Sunday 26 September

The Story

Bible Story

The Wall Is Rebuilt
Nehemiah 3–4, 6:15-16, 8:1-17

Use this guide to help your family learn
how God can help us show initiative.

First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!

ACTIVITY: “Would You Rather?” Party


No supplies needed

What You Do

Clear a room so you can both run from one side to the other safely. (Or go outside if you have a yard you can run through.) Read from the following list, assigning one side of the room to an answer, and the other side of the room to the other answer.
Say, “We’re going to talk about our favorite ways to celebrate. I’ll ask a question and then point to one side of the room for each answer. You and I will both run to the side of the room that represents what WE would choose. Here we go!”

“Would you rather have:

– a ZOOM™ party or a drive-through party?
– a summer party or a winter party?
– a party with friends or a party with family?
– a fancy clothes party or a pajama party?
– confetti or sprinkles?
– A party at your house or a party somewhere else?
– one big gift or lots of small gifts?
– the same birthday as your best friend, or having the day all to yourself?
– chocolate cake or vanilla cake?
– a big birthday breakfast or a big birthday dinner?
– cupcakes or regular cake?”

Say, “Parties are always fun because you’re celebrating something special. We celebrate because we’re excited and thankful—and we always have a reason to celebrate!”

Talk about the Bible Story

Why were Nehemiah and Israelites celebrating? (God had helped them finish the city wall of Jerusalem.)
What were the people remembering as they celebrated the Feast of Booths? (They remembered how God took care of His people in the wilderness after He led them out of slavery in Egypt.)
How has God helped our family?
What friends has God given you?
What are some other things you know about God that you can praise or celebrate right now?
When things don’t turn out as we had hoped, why can we still celebrate?
(Brainstorm some creative ways you can celebrate what God has done.)
Parent: Share about how you like to celebrate what God has done.


Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:

“Dear God, today we just want to celebrate who You are and what You’ve done! You’ve always been there to help Your people . . . You sent Jesus so we can have a relationship with You . . . and You continue to work in our lives each and every day. This week, we’ll continue to look for ways to celebrate what You’ve done. We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen!”


God Time Cards:
are devotionals kids can do that will reinforce the content in the weekly video presentations.