Sunday, June 8, 2014

Isaiah Children's Sermon - "See, I am Doing a New Thing" - Isaiah 43:14-21

Children's Sermon on Isaiah 43 - "See I am Doing a New Thing"

Use this Isaiah children's sermon to teach kids about all the good things God does for us.

Needed: nothing

Lesson: Say to students, You know what, we had a children's sermon last week. We don't need to do a new one this week, do we? Do you think we could just remember last week's lesson and that be enough?

In fact, we had church last week too. We don't need to have a new church service every week, do we? We could just have one and then remember that one church service for every week after that. Does that sound like a good idea?

Or what if God said, "I've done enough good things for people. I don't need to do any new good things for them. They can just remember the good things I've already done." Would you like it if God stopped doing good things for us?

I wouldn't like it. I like how God does new things for us. In fact, in the Bible, God reminded people of the good things that He did for them in the past, but then He told them that He was also going to do new good things for them.

(Read or paraphrase Isaiah 43:14-21, quoted here in the NIV.)

This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“For your sake I will send to Babylon
    and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians,[a]
    in the ships in which they took pride.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
    Israel’s Creator, your King.”

16 This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21     the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.

God wants us to remember the good things He's done for us in the past, but the really great thing about God is that He never runs out of new good things to do for us. He's always doing some new good thing.

Let's pray about that.

Sample prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You that You are so good and loving and creative that You can always think of new good things to do for us. We pray that You will help us to enjoy each new good thing that You give us.

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