Memorization for Les...

Psalm 23:1-6 1-The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2-He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3-He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4-Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will...

LESSON 54 – Ruth and...

Discussion (FYI – The book of Ruth may have been written by Samuel, and it was always read at Pentecost, the harvest festival. Ruth has been called “the romance of redemption”.) Ruth 1:1-5. [Take out your map and find Bethlehem and Moab and trace the journey.] Why did...

Judges of Israel Ref...

Judge and Tribe Scripture reference Major Events Enemies of Israel Period of Oppression Period of Rest 1. Othniel (Judah) Son of Kenaz the younger brother of Caleb Judges 1:11-15; 3:1-11; Joshua 15:16-19; 1Chron. 4:13 Othniel was the nephew of Caleb (Judges 3:11) and became...

LESSON 53 – Sa...

Discussion Judges 15 What acts of revenge are found in 15:1-8? (Samson, hearing that his wife is given to his best man, feels justified in taking revenge by destroying the Philistines’ grain harvest with foxes bound together with burning tails. So then the Philistines get revenge by...

LESSON 52 – Sa...

Discussion Judges 13- Samson, though listed in the “heroes of the faith” in Hebrews (11:21), does not always choose God’s way of doing things.  He is picture of Israel at this time:  knowing God’s Law, but not always obeying it fully. Who was oppressing the Israelites this...

LESSON 51 – Gi...

Discussion Judges 6:1-24: Gideon’s Call. How were the Midianites are oppressing Israel? (6:2-6). {FYI – The Midianites were descendants of Abraham and Keturah, Abraham’s wife after Sarah died.} What unusual thing was Gideon doing when approached by the Angel of the Lord (a...

LESSON 50 – De...

Discussion Judges 4:1-10 Who are the two main oppressors of Israel this time? (vs. 2-3. Jabin, king of Canaan and his army commander, Sisera. They had 900 hundred iron chariots – these would be impossible to fight against if all your army was on foot as the Israelites were.) How...

LESSON 49 – In...

NOTE:  In Joshua 23 and 24 Joshua says farewell to his people.  Twenty-five years have passed and the land has been divided between the tribes (see map from the last lesson).  He reminds the people of God’s provision and kindness to them, but he also warns them about the people left in...

LESSON 48 – Th...

Discussion Note: We will only be looking at several passages in this section. Don’t try to read through the whole book while doing this lesson! High school students should, however, read the whole book on their own. Joshua 9. This chapter opens with a list of people groups that are...

LESSON 47 – Fa...

Discussion Joshua 7:1-9 What do we know at the beginning of this story that Joshua and the soldiers don’t know? (7:1 – Achan, a man from the tribe of Judah, had taken things for himself from Jericho. God is very angry.) What is the military plan to take the city of Ai? NOTE: Look...

LESSON 46 – Th...

Discussion Note: For families with several children, this is a great story to act out. Use stacked pillows for the wall and be sure a “Rahab” is inside. Have the rest march around and act out the trumpet blasts. I have included two maps at the end of the lesson that might be helpful...

LESSON 45 – Cr...

Discussion Joshua 3 – It is finally time for the people to cross the Jordan and begin the main campaign of conquest. What was to go first across the Jordan River? (The Ark of the Covenant- see picture at end of lesson.) What were the instructions given about the crossing?...