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Week 16 - Gideon’s Army -
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Kids Bible Lesson 16 - Gideon’s Army

Gideon's Army

Welcome to week 16!

This week the children will learn about Gideon and his army of three hundred men.

God chose just an ordinary man named Gideon to lead the Israelite army to victory over the Midianites. God wanted Gideon to fight with a very small army, so the Israelite's would know that God, not they, had won the battle. Gideon trusted God and went to battle with only three hundred men. To Gideon and his army’s surprise, they had an astounding victory over their enemy!

This Bible story teaches children that God chooses ordinary people to do great things and that following God’s instructions is always best. When God is fighting on our side, we can be sure we will win.

Have fun learning about this adventurous story!

If you haven’t read the introduction to Bible Time yet, I recommend you read the outline about the Bible lessons for children first.

Children's bible lesson about Gideon’s Army - Key Concepts
The key concepts that we focused on this week are:

  • We must fight on God’s side.

  • God uses ordinary people to do great things.

  • Following God’s instructions is the best thing to do.

You can also come up with your own key concepts.

Bible Verse for kids
The Bible verse for this lesson is Judges 7:9

“Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands”.
This Bible verse should be simple enough for your toddler to memorize after a week of practice.

Bible Story Tips

  • We read “Gideon’s  Army” beginning on page 31 of the children's Bible Storybook called Bible-Time Stories and Rhymes.

  • During story, draw attention to the key concepts for this lesson.

  • Don't forget to ask questions related to the story, for example, “How many men were left in Gideon’s army?”

  • The girls saw how God was able to use just an ordinary man to do something great.

  • After the Bible story and discussion session, we stand up and do the interactive rhyme found in the Bible storybook

After the story and rhyme, we say a prayer that is related to the Bible story. You can either have your children repeat after you or allow them to come up with their own prayer.

Bible Song about Gideon’s Army

  • The Bible song for this week is "I’m in the Lord’s Army".

  • We cast the song from YouTube to the television, so our children can see the motions on the big screen.

bible Activities about Gideon’s Army

We did different Bible activities each day - related to Gideon’s Army. We also have a selection of free Bible activities about Gideon’s Army here.