Parent Resources (Sunday)
Past Units: Gospel Project for Kids Archive
Current Unit: The People Restored
Even after returning home, the Israelites struggled to obey God completely and to worship Him. Nehemiah led the people to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls and Ezra began teaching God’s Word again. Malachi, the last Old Testament prophet, warned the people to repent because the Messiah was coming soon. The stage was set for the arrival of Jesus.
Big Picture Question
Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything.
- God … will himself restore … you after you have suffered a little while. - 1 Peter 5:10
- God will (Pump your right fist in the air)
- Himself (point up with your right hand)
- Restore you ( bring your hand down, palm down)
- After you have suffered for a little while (roll your arms in front of your waist)
Bible Story Videos
- Esther Saved Her People (Esther): God used Esther to rescue God’s people from their enemies.
- The Walls Rebuilt (Nehemiah): Nehemiah led God’s people to rebuild the walls.
- God’s People Repented (Nehemiah 8–13): God’s people promised to obey God.
- Malachi the Prophet (Malachi): Malachi said a messenger would get people ready for the Messiah.
Parent Resources (Books & Music)
- Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp*
- Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley
- The Disciple-Making Parent by Chap Bettis
- The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm | Best for 0-5 Years Old
- The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones | Best for 2-7 Years Old*
- CSB One Big Story Bible for Kids | Full text for children who can read from the creators of the Gospel Project
- God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb | Helpful to guide kids through understanding their body and what is appropriate
- God's Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell | Helpful to teach kids how God loves all peoples
- My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt | Great for memorizing scripture with kids
- One Big Story Coloring Book by The Gospel Project | Fun activities and coloring pages
- Abide Cards | Questions to ask when reading the Bible with your kids
- New City Catechism App | 52 questions and answers, with songs. Also available in print (minus the songs!)
- Slugs and Bugs | Songs about Jesus, scripture memory, and silly songs too
- Getty Kids Hymnal | New and old hymns for kids
*These resources are available for free on Sunday mornings at the Kids Check-In Desk!