Joshua believed in the power of God to bring the children of Israel into the promised land. Despite terrifying obstacles, Joshua trusted in God's guidance and led the children of Israel across the Jordan river to the promised land. After crossing the river Jordan, Joshua received instructions from God on how to destroy the walls of Jericho and overtake the city. With sincere obedience and trust, Joshua followed God's commands and the walls of Jericho fell.

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

  • Caleb Facts for 3-8 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Caleb written specifically for 3-8 year old children.
  • Caleb Facts for 9-13 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Caleb written specifically for 9-13 year old children.
  • Good to Great - Jim Collins best seller, distinguishes between good and great businesses. Using Joshua as an example, Genelle Austin-Lett shows how Joshua was a "great" leader not just a "good" leader. A great discussion activity for Sunday school.
  • Lessons We Can Learn from Joshua - Bible scholar Barry Huff relates Joshua's experiences to circumstances kids face today. He also explains the lessons in Joshua's story
  • Map Exercises - Maps from our Kids Korner archives help children learn the territories of the 12 tribes of Israel and the journeys of the children of Israel in the wilderness
  • The Obedience of Joshua - Ask students to do five different things as a springboard for discussion on how difficult or easy is it to be obedient
  • Rahab Facts for 3-8 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Rahab written specifically for 3-8 year old children.
  • Rahab Facts for 9-13 Year Olds - Explore fun facts about Rahab written specifically for 9-13 year old children.
  • Teaching about Rahab - Joan Koelle Snipes shares how she would teach about Rahab

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Jericho's Walls
Read 5:13-6:27

Joshua Sends Spies
Read Joshua 1-2

The Impossible Happens
Read Joshua 10-12

Joshua: Choose This Day Whom Ye Will Serve
Read Joshua 24

Joshua Leads the People
Read Joshua 3:1-5:12

Read Joshua 7

The Gibeonites
Read Joshua 9-10

Spying out the Promised Land
Read Numbers 13 and 14

Listen to a Story

Holy Land Tours

  • The Jordan River - Joshua and Children of Israel carry the ark across the Jordan river and enter the promised land, Elisha asks Elijah for a double portion of Elijah's spirit, Elijah is snatched up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elisha heals Naaman of leprosy, Elisha prays and a lost axe floats to the top of the river, John baptizes Jesus

Adult and Teen Resources

Guests — Everyday Living

Book Reviews — Everyday Living

  • Love Does by Bob Goff - "Love Does" is a love story – a book of many love stories. Through Bob Goff's explosively funny autobiographical adventures, witness the power of love and the unstoppable good that comes from it.

Bible Characters — Bible Study

  • Caleb - The tribe of Judah sends Caleb as their representative when Moses sends a leader from each tribe to spy out the land of Canaan. Only Caleb and Joshua feel they can overtake the land of Canaan.
  • Rahab - Joshua sends two spies into Jericho to scope out the situation. The spies find their way to Rahab's house and Rahab hides the men at great risk to herself.

Questions and Answers — Bible Study

  • Rahab, the Harlot - Would you please tell me more about Rahab, the woman, who helps Joshua conquer Jericho?

Books of the Bible — Bible Study