Elementary, November 29: Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall

Hi Journey Kids parents!

The city of Jerusalem had been destroyed years earlier. The Jewish people were living as exiles in the land of Persia. Nehemiah, a cupbearer in the court of King Cyprus, dreamt of returning to the land and rebuilding the city wall of Jerusalem. Well, God made a way for it to happen. But rebuilding the wall proved to be no simple task. It was a massive wall that required a lot of time, resources, and laborers. To make matters worse, Nehemiah was constantly dealing with people who opposed his mission. He could not possibly have done it alone. He needed help.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family. After the lesson is over, choose a worship song from the playlist to sing with your kids!

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall

Big Idea: God wants us to work together to build His kingdom.

Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

We can’t do all that God has called us to do on our own. We need each other. Spend time around other Christians this week. Think and pray about how you can work to make a greater impact together than you could apart.