The Walls of Jericho

We are learning about some of the heroes of the Old Testament who loved God and lived their lives for him. They had amazing faith, even during very hard times. Today's session is about Joshua. A man named Moses had led God’s people out of slavery in Egypt and towards the land that God had promised to give them. When Moses died, Joshua took over as their leader. God told Joshua that it was time to move into the Promised Land and make it their own. They arrived at a city called Jericho and sent in a couple of spies to see what the land and its people were like. Jericho was part of the land that God had promised to give to them, but there were other people already living there! Let’s watch the video to see what happened:

 

Story Video:

Image & Video by Saddleback Kids

 

Time to Think and Pray

Questions 

  • What was the name of the woman who helped to keep the spies safe?

  • God told the Israelites to march around the city of Jericho. How many days did they need to do this for?

  • On the last day, how many times did God tell the people to march around the city?

  • After marching around the city, what were they told to do?

  • What happened to the walls of Jericho?

 

 

When the two spies went into Jericho a woman named Rahab helped to keep them from being caught by hiding them under straw on the roof of her house. Because she helped them, they promised to save Rahab and her family when they took over the land. Back at the camp, an angel visited Joshua and gave him a message from God. God told them to march around the city of Jericho for 7 days, taking the Ark of the Covenant with them, and blowing their trumpets. On the 7th day, they were to march around the city 7 times, blow their trumpets and shout as loud as they could. They followed God’s instructions and after the very last shout, the walls of Jericho tumbled down! The Israelites took over the city of Jericho just as God had promised. Because they trusted in God and did as he said, everything that God promised them happened just as he said it would! God is faithful and he always keeps his promises.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that you always keep your promises and you will never let us down. Please help us to trust and obey you like Joshua did, and to love you more each day. Amen.

 

This Week's Song: All Through History

 

 

 

 

This Week's Crafts: Rahab's House and Trumpet Blower 

 

Rahab's House

You will need: Colouring pens or pencils, scissors, a glue stick, a piece of red wool, and a copy of the printable template on card. (If you can't print on card you could stick the pieces to a cereal packet. If you don't have red wool you could draw the cord with red pen).

Cut out all the pieces and follow the instructions on craftingthewordofgod to make your Rahab's House craft.

Craft by https://craftingthewordofgod.com

 

Trumpet Blower

You will need: Scissors, a glue stick, colouring pens, sellotape, any stickers or decorations you have at home (optional), a party blower (optional), and a copy of the printable template

Cut out your template and decorate it with pens and any stickers etc you have at home. Pull the sides inwards and roll them up to make a horn shape. Stick it in place with glue or sellotape. If you have a party blower, cut off the mouthpiece and use tape to stick it in place. Your trumpet is now ready to blow down some walls!

 

 


 

 

      


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