Sunday School Lesson 304 Achan Steals from Jericho and is stoned to death

Lesson: 304 Lesson Name: The Death of Achan
Theme: Sin Found Out / Detected

Reading: Joshua 7:1-26

Memory Verse: Numbers 32:23
Memory Verse Text: Be sure your sin will find you out.

Talking Points:

Point 1: The death of the 36 men and the chasing away of the rest came about in a very unusual and awful way.  Afterwards, Joshua went before the Lord and stayed there until the Lord revealed the problem.  Joshua was not in God's thoughts and the Lord had made him feel it.
Point 2: Sin calls for action; accordingly, the people were warned of the next day's reckoning.  Why did Achan wait when he knew that tomorrow was coming?  He thought that he could escape being detected.
Point 3: When the morning came, there was no delay.  God came very close.  Why did Achan still delay?  Oh the foolishness of the sinner who does not know God!  Achan admitted his guilt after finally being exposed.  At that point, the garment which he stole did not look as attractive as it had and the gold could not buy him a right relationship with His God.
Point 4: After Achan's sin was exposed, all Israel was able to see what God had seen all along.  Together they stoned Achan, with all his possessions, in the valley of Achor and raised a pile of stones over him so that everyone would remember that sin will find you out!  Achor means trouble; likewise, sin is big trouble in the midst of God's people.

Notes: It would be wise for those of us who are saved to follow Joshua's example in Point 1:  We should go before God on our knees to have Him show us the reason for our failures and how to deal with them.



Skit #4 - Achan Sins at the Battle of Jericho Part 1

 

Skit #4 - Achan Sins at the Battle of Jericho Part 2

 



Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the two spiesSunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the two spies

 
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Printable worksheet to compare the request of Rahab to what God gave her.  Count your blessings!
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the Two Spies Mini Story BookSunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the Two Spies Mini Story Book

 
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8 page mini story book about the mission of the two spies and Rahab hiding them from the authorities of the city of Jericho before the attack by Joshua and the armies of the Lord.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the Two Spies Power PointSunday School Lesson Activity 301 Rahab and the Two Spies Power Point

 
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This Power Point presentation tells the story of Rahab and the visit of the two Israelite spies who came to look at Jericho.  These same pictures are featured in the 8 page mini coloring book number 301.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 303 Joshua and Israel Destroy JerichoSunday School Lesson Activity 303 Joshua and Israel Destroy Jericho

 
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3d model of the city walls of Jericho. Includes Achan's tent, Rahab's red rope used to let down the 2 spies.  Using these object in the center of the table, you and your class can tell the story of Rahab's faith, the mission of the spies, Joshua's leadership in conquest and the sin of Achan.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 303 Joshua and Israel destroy Jericho mini coloring bookSunday School Lesson Activity 303 Joshua and Israel destroy Jericho mini coloring book

 
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8 page mini coloring book and 8 full sized pictures to tell the story of Joshua and his battle at Jericho.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 304 Achan Steals from Jericho and is stoned to deathSunday School Lesson Activity 304 Achan Steals from Jericho and is stoned to death

 
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This is a 3D printable activity to help you and your students tell the story of the conquest of Jericho from the spies' visit to Rahab, the march around the city, the collapse of the walls as well as when Achan stole gold, silver and a garment from Jericho and is stoned to death by the command of Joshua. 

This PDF file allows you to print the shapes in BW and let your students color them or print them in color for a fast preparation.