Sunday School Lesson 224 Joshua and Caleb and the mission of the 12 spies

Lesson: 224
Lesson Name: Two Faithful Spies and A Million Fools.

Summary: Joshua, Caleb and 10 evils spies inspect the Promised Land.  10 bring an evil report. Joshua and Caleb tell Moses that land is flowing with milk and honey and should go in the Promised Land immediately. The people rebel and are forced to die in the wilderness.

Theme: Sin's Foolishness and Carelessness

Reading: Numbers 13, 14

Memory Verse: Psalm 106:24
Memory Verse Text: They despised the pleasant land, they believed not His Word

Teaching Suggestions:

Point 1: As they neared the Promised Land of Canaan, the Lord told Moses to send spies to go and check it out.  Twelve great men are chosen, however, great men are not always wise.
Point 2: The spies go up to see the land.  Two of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, see the land for its tremendous possibilities knowing that God will be with them; they bring back a true report of the land as well as a sample of its bounty.
Point 3: Caleb and Joshua were not fools. Even though they saw the enemies and great cities of Canaan, amidst it all they saw GOD and His Faithful Word.  The ten other spies discouraged the people with their report because they saw the GIANTS rather than a God who was far greater than them all.
Point 4: God was provoked with the Israelites that wanted to return to Egypt.  As a result, He told them that they would never enter the Promised Land due to their unbelief.  After hearing this, some tried to enter the land anyways and were met with death.  The remainder of the people of that generation wandered in the wilderness until they all had died.

Notes: The majority of the people saw the abundance of the land, but they never got to enjoy it.  God's promise to Caleb and Joshua, that they would be able to enter the land because they had been faithful, came true as God said it would, but even they had their hopes delayed for many frustrating years.

Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 224 Joshua and Caleb and the mission of the 12 spies - Coloring BookSunday School Lesson Activity 224 Joshua and Caleb and the mission of the 12 spies - Coloring Book

 
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This mini coloring book tells the story if Joshua and Caleb and the other spies as they spied out the promised land. The mini coloring book is suitable for the students to take home. The larger pictures can be used by the teacher to tell the story or hang on the wall.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 224 Moses Sends Spies to Canaan Skit and ReportSunday School Lesson Activity 224 Moses Sends Spies to Canaan Skit and Report

 
Date added: 10/19/2012
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Spies report is a simulated report on the mission of the spies who went to Canaan.  Use the report as a prop for a suggested skit or a bulletin board for your classroom wall.  Shows the land of milk and honey as well as the danger of the defended cities.
 

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

 
Date added: 03/09/2008
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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.
 

 Keywords: Joshua Caleb spies Promised Land Grapes Giants Milk Honey Mission Rahab