Joshua - Choosing to Serve God (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Obedience

Read Joshua 1-2

  • What happened at Mt. Nebo? (Deut. 34:1-5)
  • Who is now in charge of the Children of Israel? (Joshua 1:1-3)
  • Riddle: Which Bible character didn't have any parents? (Joshua 1:1 Joshua, the son of Nun [sounds like none].)
  • What words of comfort did God give Joshua? (Josh.1:2-18)
  • To which city does Joshua send spies?(Josh. 2:1)
  • How many spies did Joshua send? (Josh. 2:1)
  • Who protected the spies? (Josh. 2:3-8)
  • Why did Joshua use spies?
  • What do spies do?
  • Do we use spies today?
  • For what purpose?
  • If God asked you to be a spy for Him, would you do it?
  • What kinds of things would you spy for God? (People doing good!)
  • Can we catch people -- our friends, siblings, parents, teachers -- doing good?

Do a quick review of Joshua sending out the spies. Talk a little about Rahab. What qualities do we see in Rahab?

What did the spies promise Rahab? Take out the maps and ask the children to:

  • Find the Jordan River on the map.
  • Why is the Ark of the Covenant so important?
  • What happened to this river when the priests, carrying the Ark of the Covenant, put their feet in the water? (Josh 3: 13-17)
  • What does this event remind you of? (parting of the Red Sea)
  • Why do you think God did this? Do you think it is possible to part the water?
  • What have the children of Israel been eating for 40 years? (manna and quail)
  • What is your favorite meal?
  • Do you think you could eat that meal everyday for 1 year? 40 years?
  • What will the Children of Israel get to eat now? (Josh. 5:12)