Object lesson: ‘It's hard to humble yourself’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai

A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson on Joshua and Jericho / Ai

Use this object lesson in your Sunday school lesson, children's ministry, Bible lesson or youth ministry to tell the Bible story of Joshua, who wants to take the village of Ai. After the mighty defeat of Jericho, Joshua thinks it’s going to be very easy. Instead of being obedient and trusting in God, Joshua decides to trust in his own strength. He struggles with constantly being reliant on God. He wants to stretch himself instead of humbling himself before God.

How do you illustrate this rather complicated story in such a way that children will listen attentively and understand what it is about? How does it feel to humble yourself? 

Using a rope and a game we can look with the children at what is means to bow before God and rely on Him instead of our own strength.

Hard to humble yourself object lesson about Joshua defeat Ai ideal for Sunday school lesson Bible lesson christian youth work Bible story kids church

What do you need:

- a piece of rope

What do you do:

Tags: Old Testament stories - easy to tell, Object lessons, Games , Humility / Pride, Obedience / Disobedience