Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-6)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: God works through people to accomplish his redemptive plan.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Nehemiah prays for his people.
2. God gives Nehemiah favor with the king.
3. The people build the walls in faith.
Follow up questions!
Why was Nehemiah sad? (The walls of Jerusalem were broken down and the gates were burned).
Why were the walls of Jerusalem so important (The walls protected the people who lived inside from robbers and attack. Parents, remind your children of how your front door locks to keep people out who don’t belong in your home).
Who did Nehemiah say would help him rebuild the walls? (Nehemiah said that God was going to help them rebuild the walls).
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Mark 15:22-24.
One day Jesus would minister in the restored city of Jerusalem. Although the people of Israel rebelled against God, God had a plan to redeem his people through Christ.
Part of that plan was to restore the walls of the city of Jerusalem. Jesus was crucified just outside those city walls. Jesus walked through the Judgment Gate in the wall that led to Golgotha, also called the Place of the Skull, where he gave his life for the atonement of our sins.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 78 which starts on page 527 in the Long Story Short devotional. This is the last week of the devotional! Take a peek below to catch a glimpse of what is in store for family discipleship this week.
Day 1: Nehemiah is sad
Day 2: Nehemiah is called to fix the wall (courage)
Day 3: God gives Nehemiah wisdom
Day 4: God helps his people finish the wall
Day 5: Jesus takes away all sin by his death and resurrection
Pray about it! Read Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah 1:5 and use it to praise God like Nehemiah did.
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, March 3rd.