Family Connections by Children at IBC

By Jeremy Varnell
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God does impossible things, and this morning we talked about a couple of mind-blowing things. We continued in the Book of Joshua, where we saw the Israelites, having finally entered the promised land, were confronted with the fact that the promised land wasn't empty. There were people there, and they weren't friends of the Israelites. Joshua sent two spies into the city of Jericho, and as you might guess, the king of Jericho was trying to find them. A woman named Rahab hid the spies. She hid them because she had heard stories about their God and believed that He was "God in heaven above and on earth below" (Josh. 2:11). It was extremely improbable that she would believe, but she did. Then, in chapter 6, we see more unbelievable things. The city walls of Jericho collapse because of some persistent, quiet marching, some screaming, and some trumpet blowing. That result seems more than improbable; it's impossible... except for God! Next week, we celebrate Easter, when Jesus, the Son of God, did the impossible conquering sin and death and rising from the dead. We hope to see you as we celebrate at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:15am. We will celebrate the God of the Impossible! www.irvingbible.org/easter Conversation starters this week: Elementary

  1. Do you think Rahab knew she was taking a huge risk helping the spies? If so, why would she be willing to risk?
  2. Put yourself in the place of one of the Israelites marching around the walls of Jericho silently. What would it take for you to be confident that God would come through on his promise to hand over the city? 
  3. How do you think Rahab felt when the walls of the city fell down?

Preschool

  1. Why did Rahab help the Israelite spies? 
  2. Would it be tiring to walk around the city for 6 days, and then 7 times on the seventh day? Does God sometimes ask us to do things that are hard to show us His power? 

This week at IBC, there are many things to connect with the Easter story. The Easter path opens on Tuesday, where families can walk through experiential steps of Jesus' journey to the cross. Maundy Thursday service will include Communion. The Good Friday service gives the chance to touch the cross. And the North Irving Easter Festival is on Saturday from 10:30-2:30. Celebrate Easter with us!

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