Nehemiah: Facing Opposition (Neh 4)

1. STORY: FACING OPPOSITION (Nehemiah 4) Recap We’re following the adventures of Nehemiah as he and the people of Israel work together to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem Who is Nehemiah? A Jew who was serving as cupbearer in the Persian king’s court What is a cupbearer? A high-ranking officer whose duty is to serve…

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Nehemiah: Gospel in the Gates (Review)

1.       STORY: Gospel in the Gates (Nehemiah 3) This is a review lesson. Keep it simple, fun and activity based. Basically, the kids should be able to know: Name of Gate and how it reminds us of what Jesus has done for us. For the older kids, you may want to up the ante by…

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Miphkad Gate (Neh 3j)

1. HOOK: Song: The more we get together The more we get together, together, together    <hold hands in circle and swing> The more we get together, the happier we’ll be For Jesus is my friend                                                      <point at ownself> And Jesus is your friend                    …

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Horse Gate (Neh 3h)

1. HOOK: Pin the tail on the horse: Instead of donkey, have a picture of a horse. Blindfold kids and have them pin/stick the tail on the horse. The one who pins the tail closest to the correct spot wins. Arm wrestling match: Choose a representative from each group and get them to arm wrestle in front…

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Fountain Gate (Neh 3f)

1. HOOK: Song: Deep and wide Teach actions; omit words at each round and go faster and faster and faster! Can work for all ages Simple fountain-themed “experiment” (optional)     2. STORY: GOSPEL IN THE GATES – FOUNTAIN GATE (Nehemiah 3:15) Recap We’re following the adventures of Nehemiah as he and the people of Israel work…

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Rubbish Gate (Neh 3e)

1. HOOK: My Achievements: (Materials: paper, pen/pencil, 2 waste paper baskets) Get kids to write down their greatest achievement on a piece of paper. Choose a few kids to share what they wrote down to the rest. Then get the kids to make aeroplanes out of their piece of paper. Divide them into 2 groups;…

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Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Old Gate (Neh 3c)

1. HOOK: Illustration: Metamorphosis of a Butterfly (use pictures/props to illustrate; for younger kids, can use Dr Seuss’ “My, O My, A Butterfly” or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” books) This morning I have brought a butterfly. Just look at my butterfly! Isn’t it beautiful? I think the butterfly is one of the most beautiful things that God has…