Freedom River – Ezekiel 47 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Freedom River Vision (Ezekiel 47)

River Source – temple, sunrise, streams – Jesus shows Ezekiel the flowing water at the temple’s gates: a picture of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven to earth.

Immersion Guide – river, prophet, Jesus – Jesus takes Ezekiel further downstream showing him the river depths: a picture of experiencing more of the Spirit.

Living Streams – river, fish, beast, fruit tree – Life flourishes wherever the river flows: a picture of God’s presence bringing life and purpose to all who enter in.

Healing Nations – woman, fish pole, fruit – Fruit trees line the riverbanks. The fruit feeds, the leaves heal: a picture of God meeting our needs, healing our hearts.

Storytellers Sight

  • How is this spiritual river a picture of the Holy Spirit?
  • List everything that happens near the flowing river.
  • Do you think the guide is Jesus or an angel? Why?
  • What do we learn about abundant life in this story?
  • Why is the guide showing Ezekiel the river depths?
  • How do we experience more of the Spirit over time?
  • Compare the living river with the swamps/marshes.
  • What’s significant about fresh fruit born every month?
  • Compare Ezekiel 47:8-12 to Revelation 22:1-5.

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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