This week we learned an important lesson about working hard! We met our friends in our large group time and learned all about working hard from the story of Jericho tumbling down!
Need to Know: "I Will Work Hard!"
Christ Connection: "God gave the city of Jericho to the Israelites. He fought the battle for them and told them not to take anything from the city. God promised to provide for His people's needs. Jesus spoke of God's provision in Matthew 6:33, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you." Jesus meets our greatest need--to be saved from our sin. We can trust Him for our salvation."
Bible Story: Joshua 6
God's people were in their new land! But people lived there already. They did not want to share this land!
Some of these people lived in Jericho. It was a city with very big walls! But God told His plan to Joshua: "March your army around Jericho. For six days, march one time each day.
On the seventh day, march around SEVEN times. Have the priests blow the horns. Then they will blow long and loud. Tell the people, 'When you hear that long, loud trumpet sound, SHOUT! The walls of the city will fall down!'"
Joshua told the people God's plan. The big walls looked very strong! But God's people obeyed. One day one, they marched. All around Jericho's tall walls, they marched. No one said a word. Silently, they went back to their camp. For five more days, they did this.
But the seventh day came. They marched around seven times! The priests blew their horns. Then they blew long and loud. Everyone SHOUTED!
The ground began to shake. The walls began to crack! The walls crumbled and CRASHED! And God's people marched straight into the city, just as God had promised!
God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.133-137
We hope to see you all this Sunday as we continue in our Wise Up series. Don't forget, we now have 2 services at our Leon High School campus at 9:30 and 11, and 2 services at our Tharpe Street campus at 9:30 and 11! See you there!