We are in a series entitled, “Simon Says”. We are learning about obedience and what it means to obey God. We will search God’s Word to learn how we are called to obey God. Simon says…let’s go!
This week’s “MAILBOX” WINNER is……Luke Harper!!! Congratulations Luke! You were selected from the “mailbox” as the activity sheet prize winner for this week! You can pick up your prize at church any coming Sunday…it will be located at the kids check-in. And honorable mentions go to Jazlyn Miller, Nathaniel Kotsyuba, and Myles Green! All three of you can also pick up a special treat at the kids check-in.
Our current theme is, “Obeying God.” This week we are going to talk about how God deserves our obedience, and that consequence comes with disobedience.
WHY SHOULD WE OBEY GOD?
Why do you ask questions? Do you have a mystery to solve? DO you need to discover what to do next? Are you curious to learn something new? Good questions help us find truth and direction. Good questions allow us to grow. Just like we may ask our parents what is for dinner tonight, or what are we doing this weekend…we should also ask questions about the Bible. We can ask God, “Why is this story in the Bible? What are you trying to teach us and what we can learn from this? What should we do?”
Today’s Bible story is from Joshua 6:1-21. It is the story of Joshua and the Israelites (God’s people) as they approach the city of Jericho. This is a story that can bring about a lot of questions…this one is crazy! God gave Joshua a VERY unusual battle plan. I don’t think it ever would have occurred to him to walk around a giant wall, for several days, and then shout and watch it fall down. It doesn’t even make sense! So why was did God do it this way? Why did God ask them to do so many weird things to conquer this city? Let’s take a look at this Bible story…
SIMON SAYS WHAT?
Here are some multiple choice review questions to see what you learned. Write down the letter of the answer you think is correct for each question…and once you finish, scroll to the bottom of the page to check your answers! 🙂
- What surrounded the city of Jericho?
A. A beautiful river
B. A thick wall
C. A moat full of alligators
D. A thick cloud
- What was God’s plan for the Israelites to take over Jericho?
A. They would throw rocks at the wall until it fell down.
B. They would yell “CHARGE” and all try to push the wall down at the same time.
C. They would try to climb the wall to get into the city.
D. They would march around the city and the walls would fall down.
- On each day of the first 6 days, how many times did they walk around the city?
- What did Joshua tell the soldiers to say as they marched?
A. “Left, Right, Left…”
B. “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Jericho we go…”
C. Nothing; to be quiet
D. “The men go marching one by one, hoorah, hoorah…”
- On the 7th day what happened after they marched around Jericho the 7th time?
A. The priests blew their trumpets
B. The soldiers shouted
C. The walls fell down
D. All of the Above
- What did the soldiers do after the wall fell down?
A. They did a happy dance and threw a party
B. They stood frozen in awe that God’s plan actually worked
C. They went into Jericho and captured it
D. They ran away in fear
- Why should we obey God?
A. God is faithful to keep His promises when we obey Him.
B. God deserves our respect, obedience, and honor.
C. God loves us and always has His best planned for us.
D. All of the Above
ANSWERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE – SCROLL DOWN WHEN FINISHED WITH YOUR GUESSES.
“You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life.”Deuteronomy 30:20 (September’s Memory Verse)
LESSON PAPERWORK – Review, Activities, & Prizes
Below are some options for you to continue the lesson from home. There is a review sheet for conversation purposes and there are grade level activity sheets as well. These are available (in print) on Sunday mornings near the Kids’ Check-In Station, and there will also be a “mailbox”. Grab one, complete it in the sanctuary, and return the completed activity sheet to the mailbox after service. You will have a chance to win prizes each week. They are available to download here in case your family is not able to return for in-person worship yet…parents can scan/text pictures of completed sheets to Pastor Vicky to be entered in the weekly prize drawing. A winner will be drawn each Monday, and if you miss a week, you can put both activity sheets (previous two lessons) in the mailbox the following Sunday. Let’s dive into God’s Word and grow together in the Lord! PS: You may need a Bible, so be sure to bring your Bible each Sunday.
REVIEW QUESTION ANSWERS: 1-B; 2-D; 3-A; 4-C; 5-D; 6-C; 7-D