Our Sunday school topic for today
focuses on instances where God's creation has "bubbled over" to the extent that spontaneous singing and praising was the result.
Each time God and His work was the cause of this singing.
Ask the students - Can you remember the times when you could not contain yourself for the joy in you and you had to break forth into singing?
Ask the students - Do you notice the joy of something being restored?
Do you have a time in your life when God, through Jesus our Lord, restored you from your fallen condition?
What does the Bible say?
Describe the joy and personal reward of humble dedication - the
Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
Bring a picture or figure of an angel.
Rejoicing is something that comes spontaneously and naturally as a result of something that affects you deeply in a wonderful way. As we are
in these dark days where it seems all the news is of corruption, evil, wars, disasters and the rejection of God by so many we can take heart
in a soon coming time when our hearts will truly break forth in to singing. God is going to restore His wonderful creation and we are part of
that plan of restoration. Isaiah speaks of that time and it is a time of great joy; unspeakable and full of glory!
Ezra 3:11-13 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks
unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the
people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of
the LORD was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men,
that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a
loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: 13 So that the people could not discern the noise of the
shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the
noise was heard afar off.