Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of Feb 28-March 6

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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.

Rahab and the Spies

Who is kind to you?

Forty years had passed since Moses sent out the twelve spies and the people refused to enter the land God had promised them. That generation had passed, and their children were ready to embrace God’s promise. Joshua was the new leader of the Israelites. He sent two spies to check out the land, especially the city of Jericho, a key city that controlled routes into the heart of Canaan. The spies were staying at the house of a woman named Rahab when Jericho’s king found out and ordered her to give them up. Surprisingly, Rahab hid the spies and sent those searching for them on a wild goose chase. She then expressed her faith in the Lord God and told about her people’s fear of the Israelites. She had the spies make an oath to protect her and her family before she helped them escape through a window. The spies returned, full of confidence that the Lord would give the land into the hands of the Israelites.

Opening Prayer

Dear God, we don’t deserve Your love and kindness, but You continue to be gracious to us. Thank You! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


Lesson 4 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 5

Bible Truth

God is gracious.

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 ( Joshua 2
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Rahab and the Spies (Joshua 2)

Talk about it

  • How did Rahab help the spies in Jericho?
  • What did Rahab believe about God?
  • What did the spies tell Rahab to do to save her family when God’s people came back?

Rahab hid the spies on her roof so that the king's men could not find them. She protected them.

Rahab had heard about the God of the Israelites and how He had rescued them. She believed that the God of Israel would help the Israelites take over Jericho.

The spies told Rahab to hang a red cord out of her window. That way, the Israelites would know where she and her family lived, and they could bring her and her family to safety.

Through the spies, Rahab and her family were brought into the community of God’s people. This is a reminder to us that God's salvation in Jesus isn’t just for us; it’s for all people.

Bible Verse

The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. Numbers 6:25

Worship Song

You Forgive Me | Maker Fun Factory Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

TobyMac - Forgiveness [Lyrics] ft. Lecrae

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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 Lord God, you are the one true God—the same God who kept His promise and delivered Moses and the Israelites, the same God who kept Your promise and sent Jesus to be our Savior. Thank You, Lord, that I can trust You above all else. In Your name we pray, Jesus. 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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