Branch Kids Car Talk

Dry Bones Come Alive!

Ezekiel had a tough job: ministering to people who had rejected God and suffered the consequences (Remember last week?) 
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 
(Ezekiel 37).
Apart from Jesus, we are like the dry bones Ezekiel saw. 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. Hundreds of years after Ezekiel died, God’s presence came to His people through Jesus Christ, Immanuel—meaning, “God with us.” Jesus is the source of life; He offers us living water. (
John 4:10,14) If we do not drink of it, we will be like the dry bones. No life will be in us. Jesus changes that. He brings life to the spiritually dead. God saves us by grace, making us alive with Christ through the Holy Spirit. (Eph. 2:4-5)

  • What does this story teach you about God? 
    • Listen to everyone's answers - our kids can teach us a lot about God! 
  • What does this story teach you about you?
    • This story can teach us that we are like the dry bones Ezekiel saw - dead without  Jesus' sacrifice and forgiveness. 
  • How does this story help me love God? 
    • Maybe this helps us love God because we understand that He gives us life!
  • Pray together, thanking God for sending us Jesus who gives us life, just like He brought the bones back to life in Ezekiel's vision!