History books

Ideas featuring the Bible books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther.

For such a time as this - the story of Esther

All-ageAll-Age service
The story of Esther, a heroine in the Old Testament. Her courage in speaking up of behalf of the Jewish people in exile is celebrated yearly in the Jewish festival of Purim.

Giddy Giddy Gideon

4-7 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
Gideon was an unlikely hero of God. He came from the smallest family of the smallest tribe of Israel but God chose him to become a judge and a rescuer of his people. This version of the call of Gideon is one you can use with young children.

Joshua - a reflective story

All-age
Many Christians starting a new task for God have found inspiration and support from the story of Joshua - who took over from Moses the task of leading the people of God. This reflective story explores how Joshua trusted the Lord.

For the Lord and for Gideon

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
Repeatedly in the Bible and in Christian history, God chooses the least, the last and the unlikely to do great things in his name. The story of Gideon teaches us that God is not impressed by size or status but can use any of us to serve him in this life.

Joshua 1 - The succession

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
We all face change - key transition moments in our lives. This story from the first chapter of Joshua is a springboard to start your group talking about change and new beginnings.