Main Point: Joy is a fruit of the Spirit
Summary: After they finish rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem, Nehemiah and his friends read from God’s Word.  They’re sad to realize they haven’t been obeying God, but Nehemiah tells them to celebrate because the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Supplies Needed for Object Lesson: Plastic Cup, Balloon, Scissors, Rice/Beans/Pasta, Stickers
Family Dinner Discussion: How can you help spread joy?
Continue the lesson throughout the week:  As a family, make signs with smiley faces and the words of the Scriptures below. Hang the signs around the house as a reminder that the Spirit can fill you with joy!
Epic Teachings of the Bible
Lesson Two – Fruit of the Spirit: Joy.
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