Unit 7, Session 5: Joshua’s Final Encouragement

Dear Parents,

 

This week we will listen in as Joshua shares his final words of encouragement to Israel. Joshua is near the end of his life, and like Moses, he addresses the people to point them to God. They had a choice to make: choose to follow God or choose to follow the false gods. They couldn’t do both.

As Joshua prepared for his own death, he left a legacy of obedience to God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples and left them with a legacy: to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Help your children see that they have the same choice to make today. They may not be tempted to worship little statues, but they can worship plenty of other things besides God.

Unit 7 Session 5

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

●     Babies and Toddlers

  •  Joshua told the people to love God and obey Him.
  • The people promised to love and worship God
  •  We can trust God. God always keeps His promises.
  •  God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●     Preschool

  • Whom can we trust? We can trust God.
  • Joshua told the people to worship God.

●     Kids

  • Whom can we trust? We can trust God to take care of us.
  • Joshua encouraged the people to worship God alone.

 

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

●     Joshua 1:9

 

NEXT WEEK

●     “The First Judges” (Judges 3:7-31)

 

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

 

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