Israel Crosses the Jordan (CSSA Junior Stage 2 Lesson 7)
This week’s lesson is a lovely reminder that our memories are God given – and He intended for us to remember His faithfulness in the past to motivate us to trust and believe He will be faithful in the future. The children of Israel were asked to create physical reminders to help them make God real in their lives. It is also interesting to see how consistently God works from one generation to another – the same process the children of Israel had to go through leaving Egypt is done now with this new generation entering the Promised Land. Belief in God to provide and commitment to Him in baptism has always been the standard God has set.
Memory Verse System
Please refer to this post for the memory verse activity for Stage 2.
This is Junior Lesson 7’s memory verse (PDF) (Remember – this page includes memory verses for lessons 7-9)
This is Junior Lesson 7-9 memory verse page (PDF)
Thanks to Kate B. for sharing these practical challenges.
Each week we hope to share a practical challenge that can be incorporated into the lesson or as homework.
Junior Lesson 7 – Practical Challenge
The nation of Israel set up stones to remind them of what God had done for them and so their children and grandchildren would ask questions and learn about God. Think of some questions to ask mum and dad about the things we do (e.g. why do we have bread and wine, or why do we meet together on Sunday etc.)
Two dedicated Sunday School teachers have very useful Pinterest pages that link directly to the CSSA program.
Take a look at the corresponding Primary Lesson to get more craft ideas!
This is CSSA Junior Lesson 7 activity sheet (PDF)
This is a CSSA advanced Crossing the River Jordan maze (PDF)
This is a CSSA word decoder (PDF)
“When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language…The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back…Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.”