Prophets and Esther Unit Overview Page
Every lesson in God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers fits into a unit that contains either four or five free lessons. A listing of all of the units can be found on the site along with access to all of the lessons. This page (below) and the downloadable and printable PDF is an overview of the Prophets and Esther Unit (OT12).
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During the time Judah was exiled in Babylon and in the years that followed, God used numerous individuals to declare His truth and to accomplish His purposes. He continued to reveal Himself and His plan to His people, disobedient though they had been. In particular, we see God using faithful servants in foreign lands and His enabling His spokesmen to reestablish the acknowledgement of His law and His presence in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was especially important because it was the city from which God’s people had been taken when they became captives in Babylon and the city to which they had returned. Through the leaders God placed in strategic positions, the Lord protected and instructed His people as well as foreigners regarding Himself and His ways. He also continued to prepare His people and the world for His Son, Jesus, the Messiah.
An important principle of God’s Kingdom is that God is in control regardless of any and all appearances to the contrary. We see this theme in each of the lessons in this unit. Although God’s people were held captive by a foreign nation, the Lord still was working to fulfill his Kingdom purposes in and through His people, despite the fact they had been disobedient and rebellious. During this time, God also was preparing His people and the world for the coming arrival of His son and the final King, Jesus the Messiah, on the earth.
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