What's In the Bible

Weekly Discussion guide

Volume 4: Battle for the promised land

The Israelites finally make it to the Promised Land, but they keep turning away from God. But God sends 12 judges to His people to turn them back to Him.

Week of 11.19.23-11.25.23

This week our kids heard stories from the book of Judges and learned about the cycle of Apostasy.
Discussion questions for this week:
  • What do you think about the book of Judges? [Answers Vary]
  • How many Judges were there in the Bible? [Twelve] 
  • Can you remember the names of the Judges? [Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and Samson]
  • Which Judge did you tape on your back during the game? [Answers Vary]
  • What is the cycle of Apostasy?
    • Forget about God and worship fake gods
    • God would take away his protection
    • In misery the children of God would call out to Him for help
    • God would raise up a Judge filled with his spirit
    • The Judge would drive out the enemy
    • The Israelites would celebrate how God had saved them

Week of 11.12.23-11.18.23

This week our kids learned heard stories from Joshua (Part 2) and learned about the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Discussion questions for this week:
  • What happens in the second section of the book of Joshua? [Israelites fight many battles to take the land God gave them]
  • Can you remember any of the names of the Twelve Tribes of Israel? [Gad, Naphtali, Dan, Judah, Manasseh, Asher, Ephraim, Benjamin, Simeon, Issachar, Reuben, Zebulun] 
  • How did you feel when you heard that none of us can reach God's standard? Why can't we reach God's standard? [Because we all choose to sin]
  • what do you think about God's Great Rescue Plan?
  • What difference does the story of Joshua make in your life?