Hope in Exile! Children’s Sunday School Lessons
Hi, friends! Aren’t you thankful that God is loving enough to always forgive us and powerful enough to always turn our bad situations to good? That’s what He did for the Israelites when they were in Exile!
In this collection, you’ll find:
Warning! – our duty to tell others about God
There is Always Hope with God! – God can raise dry bones and us; He can change any situation
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are Brave for God – God gives us the courage to stand for Him
God Makes King Nebuchadnezzar Act Like an Animal – God wants to transform our thinking
The Writing on the Wall – God deserves our respect and obedience
Daniel in the Lions’ Den – God is our good King who can protect us
Rebuilding Jerusalem – the need for Christians to work together
Queen Esther – For Such a Time as This – taking advantage of the opportunities God gives us
Each of these lessons include games, simple crafts, and other activities to help kids understand the stories and apply the messages. I’ve also included suggestions for other resources you can use with or instead of these lessons.
Note: All Scripture quotations I’ve included are from the NIV, but feel free to use any translation you prefer.
If you have a mostly younger group, I encourage you to read the narratives yourself for the sake of time, or use the video presentations or illustrated book paraphrases for the stories that are available.
You don’t need anything extra to use the lessons. I will, however, provide some suggestions you might find helpful. You can use these resources in addition to or instead of the ideas I’ve provided.
Here are the resources I recommend for the entire series. I’ll list story-specific resources at the end of each lesson.
The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible – for telling the stories with beautiful artwork and Biblical accuracy
- The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Stories for Children – for telling the stories to younger children
- MangaComic Book: Messengers – for your classroom or church library
- My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional – a devotional to recommend for families or older students
Find more resources on my Free Children's Sunday School Lessons page!