Sunday, August 9 | Fellowship Denver Kids
FELLOWSHIP DENVER KIDS
SUNDAY, AUG 9
On Sunday, August 9, our Toddler, Preschool, and Elementary students will begin a two-week study of the Book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was the cupbearer to King Darius. One day Nehemiah received word that the gates and wall of Jerusalem were in ruins. This meant the city was vulnerable. The news greatly distressed Nehemiah and he quickly turned to God in prayer. Through circumstances only the Lord could orchestrate, Nehemiah was allowed to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall and gates.
Toddler Text Truth: Nehemiah prayed for God’s help.
Preschool Text Truth: Nehemiah prayed for God’s help.
Younger Kids Text Truth: God hears our prayers.
Older Kids Text Truth: When we pray we can praise God, confess our sin, and seek His help because we know that God hears us.
Nehemiah Asked to Return Home, Nehemiah 1–2
Nehemiah was cupbearer to King Artaxerxes (ahr tuh ZUHRK seez). A cupbearer was an important job. His job was to taste all the drinks before the king did to make sure they were good and safe to drink. The king often trusted the advice of his cupbearer in other matters as well.
Nehemiah received a message that Jerusalem was in ruins. The city wall was broken, so the city was open to attack by enemies. Nehemiah was very sad and he cried. For several days, he didn’t eat while he prayed to God.
One day, King Artaxerxes noticed that Nehemiah was sad. He asked Nehemiah what was troubling him. Although Nehemiah was afraid, he told the king that the city of Jerusalem and its gates had been destroyed. Nehemiah prayed to God and then asked King Artaxerxes permission to go to Jerusalem. The king kindly gave Nehemiah permission to go. He allowed Nehemiah to get wood from the king’s forest to take with him. The king sent soldiers with Nehemiah to protect him on the journey.
Three days after his arrival in Jerusalem, Nehemiah went out to inspect the walls and gates to see what work needed to be done. He encouraged the people who would be doing the work. The people were ready to rebuild.
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FOR ALL AGES
FOR FRIENDLY FISH STUDENTS (2's & 3's)
FOR CRAZY APES STUDENTS (Preschool)
Preschool Video Lesson (Link will go live Sunday morning)
FOR ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (K-5TH Grade)
FOR LEAPING LIZARDS STUDENTS (K-1st Grade)
FOR MIGHTY LIONS STUDENTS (2nd-3rd Grade)
FOR WISE OWLS STUDENTS (4th-5th Grade)
REVIEW QUESTIONS TO PROCESS TOGETHER AFTER LISTENING TO THE LESSON
- What was Nehemiah's job? (Cupbearer, Nehemiah 1:11)
- What message did Nehemiah hear about the city of Jerusalem? (It was in ruins/the walls and gates were destroyed, Nehemiah 1:3)
- How did Nehemiah feel after he heard the message? (He was sad, Nehemiah 1:4)
- How did Nehemiah respond to the message? (He cried, fasted, and prayed; Nehemiah 1:4)
- Who noticed that Nehemiah was sad? (King Artaxerxes, Nehemiah 2:1-2)
- What did Nehemiah ask the king permission to do? (To go to Jerusalem, Nehemiah 2:5)
- What did the king send with Nehemiah? (Lumber and an army, Nehemiah 2:8-9)
- After Nehemiah had been in Jerusalem for three days, what did he do? (He went to inspect the walls and gates, Nehemiah 2:11-15)