5 Minute Devotional: Ezekiel Told About a Future Hope (Ezekiel 37)

Josh RobertsComment

Dear Parents,

God gave Ezekiel a vision. In this vision, God showed Ezekiel a valley of dry bones. The bones represented Israel. Ezekiel prophesied that God would put tendons, flesh, and skin on the bones. He would put breath in them so they would come to life.  We too are dead in our sin. (Eph. 2:1) Sin separates us from God because He is holy. We are apart from God’s presence. But God does not delight in our death. He is patient and wants us to repent and live!

(3 minutes) READ Ezekiel 37

God showed Ezekiel a valley of dry bones. The dry bones remind us what we are like when we sin. God showed Ezekiel His power to make dead people alive. We see God’s power at the cross. Jesus died to save sinners. God raised Jesus from the dead, and He gives us eternal life.

Help your kids understand that God is the author and giver of life and just as He pictured bringing dead bones back to life, He brings us to life when we trust in Jesus.

(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why should we obey God? We obey God because He loves us.

Northstar Catechism: Why do we give? We can give because everything we have is a good gift from God

Memory Verse: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1a

(1 minute) PRAY and thank God for giving us eternal life.

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 15 - Session 4.