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NEHEMIAH REBUILT THE WALLS

NEHEMIAH 1–7

Week of 28th January

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Welcome to this week’s Grace Kids @Home, a recap of last Saturday’s Grace Kids lesson.

We’ve prepared a short question guide that will enable you as a parent to follow up with your children on the lesson they had. For effective learning at Grace Kids we believe in the 3 step learning cycle – presentation (in class), feedback (in class) and follow up/repetition (at home). We encourage you to take time every week and complete the learning process for the kids so that the truth of the Gospel will be sustained in their hearts.

Before beginning the discussion ensure you have less distractions, try to make the discussion informal, please do not exceed 20 minutes in conducting the discussion.

First, ask the children the questions and note down their answers thereafter read the answers to them and help them remember.

The 4 important discussion-questions to ask your children are:

  1. What do you remember about the bible story of 'NEHEMIAH REBUILT THE WALLS’?
  2. How was the story connecting to Christ?
  3. Can you recite the key passage – ‘2 Corinthians 7:10’?
  4. What was the answer to the big picture question – ‘How should we feel when we sin?’?

 

1. The Bible story

NEHEMIAH REBUILT THE WALLS

God’s people had been freed from Babylon, but not everyone went home to the land of Judah. Nehemiah was one of God’s people. He had an important job serving the king of Persia.
One day, some men came from Judah. Nehemiah asked them, “How are God’s people doing?”
“The people are in trouble,” they said. “The walls around the city are broken apart, and the gates have been burned down.”
Nehemiah cried and prayed to God when he heard this bad news. The king saw that Nehemiah was sad. “What’s wrong, Nehemiah?” the king asked.
Nehemiah said, “The city where my family is from is in trouble. The walls around the city are broken, and the gates have been burned down.” So the king sent Nehemiah to Jerusalem to rebuild the city.
In Jerusalem, Nehemiah led the people to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall and fix the gates in the wall. Everyone in the city worked together on the walls. Before long, the wall was halfway rebuilt!

Some men who lived nearby did not like God’s people, and they did not want them to have new walls to keep them safe. The men made fun of God’s people and made a plan to attack them.
Nehemiah did not want the people to be afraid. “God is great and powerful!” Nehemiah said. “If our enemies attack us, God will fight for us.” So God’s people kept working. Some of the men stood guard with weapons, and others worked on the wall. The people were always ready to fight, just in case.
Nehemiah was a good leader for God’s people. He helped them when they had problems, and he told them to trust God. Before long, the wall was finished! The gates and the walls were fixed, and God’s people were safe. The people’s enemies were afraid because they knew that God was with His people.

  2. Christ Connection

Nehemiah helped God’s people fix the walls around their city. The walls protected the people from their enemies. Jesus protects us from our enemies. When we know and love Jesus, He keeps us safe from sin and we will live with Him forever.

3. Key passage/Memory verse

Younger kids (4-6years old)

"Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret."

2 Corinthians 7:10

Older Kids (7-10years old)

"For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldy grief produces death." 2 Corinthians 7:10

4. Big picture question

How should we feel when we sin? When we sin, we should feel sorry that we have disobeyed God and choose to obey Him.

 

We hope this is a blessing to you and your family. If you have any questions, please let us know! send us an email kids@gracechurchabudhabi.com

Grace Kids team