Sundays @ 6pm
Bible Story: God’s Promise to Noah
Memory verse: Psalm 105:8 (ESV)
Application: God is truthful, dependable, and reliable.
Kids' Choir, Wednesdays @ 7pm
Hymn of the month:
Blessed Be the Rock
THE GOSPEL PROJECT FOR KIDS, Sundays @ 9:30am
Unit 16: God the Sustainer
Unit Description:After years of living in sin, God’s people were sent into exile. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was captured by Babylon. Through Daniel and other faithful men, God showed His power to the people of Babylon and eventually Persia. When the time of exile ended, God brought His people home and helped them rebuild the temple.
Key Passage: Daniel 2:20-21
Big Picture Question: How can we obey God? We trust God to give us strength to obey Him.
Bible Story: Daniel Was Rescued
Bible Passage: Daniel 6
Main Point: Daniel was faithful to God, and God rescued him.
The fifth chapter of Daniel ends with the death of King Belshazzar when the Persians
took over Babylon and Darius was put on the throne. Babylon was on the decline—no
longer the powerful, prosperous empire it once was. By this time Daniel was an old man,
probably in his early 80s. He served the new king as one of the three leading supervisors
in the kingdom.
Daniel was very good at his job. So good, in fact, that King Darius planned to put him in
charge of the entire kingdom. The other supervisors and governors were jealous of
Daniel. They watched for him to do something wrong so they could complain to the king.
Read Daniel 6:4. Daniel was “trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in
Through the malevolent persuasion of the king’s leaders, King Darius passed a law that
no one could pray to anyone but him, the king, for 30 days. Daniel continued to pray
boldly to God. Even the king’s threat of death did not stop Daniel from praying. The
jealous officials turned him in, and Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den.
Daniel was in the lions’ den all night long. When morning came, the king rushed to find
out what happened to Daniel and discovered that Daniel was alive and unharmed! God’s
protection of Daniel served to show all the people that the God of Daniel “is the living
God, and He endures forever; His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His dominion
has no end” (Dan. 6:26).
God showed His power to rescue Daniel from the lions, but Daniel was just a small
part of a much bigger story. God ultimately rescued us from a much bigger
problem--sin and death--through His Son, Jesus.
Help your kids understand that God also calls us to trust and obey Him no matter what.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from something much more dangerous than lions.
Jesus rescues us from sin and death. Pray that through your faith, and that of your kids,
“may the name of God be praised forever and ever” (Dan. 2:20).
Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as the Gospel Project for
Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.
FAMILY STARTING POINTS
● Babies and Toddlers
○ God helps us obey Him.
○ Daniel would not pray to anyone but God.
○ God kept Daniel safe from the lions.
○ Jesus was hurt to keep us safe.
○ How can we obey God? We trust God to help us obey Him.
○ God rescued Daniel.
○ How can we obey God? We trust God to give us strength to obey Him.
○ Daniel was faithful to God, and God rescued him.
UNIT KEY PASSAGE Daniel 2:2021
(Preschool: Daniel 2:20 )
“God Brought His People Home” (Ezra 1:1–2:2; 2:64–3:13)