Join us for The Great Race as champion racer Kip Daring goes head to head with the evil Doctor Despair in eight different races. Along the way children ages 6-12 will learn what the Bible has to say about not giving up through the story of Nehemiah!
For this series, the Perform It Live Teaching Format includes performing the Bible Lesson and Skit live.
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The children will learn that we can and should be in constant prayer to God.
Nehemiah prays to God for help. (Nehemiah 1-2:8)
I Will Keep On Praying!
“Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
The children will learn that God has big plans for the world, and we each have a part to play in those plans. And we should faithfully work on our part of the plan.
Nehemiah and the people begin to rebuild the wall. (Nehemiah 2:11-3:32)
I Will Keep On Doing My Part Of God’s Plan!
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT)
The children will learn that we should use our words and actions to encourage people when they are bullied.
Enemies oppose Nehemiah and the people. (Nehemiah 4)
I Will Keep On Encouraging Others When They Are Bullied!
“So encourage each other and build each other up,” 1 Thessalonians 5:11a (NLT)
The children will learn that we should instruct other people to do what is right.
Nehemiah confronts the nobles and officials. (Nehemiah 5:1-13)
I Will Keep On Telling Others To Do What Is Right!
“You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. You have the authority to correct them when necessary, so don’t let anyone disregard what you say.” Titus 2:15 (NLT)
The children will learn that we should be generous to others by sharing what we have and by giving to those in need.
Nehemiah is generous to the Israelites. (Nehemiah 5:14-19)
I Will Keep On Being Generous!
“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.” Deuteronomy 15:10 (NLT)
The children will learn that in order to do the right things in life, we need to focus and not get distracted.
Enemies try to distract and trick Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 6:1-16)
I Will Keep Doing What Is Right And Not Get Distracted!
“…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1b (NLT)
The children will learn that we should obey God. Doing so will help us to live the best life possible.
The wall of Jerusalem is completed and God’s laws are read. (Nehemiah 8, 9:1-4, 10)
I Will Keep On Obeying God!
“If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 18:5 (NLT)
The children will learn that we should spend time every day worshiping God.
The people celebrate and worship God. (Nehemiah 12:27-47)
I Will Keep On Worshiping God Every Day!
“I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 145:2 (NLT)
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