THE FALL OF JERICHO
ZOOM ID: 882 5757 1008 PASSCODE: 836717
LESSON TEXT: Joshua 6:2-4; 12-20a
GOLDEN TEXT (Joshua 6:16): “It came to pass at the seventh time, when the priest blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, shout; for the Lord hath given you the city”
Aim: To show how God helped Joshua and his people overcome Jericho by trusting Him.
Principle: To show that God is a victorious God who works on the side of those who trust Him.
Application: To teach that when we trust God, He will make us victorious.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Page 33 – INTRODUCING THE LESSON: Page 38
PROMISE OF VICTORY (Josh 6:2-4) 2 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
OBEDIENCE IN PREPARATION FOR VICTORY(Josh 6:12-14) 12 Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding. 14 So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
THE SPECTACULAR VICTORY(Josh 6:15-20a) 15 On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. 16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the LORD has given you the city! 17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. 18 But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. 19 All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the LORD and must go into his treasury.” 20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.
CONCLUDING THE LESSON:
ANTICIPATING THE NEXT LESSON: Next week we will explore how God responded to Israel’s pleas for help because of the oppression they were suffering under Moab. God empowered Ehud to lead Israel in victory. Title “Ehud Frees Israel” Lesson Text: Judges 3:15-25, 29-30