Yak Pak Week of August 9th – 15th

Posted: August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God helps us face challenges

Key Verse:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” 
Colossians 3:23

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Nehemiah 2:11-6:19) Nehemiah had a difficult task ahead of him. Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem would not be easy. He inspected the walls in secret because he knew he would be facing opposition. After this inspection he gathered the Jewish officials told them his plan, and with God’s blessing along with the king’s help, they were ready to start building. Everyone worked with all their heart which made the project work. Half the men worked and the other half stood guard so their enemies would stay away. All attempts to trick or deceive Nehemiah failed as the wall was completed in only 52 days! This shows that with God’s help we can overcome the challenges we face.  

Share:
With your family, discuss the biggest challenges each person faces in the coming week. Then talk about ways each person can invite God into the challenge (such as talking to God about uncertainties and asking for help in discovering the solutions). Then pray together about those challenges.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
As a family, accept a challenge that would be good for your family to accomplish, such as spending some time together without electronic devices, taking a walk or bicycle ride in your neighborhood to get some exercise, or working together to make a home-cooked meal. Before you begin your challenge, ask God to help you and to be with you. After you meet your challenge, give each other high fives and thank God in 

prayer.

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