“Lesson 36: The Prophet Isaiah,” Primary 6: Old Testament (1996), 158–61
“Lesson 36,” Primary 6: Old Testament, 158–61
To teach the children that the prophet Isaiah received revelation for his time and for the latter days.
2 Kings 18:1–7—Hezekiah is a righteous king of Judah.
Isaiah 36:1–2, 4, 13–15—King Sennacherib of Assyria conquers many cities of Judah. He sends his servant, Rabshakeh, to Jerusalem to threaten King Hezekiah and the Jews.
Isaiah 37:1–4—King Hezekiah asks Isaiah to pray for help to save Jerusalem.
Isaiah 37:5–7—Isaiah prophesies that Assyria will be defeated and King Sennacherib will be killed in his own land.
Isaiah 37:15–20—Hezekiah prays for deliverance.
Isaiah 37:21, 33–38—Isaiah’s prophecy that the Lord will defend Jerusalem is fulfilled.
Isaiah 38:1–5—Hezekiah’s life is lengthened.
Isaiah 63:1–2—Christ will wear red when he comes.
Isaiah 54:10, 13–14, 17—In the last days the righteous will be watched over and blessed.
Study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the scripture accounts (see “Preparing Your Lessons,” p. vi, and “Teaching from the Scriptures,” p. vii). Select the discussion questions and enrichment activities that will best help the children achieve the purpose of the lesson.
The front page of a newspaper.
Picture 6-28, The Second Coming (Gospel Art Picture Kit 238; 62562).
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
You may use one or more of the following activities any time during the lesson or as a review, summary, or challenge.
Discuss several events of the last days. Explain that signs tell us of Jesus’ Second Coming, such as wickedness, war, turmoil, the Restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the gospel preached to all the world, the sealing power restored, the Lamanites becoming a mighty people, and the building of the New Jerusalem.
Conclude the discussion by referring to Isaiah 54:10, 13–14, 17. Emphasize that those who are righteous will be blessed during these difficult times.
Have the children close their eyes and imagine a world where all creatures live in peace. Ask the children how such a world might be different from our world. Help them think of blessings, such as no wars, no crime, no disease, and so on, that would be a part of such a world. Explain that the earth will be like this during the Millennium. Have a child read John 14:27 aloud.
Have each child take a turn pantomiming getting ready for something (school, bed, dinner, a test, and so on). Have the rest of the class try to guess what the child is getting ready for. Then discuss how we can prepare for the time when Jesus will come again, and list these ideas on the chalkboard. Such ideas might include: attending church, being kind, reading the scriptures, praying, and so on.
Explain to the children that each of them is already preparing for the Second Coming by attending church and keeping God’s commandments. Encourage the children to continue to repent, keep the commandments, and do those things that will help their testimonies grow.
Explain that Isaiah prophesied of many events that have already happened. Have the children look up the following scripture references and decide what Isaiah prophesied and how it has come to pass (this could be made into a matching game or handout):
Using a large piece of paper, have the children write a headline about the Second Coming based on what they have learned in this lesson. Some of the children may want to write a short article about preparing for the Second Coming.
Discuss and help the children memorize the tenth article of faith. Explain that paradisiacal means that the earth will return to a state of paradise like it was in the Garden of Eden.
Sing or read the words to “When He Comes Again” (Children’s Songbook, p. 82), “I Want to Live the Gospel” (Children’s Songbook, p. 148), or “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, p. 78).