When finished with activities, return
all necessary items to bag and place
in the hallway for pick-up.
Programs A, B, C-1
Judges 6 & 7
Judges Series: Lesson #2
Bible Verse: The LORD said, “I will be with you.” Judges 6:16
Trust in the LORD. Proverbs 3:5
Bible Story for children:
Trust God to fight your battles
Prop ideas: 2 Pieces of Wool or fleece, water
Bugle or trumpet, flashlight & bowl or can
For younger classes tell only one part. (Part A for 1st Session, B for 2nd Session)
The Midianites were cruel to God’s people. They set fire to the crops;
they killed the animals. In fact, God’s people hid in caves to escape.
One day a man named Gideon was threshing wheat (separating the
grain from the husk). Suddenly the angel of the LORD appeared and
said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior!” The LORD told him that
he was the one who would help God’s people. Gideon was surprised.
“How can that be? My clan is the weakest in the tribe and I am the
least in my family.” He certainly couldn’t conquer the Midianites. The
LORD said, “I will be with you.” Judges 6:16
Gideon wanted proof that God would help him defeat the Midianites.
He set out some wool (fleece) on the ground. He told God only to have
dew on the wool and not on the ground around it. That next morning,
the wool was wet but the ground was dry! (You may have to explain
what dew is). The wool was so wet that Gideon wrung out a bowlful
Gideon decided he needed more proof. He said, “Please do not be
angry with me. Just do this one more test. Make the wool dry and the
ground wet.” Sure enough, that next morning the wool was dry and
the ground was wet! Gideon knew that he could trust God to be with
him in the fight.
Gideon gathered his people to go into battle. There were thousands of
men who had come to fight. God told Gideon that there were too
many men. Tell anyone who is afraid to go home. God knew that if
Gideon had that many people, Go