SUBJECT: CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE
CLASS: JSS 1
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: THE CALL OF JOSHUA
JOSHUA AS A WORTHY LEADER (JOSHUA 1:20; 2:1-0; 3:1-10)
JOSHUA AS GOD’S CHOOSEN LEADER
Joshua was called the son of Nun. He was also a leader chosen by God after the death of Moses to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. He was a mighty warrior. He was courageous; he led the Israelites to cross the river Jordan. He also led them to conquer Ai and Jericho. He was able to lead the Israelite to the Promised Land.
JOSHUA’S LEADERSHIP STYLE
Joshua, one of the judges of Israel and the successor of Moses as a political leader, reminded the Israelites of God’s cordial relationship with them for the purpose of addressing the people, he assembled all the elders, heads, judges and officers of Israel before the Lord at Shechem. Joshua in addition to inheriting the courage and religious faith of his great leader, Moses, was a man of marked military capacity. He made plans to enter the country (Canaan) by crossing the river Jordan opposite Jericho; and taking advantage of a probable landslide higher up the river, but which the chronicle boldly claimed was a miracle, he carried out his plan, and established his camp at Gilgal.
When Joshua was about to die, he gathered the elder of Israel together at Shechem and encouraged them to serve God. Joshua told them that as for him and his family, they would serve the Lord. The people of Israel obeyed him and served the Lord. He died at the age of 110 years.
Christian Religious knowledge for JSS. BK 1-3 by A.F Bello page 129
(a) Samaria (b) Shechem (c) Jerusalem (d) Ai
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