Object lesson: ‘Mr. Torch and his friend Battery’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai

A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson on Joshua 

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. The end results are not very good, to say the least! 

How can you tell this story in a different way? Let me introduce you to Mr. Torch and his friend Battery. It is the story of Joshua’s defeat, but a slightly different version...

Mister Torch and his friend Battery object lesson about Joshua defeat Ai ideal for Sunday school lesson Bible lesson christian youth work Bible story kids church

What do you need:

- an electric torch
- a battery

What do you do:

Show the children an electric torch.

This is Mr Torch. Mr Torch is a sad torch, because he cannot shine. There is no light, just big tears.

Show the children a battery.

When his friend Battery asks him why he is so sad, Mr Torch explains that he is a torch with no light. He is useless!!

Tags: Old Testament stories - easy to tell, Object lessons, Storytelling - ideas, tips, Friendship / Enemies, Humility / Pride, Light / Darkness, Obedience / Disobedience