Ben welcomes Bernie into his home, despite the number of times he tried to stop their building work. This episode demonstrates the forgiveness and kindness of God to us, even when we consistently mess up.
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Quality children’s ministry package, including an engaging video, games, group teaching & discussion notes, parents’ notes, craft and activity to run a complete session for 4-11 year olds.
Living in Jerusalem
Would you forgive those who have treated you badly?
Ben has finally moved into his newly built house. Tommy and Ben are so excited - but they are then troubled by Bernie, who asks if he can move in with them. After all the attempts at stopping Ben’s project, Tommy does not want Bernie to move in at all. But Ben remembers how we don’t deserve God’s forgiveness after the amount of times we mess up, and how we don’t really deserve to live in his Kingdom either. When they had to decide who was going to live in Jerusalem in the book of Nehemiah, it was like drawing lots, and a bit random! God is the one who chooses the ones to go live in Jerusalem, by his undeserved kindness and grace, not based on whether they deserve to go there or not. We should show that same grace to others, because God’s grace is a gift which we did nothing to earn. So Ben agrees to welcome Bernie into his home!
Suitable for 4-11 year olds, with age-appropriate variations.
Related Bible Reference
Nehemiah 11:1 - 12:26
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