April 7

The Promise of Victory
(The Battle of Jericho)

Joshua 2; 6

Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • Rahab hid the Israelite spies from the king of Jericho.

  • God told the Israelites to march around Jericho.

  • God made the walls of Jericho fall down.

  • Rahab and her family were safe.

Key Passage:
Deuteronomy 31:8

Christ Connection:
By faith Rahab believed God would win the battle, and she asked the spies to keep her safe. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family were safe and they joined God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trusts in Jesus is safe and becomes part of God’s family forever.

Big Picture Question:
How can we glorify God? We can glorify God by loving Him and obeying Him.

Story Point:
God made the walls of Jericho fall down.

Big Ideas:

  • Rahab hid the spies.

  • God made the walls of Jericho fall down.

  • God used Rahab’s family in His plan to send Jesus.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why did God plan for His people to battle for the promised land instead of just letting them have it?

  • Why did Rahab hide the spies?

  • How do you think the Israelites felt marching around Jericho for six days with nothing happening?

  • What would it be like to watch the wall around Jericho come down?

Family Activities:

  • Read Matthew 1 as a family. Find Rahab in Jesus’ genealogy.

  • Tie a bright red rope in your window. Share the Bible story when neighbors ask about it.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • Joshua sent tow spies to Jericho.

  • Rahab had faith in God and helped the spies.

  • God brought down the walls of Jericho, but Rahab’s family was spared.

  • God’s people were victorious over the people of Jericho.

Key Passage:
Deuteronomy 31:8

Story Point:
God brought down the walls of Jericho.

Big Picture Question:
How can we glorify God? We can glorify God by loving Him and obeying Him.

Christ Connection:
By faith Rahab believed God would win the battle, and she asked the spies to show mercy to her family and keep them safe. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trust in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What does Rahab’s story show us about God’s love?

  • How was faith important in this story?

  • Why does God sometimes use methods we don’t understand?

Family Activity:

Hold a competition to see who in your family can build the sturdiest tower using building blocks or interlocking bricks. Use books or other weights to see whose structure is the strongest. Discuss why only God could defeat Jericho.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Joshua 1-4

Story Point:
God brought down the walls of Jericho.

Big Picture Question:
How can we glorify God? We can glorify God by loving Him and obeying Him.

Christ Connection:
By faith Rahab believed God would win the battle, and she asked the spies to show mercy to her family and keep them safe. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trust in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Who knocked down the wall of Jericho?

  • Write down one or two ways you could show surprising love to someone this week. Then follow through!

  • What are some ways God has taken care of your family?