MONTHLY FOCUS: God is always with you.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Battle of Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20
This month we are learning, “God is always with you.” We do not need to be afraid, but can be strong and courageous because God is always with us.
From Joshua 6:1-20 we’ll learn about Joshua, the leader of God’s army.He was strong and courageous and obeyed God by leading the army into battle against Jericho. He marched around the city for six days. On the seventh day, God told Joshua to march around the city seven times. Joshua did exactly what God said. The walls of Jericho came tumbling down and Joshua and his army took over the city. God was with them the entire time!
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God made everything wonderful. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:
- What do you see in the picture? (the wall around Jericho )
- Who was always with Joshua as he marched around the wall of Jericho? (God was with Joshua.)
Say, “That’s right, God was always with Joshua as he marched around the wall of Jericho. Just like God was always with Joshua, He is always with you, too!”