Books of History (Joshua through Esther)

Joshua through Esther

Use Skittles and warm water for this Ezra Object Lesson and teach children that God's commands are for our protection.

Skittles, Water, and Ezra Object Lesson

  When a person is in the middle of a sinful situation, it is hard to make correct choices. Use Skittles and warm water for this Ezra Object Lesson and teach children that God’s commands are for our protection. **NOTE: This section of scripture can be hard for kids to hear, especially for those who …

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Esther

Esther’s Courage Object Lesson

  Being a Christ-follower can be difficult because sometimes we might be persecuted for what we believe. Use this Esther Bible lesson to teach children that God gives us faith and courage to handle any situation when we trust entirely on Him. Focus Scripture: Esther 4 Materials: Ceiling fan, or ceiling tiles; string or yarn; …

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Zerubbabel

Zerubbabel Rebuilds the Temple Object Lesson

  Sometimes being a Christ-follower is difficult because we can be mocked and discouraged by other people. Use this Zerubbabel Bible lesson to teach children that when God gives them a task to do, it is much better to obey Him, than to listen to discouraging people. Focus Scripture: Ezra 4 Materials: Blocks of various …

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The Divided Kingdom of Israel Object Lesson

  How important is a nation’s leader to the spiritual well being of his nation? In this Divided Kingdom of Israel Object Lesson, explore that question and the examples of kings, prophets, and the people. Focus Scripture: 1 Kings 11:28 – 12:16 {Events towards the end of this lesson come from 1 Kings 14 – …

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Samuel, the Ark, and the Philistines Object Lesson

  Do you ever blow the dice before a game? Does your favorite team rub a rock before charging down a hill to play football? What habits of “luckiness” exist around you? In this Samuel, the Ark, and the Philistines Object Lesson children will learn that God is not a good luck charm and that …

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judges

The Book of Judges Object Lesson

  The cycle of sin. What is it and how do we deal with it? This Book of Judges Object Lesson explains the cycle of sin and compares the Israelites’ cycle with our own. Scripture Focus: Judges 2:7-23 Materials: Paper plate (see images for labeling); Scissors; Print out 3-4 M.C. Escher pictures. I copied the …

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The Temptation of Gehazi Bible Lesson {2 Kings 5}

  Have you ever been tempted to do something wrong? Have you ever tried to hide something you did? This Bible lesson focusing on Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, will help our children understand that relying on God to help us conquer temptation is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy …

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Self-Control Object Lesson {Joshua 7}

  We live in a world where everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Self-control is not a valued character trait. Here is a fun self-control object lesson that kids can do themselves. Helping our children understand the importance of self-control is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of …

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