Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lesson 12: The Wall of Jericho

Jericho illustration
Bible (pg 96-97)
Plastic echo microphone for trumpet
Blocks (optional)

God's people were walking to a new land. God promised them a wonderful new land to live in. But when God's people got to the new land, they found a big city (show Jericho illustration).


The city was called Jericho. There were big, thick, strong walls all around the city. The people who lived in Jericho did not love God. They did not obey God. God wanted His people to have the city of Jericho. How could God's people get through the big strong walls?

God's people did not know what to do. But God knew what to do. God asked a man named Joshua to be the leader. And God told Joshua a wonderful plan to knock down the walls!

God said, "Joshua, I want you to go to Jericho and walk around the city. Walk around the city every day for 6 days. On the 7th day, walk around the city 7 times. Blow your trumpets as you walk. If you obey me, I will make those big walls come crashing down.

Joshua did not understand how the walls could fall down just by walking and blowing trumpets. But Joshua obeyed God. Every day he led God's people around the city of Jericho. On the 7th day, they walked around the city 7 times. They blew their trumpets extra loud (use microphone to make a trumpet sound). The thick, hard, strong walls fell down! (Show picture in Bible). God tore down the big walls so His people could have the city. God's people were very happy! They obeyed Him even when they didn't understand. God's people said, "thank you God, for helping us and taking care of us."

 Pray: Thank God for always taking care of us, and ask Him to help us obey Him even when we don't understand, because He knows best!

Optional activity: Have the kids build a big "city" with blocks.



Have them march around the block city 7 times. Blow the trumpet. Let them knock it down.


Craft ideas:

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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