Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of March 7-March 13

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

The Fall of Jericho

How does God help you?


The spies that Joshua sent to Jericho returned to camp full of God-given faith that they could take the land that God had promised to give them. How different from the report that the majority of spies had given forty years ago! This generation was different too. Trusting that God would be with them, they crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land. The whole nation celebrated the Passover. The manna stopped. And the commander of the Lord’s army appeared to Joshua and gave instructions for how they would take the city of Jericho. They would march around the city for seven days. The priests would blow trumpets. On the seventh day, they would march around seven times, the priests would blow the trumpets, the people would shout, the walls would fall down, and the Israelites would destroy everything except for Rahab and her family.

Opening Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, You are the God of our salvation. You protect us from our enemies. Thank You for giving us Your Word, where we can learn of Your amazing love for us. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

Opening

Lesson 5 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 5

Bible Truth

God is just.

Bible Lesson: Rahab and the Spies

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Joshua 5:13–6:27
    OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
God's Story: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Talk about it


  • How did God help the Israelites defeat Jericho?
  • How does God help you?
  • Why did God have the Israelites destroy all the people of Jericho?
  • Who did God save in Jericho? How does God save us?


God told the Israelites to walk around the walls and blow trumpets. The Israelites would not need to fight. God was the one who would make the walls of Jericho come down so that the people could go in and take over the city.


Talk about how God helps you when things seem impossible.


The people of Jericho were wicked and did not follow God. They were God’s enemies, and they would have led God’s people away from Him into sin and unbelief.


God saved Rahab and her family because she believed in Him as the one true God. God has saved us from our sin through Jesus.

Bible Verse

My help comes from the Lord. Psalm 121:2

Worship Song

Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho (with lyrics)
My God Is Powerful | Everest VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Andrew Ripp - Jericho (Official Lyric Video)

Download a page of activities and crafts.

Download a coloring page.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for giving us the ultimate victory over sin and death. We know that we can put our trust in You. Help us to share this Good News with others. In Your name we pray. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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