Nehemiah Plans To Rebuild The Wall -- Nehemiah 1:1 - 2:18

In today's lesson we learn that ...
Nehemiah Plans To Rebuild The Wall --- Nehemiah 1:1 – 2:18

In our first week, we start at the beginning of Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah 1:1–2:18. We discover that Nehemiah was working for King Artaxerxes when his brother brought news from the exiles living in Judah. When he heard about the devastation in Jerusalem, Nehemiah was heartbroken. He recognized the vast need, but before he did anything, he prayed. Nehemiah knew that whatever he would do, he’d need God’s help to accomplish it.

Our Bottom Line This Week Is: ... Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.
When kids see something that needs to be done, they might think that someone else will take care of it. But what would happen if our kids saw they could be part of the job?
We want kids to realize that when they know what needs to be done, God might be telling them they can be the one to do it. And if they can’t do it all on their own, they can ask someone they trust for help.

Our Memory Verse This Month Is: ... "Work at everything you do with all you heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord."  Colossians 3:23A , NIRV

Remember that Initiative is: Seeing What Needs To Be Done And Doing It.
Initiative is a reflection of the character of God.


God took the initiative by sending Jesus to show us how much He loves us and fix the relationship between us. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, we reflect God’s image in us. Through our initiative, others can see the reality of God’s love for them.
As kids discover more about how we can reflect God’s character through taking initiative, they’ll spend the month studying the life of Nehemiah. Nehemiah’s life is a perfect example of someone who heard about a need, decided to check it out, trusted God, and dropped everything to finish the project. We can’t wait to see how God helps your kids discover how they can show initiative in their lives.

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