. Remind the group of the week you talked about God being holy and completely set apart from sin. I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. (Isaiah 40:23 says, “He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.”) It means that all rulers, kings and presidents will be judged by God, and they will find out that they are not the greatest thing since sliced bread. Everyone must give an account of his or her life to God. Chapter three covered the coming messenger, how the people had robbed God of tithes and offerings, and the reward of the faithful. You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Login He will always be fair, righteous, and truthful, because that’s who he is. When Second Isaiah writes these words it would be another 500 years before Jesus Christ makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem as Saviour. Picture this. (On the board write “God delights in showing us unfailing love.”) Only God’s kingdom will last forever. The term describes the “servant of the Lord,” whom some have identified with historical individuals or the nation of Israel itself. So not only is God concerned about justice and righteousness for individual people but also for the nations and the world. (Quickly go over your memory verses and the flashcards with the names of God from the previous lessons to help refresh your students’ memories.) This Sunday school lesson will identify God’s holiness as His most prevalent attribute. As you are being taken away to jail, the judge stands up and says he will pay what you owe. Have you taken that step of acceptance? Verse four reads “He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.” With as much unrighteousness that exists in the earth, setting judgement in the earth will require someone who can not fail or be discouraged. We sin and our sin deserves death. This is lesson 18 of 42 in our study on the Attributes of God called “Can you tell me what God is like?” Visit the series index to view all the lessons and get more ideas for using this curriculum in your children’s ministry. How would our lives be different if God was not fair and just? Alright Team Awesome, read Isaiah 40:23 and tell me what I can learn about God’s judgement from this verse. Themes, Topics, Discussion, or Sermon Preparation Ideas: What is the significance of waving palms on Palm Sunday? We should remember that just a few verses ago we were reminded that God is the creator of the heavens and the earth and all that dwell therein. (Psalm 111:7-8)God judges all behaviour fairly. Standard Lesson Commentary titles next week’s lesson A Resurrected Savior. Somewhere on the gavel, be sure the students write something along the lines of “God is a just judge.”. Lessons in this series: Close in prayer. Start out by reading this week’s memory verse (Psalm 9:16) from the screen. As we discussed in previous weeks, minor prophets are only called minor because of the size of their writings. The men insisted they were innocent, but the judge declared them guilty and had them taken to prison. Read the memory verse (Psalm 9:16) a few times together. (On the board write “Jesus takes our punishment.”) It’s God’s holiness that helps us understand His justice in this story. It is a description of the servant of the Lord. God is perfectly righteous and he demands perfect justice. The standard is God Himself. This is an example of when God chose to issue immediate and just consequences for disobedience. But again, there is a longstanding debate about who this Servant Song describes. Judge the nations! Help, © Kids Sunday School Place, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Website design by: ThoughtProcess Interactive. Why is it good that God is fair and just? ( Log Out / As a result of studying about God’s fair and just nature, children will understand why it is important to confess their sins to God and ask for His forgiveness on a regular basis. Then, tell the kids that you want to tell them a story from the Bible that that gives us a picture of God’s justice. Even the sins I do in secret when there are no other people around? God can’t be in the presence of sin. “Everything in the universe is good to the degree it conforms to the nature of God and evil as it fails to do so” (Tozer, p. 87). We can rejoice that he loves us enough to judge us, and save us from the punishment we deserve! The forty-second chapter deals with the servant as a light to the nations, a hymn of praise, and Israel’s disobedience. As a light for the Gentiles, the servant of the LORD will be an example of the very best of Godly leadership. Alternatively, use large flash cards with the name of God on the front and the main idea on the back. Is it possible for a human judge to ALWAYS be just and fair? Ask one of the kids in the group to remind you what you’re learning this year. Second Isaiah writes about a just servant who will bring a justice that Townsend Commentary explains “it connotes much more than judicial equity. The Bible tells us in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death. God closed Malachi with a warning saying “so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.” Townsend and Boyd’s Commentaries title this week’s lesson God’s Just Servant. Standard Lesson Commentary notes that Isaiah “is comprised of two parts. The priests had forsaken the way of righteousness and the people were no better. Whether minor prophet or major prophet, both are equally valuable in every way to the other. It is through Christ that we live and move and exist. What is a consequence? 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2020 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our, Fruitful Living (Luke 13:1-9) Children’s Sermon. God knows about the interruption of our daily work schedules and worship schedules. Last but not least, Team Fantastic, explain Jeremiah 1:16 to us. Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. ), Discussion Questions:1. But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. Sometimes you have to drop what you’re doing and see about yourself or someone you love. That reminds us that the just (or right) punishment for sin is death. From the Christian perspective, the servant has been identified as prophesying Jesus Christ. Insert a popsicle stick just a little way into the hole and tape it into place for the handle. This verse helps us understand that the Servant of the LORD will open blind eyes and set captive prisoners free. If you don’t want to use toilet paper rolls, kids can decorate an index card and then roll that into a tube and tape the ends together. (God is going to destroy the city.)2. Wait a second. Who really knows how bad it is? Welcome to SundaySchoolPreacher.com. God stretched out the heavens and spread out the earth. (Allow for answers.)3. Thank you for your faithful support and your prayers. (Allow students to answer.) Go through 2 Samuel 6 in your own words hitting the following points: To help the kids remember this truth about God, take a few minutes to define the attribute. What is a judge? Rev Dexter Alexander. (There is no water to drink.)2. God is always fair, always righteous and always truthful. The servant will open blind eyes, set captives free, and free those who sit in darkness in the dungeons. After being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Spring of 2007, Rev. He judges nations and rulers and us. Standard Lesson Commentary titles this week’s lesson A Just Servant. What does it take to be a good judge? Broadly speaking his literary work consists of Isaiah 1-39.” Some of the very familiar and well loved passages in First Isaiah from the KJV include Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD”; Isaiah 2:4 where is says “they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks”; Isaiah 6:1-8 which says “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. The judge may guess any name at any time. This game requires the judge to pay close attention to the faces of his classmates to help them decide who has the button. Because of this, because of Christ’s blood, I am deemed righteous. I promise I’ll be back just as soon as I can. When someone is on trial, his or her fate is in the hands of the judge. (On the board write, “God judges nations and shows them they won’t last forever.) Click here to watch fullscreen on GodTube. Let’s see for ourselves what the Bible has to say about God’s judgement.