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 spokesmen to reestablish the acknowledgement of His law and His presence in Jerusalem. Through the leaders God placed in strategic positions, the Lord protected and instructed His people and continued to prepare His people and the world for the arrival of His Son, the Messiah. Lessons in this unit are listed below. Just click on each lesson title to access the individual lessons.
Unit Bible Lessons
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.
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.
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.
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!