THE RIGHT TO TIDY UP
`I have read my Bible. But I didn’t feel that much. I went to church. But I didn’t experience much blessing. I prayed. But it didn’t seem to work out anything.’ Maybe you have felt like that. Sometimes we may feel that God doesn’t meet our expectations. Maybe many have felt like that. And chosen to be done with the service of God. To tidy up their lives and to remove the service of God. Don’t we have the right to do so, if God doesn’t meet our expectations? So it was in Isaiah’s time. But then Isaiah began to sing a song (Isaiah 5). He approached things from God’s perspective. Doesn’t God have the right to bring judgements? To tidy and clean up his land? Isaiah takes away every ground to judge God. And he reveals how God has all the right to judge us. Isaiah loved his God. How can we love a God who judges? Upcoming Sunday we will learn more. You are so welcome to join!
The last lesson from the ministry of Elijah is one of transition to the ministry of Elisha, whom the kids at ICF Delft will study in the following weeks.Following the bible bite during the service, the kids may go to their Treasure Seekers groups. For Explorers kids: please can your child(ren) bring a bible? Lesson Title: Elijah and Elisha Text: 1 Kings 19:19-21, 2 Kings 2:1-18 Big Idea: God took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, but he continued his work through Elisha. Aim: To teach that God’s plan for his people will always continue through the leaders that he provides.
The memory verse for the Elijah series is: (for Discoverers) “The Lord – he is God!” 1 Kings 18:39, and (for Explorers) “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth.” Acts 17:24.
Location:New Church Delft