Joshua Sunday School Lesson

Objective

To trust God and do things God’s way.

Ice Breaker

Sometimes a problem seems really difficult until you know the answer.

For example, how to get an ice cube into a bottle without breaking it into pieces. In this example melt the ice into the bottle.
How difficult is the problem is now?

Sometimes the problems are about life. How do I get home from church when the car has broken down? Someone else gives you a lift.

How can I solve my homework problem when I don’t understand it?  Ask the teacher for some help.

Can you think of any problems that need solving?

In life, we have problems. As Christians, we can get help from God to help us with those problems. We get the help when we do things God’s way. This is what happened to Joshua.

Bible Card

  • Author: Joshua
  • Type: History
  • Written: Between 1550 and 1404BC
  • No. Chapters: 24
  • O.T. Book No.: 6

Study

The lesson is to trust God and do things His way.

Teach this song and show this video:

JOSHUA FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho.
And the walls came tumbling down!

You may talk about your men of Gideon.
You may talk about your men of Saul.
But there’s none like good old Joshua.
And the battle of Jericho!

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho.
And the walls came tumbling down!

Right up to the walls of Jericho.
They marched with spear in hand.
“Go blow them ram horns”, Joshua cried.
“Cause the battle is in my hand”.

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho.
And the walls came tumbling down!

Then the lamb, ram, sheep horns began to blow.
And the trumpets began to sound.
Joshua told the children to shout that morning.
And the walls came tumbling down!

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho.
And the walls came tumbling down!
And the walls came tumbling dooooown!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QUS4B0iaM

Joshua led the people of Israel into the promised land.  They had left Egypt, spent 40 years in the wilderness and now they were coming to the place that God had promised them.
But, there was a giant city in the way, with big walls and lots of scary people in it.

Build the walls of Jericho with foam bricks.

How would they feel?
How would you feel attacking those big wall?
Would many get killed?

Yes, it was scary, but on the way, someone met Joshua.
Read Joshua chapter 5 v13,14.

God then told Joshua what to do.  Read Joshua chapter 6 v3-5, 10.

Make the craft below – horns.

For 6 days, march around once.  Get everyone to march round the walls once.

On the 7th day, they marched around the walls 7 times.  Do this with the children, then blow the trumpets and shout and the walls will fall.   They have a victory without getting killed.  Note.  This bit is a bit noisy!

Craft

Make a trumpet using a cardboard inner tube such as used in kitchen rolls. Cut a hole in the bottom of the cup and stick it on the end.
Blow out a party blower and tape into the tube.
Write on the paper “We will serve the Lord our God. We will obey him. Joshua 24v24″ and stick it to the trumpet.

Have a load of foam bricks, and everyone helps make a round wall.
Then get the children to march around the wall seven times. Then shout, blow the trumpets and knock the walls down.

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