Did you catch the change in headings from last week to this week? We’re no longer talking about “the people,” but “the Nation.” By crossing the Jordan, Abraham’s wandering descendants passed a milestone. A promise made to that landless patriarch almost 500 years earlier is fulfilled by the dramatic events that open the book of Joshua.
After the tribulations of the wilderness and numerous setbacks, the book of Joshua seems like an unblemished triumph. But there are problems, both within the text and outside it. Some of them you’ll encounter in this week’s reading challenge.
Click here for the printable .pdf, with scripture references, discussion questions, and activities:
(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
Next: Week 17: The Nation – Failure!