Monday, December 12, 2016

Day 12 - The Prophets

All the prophets' predictions about the Messiah pointed to Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for us.  Can you find the cross in this painting?

Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. — 1 Peter 1:10-11 (NIV)  

      After the Israelites were settled in the Promised Land, God sent many prophets to tell them He was going to send Someone to bless all the people of the world.  The prophets knew all their predictions would come true in one Man, the Messiah, and they searched and prayed all the time for their coming King.   Do you think the prophets knew the Messiah would come as a little baby?  Did any of them know the Messiah would be Jesus Christ?  Today, preachers and teachers are telling us that Christ is coming again, but just like many people in the Old Testament, many today will not believe it.  Do you believe Jesus is coming again?  Does that make you happy, or scared?

Today's Prayer

     Lord, thank You for telling us about the Old Testament prophets, who waited and believed You would send the Messiah just like You promised.  Thank You that Jesus came, and He will keep His promise to come again for everyone who believes in Him.  Please live in me and keep my heart clean for You.  Thank You for forgiving me of all my sins.

Today's Activity:

     Have the children help build a cross from 2 x 4 boards or strong cardboard and place in the yard.  Or, have them draw a picture of a cross to place in the front window.

Seek & Find Answer to the question in the painting above:
The prophet’s fingers are pointing to the cross on the parchment, just as his prophecies pointed to Jesus the Messiah.

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