||EXPLORE THE BIBLE: (1215 minutes)
Have students open their Bibles to the story found in Numbers chapter 13 and 14.
Read it together and ask students to help you make an outline of the events that happen in this story. Heres an outline:
1 - The spies are sent out to check out the land of Caanan.
2 - The spies travel through the land and check it out.
3 - The spies gather some grapes, pomegranates and figs.
4 - The spies return and report back that the land is flowing with milk and honey but there are strong people and fortified towns in the land.
5 - Caleb says We can do it.
6 - The other spies emphasize how impossible it would be to conquer the land.
7 - The people listen to the negative reports and complain about being in the wilderness.
8 - Joshua sides with Caleb and says that God is with them and they can take the land.
9 - The Israelites threaten to stone them.
10 - The spies who brought a bad report died of a plague sent by God.
11 - The people mourned and said they were sorry for their sins.
The people decide to go into Canaan but God wasnt with them and they were defeated.