Lesson Unit: Prophets and Esther
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Prophets and Esther (Four Lessons)
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 prophets to reestablish the authority of His law and the presence of His people in Jerusalem.
Through the leaders God placed in strategic positions during the Babylonian Exile and the years following, the Lord protected and instructed His people and continued to prepare them and the world for the arrival of His Son, Jesus the Messiah, years later. This Prophets and Esther unit will examine some of these leaders and see God’s providence in advancing His plan of redemption and restoration.
Lessons in this unit are listed below. Just click on each lesson title to access the individual lessons. A printable PDF of the Unit Overview Page is accessible here.
Unit Bible Lessons
Daniel and the Lions
The story of Daniel and the lions is one of the most dramatic and exciting in the Bible. Daniel provides a wonderful example of faithfulness to God in the face of adversity and pressure to conform to ungodly ways.
Esther and the King
Queen Esther found herself living at a pivotal time in history for her people, Israel. God used her courage to save His people from those who would destroy them. Children will love this story of Esther and her special place in God’s unfolding story.
Nehemiah and the Wall
Learning to discern the right thing to do can be difficult, but life is filled with challenges and even preschoolers can begin to learn that God can help us know what is right when we trust Him. Nehemiah’s story can help children learn this.
Ezra Read the Law
Many of the people had returned to Jerusalem from Babylon, but the city was far from restored. People needed encouragement and a renewed commitment to God’s Word and law. Ezra helped make that happen!