TOPIC: Joshua [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 2 February 2020]

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MEMORY VERSE: “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.” – Deuteronomy 34:9 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 2 February 2020 HYMN)

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 1:1-9 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 2 February 2020)

1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,

2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Joshua the son of Num (Joshua 1:1) can be described as the military aide of Moses(Ex.17:8-9). He was ordained and appointed to succeed Moses. God and Moses ordained him (Num.27:18-23). He made his first appearance in Ex.17:8-16. He is of the tribe of Ephraim and his original name was ‘Hoshea’ meaning ‘Salavation (Deut. 32:44) which is also spelt ‘Oshea’ (Num.13:16). Moses renamed him Joshua meaning’ Jehovah saves’ (Num.13:16). Alternative spellings of his name are ‘Jehoshua’ (Num.13:16). ‘Jehoshuah’ (1 Chron.7:27 and ‘Jeshua’ (Neh.8:17). He died at the age of one hundred and ten (Joshua 24:29).



Joshua full of the spirit of wisdom (Deut.34:9). He was a warrior who Israel to battle from the time of Moses (Ex.17:9-15)

He was optimistic together with Caleb (Num.14:6). A faithful follower of Moses (Ex.33:8-11). He accompanied Moses to Mount Sinai and waited for him at the bottom of the mountain while Moses climbed the mountain to receive from God the Ten Commandments (Ex.24:13-14; 3:15-19). He was humble enough to understudy Moses. Joshua was committed to serving God and also made his family to serve God (Joshua 24:15). He had a strong faith in God even in the battle such that he altered the course of nature (Joshua 10:12-14). His farewell message condemned idolatry as he wanted Israel to serve God, (Joshua 23 & 24). He took counsel from God before doing anything expect in the case of Gibeonites (Joshua 5:13-14) and the of ‘AI’ (Joshua 7:3) where he allowed people to influence his decisions.

Joshua succeeded Moses (Joshua 1:1-2,5). Joshua parted river Jordan (Joshua 3:13-17)

He took the Israelites to the Promised Land and divided the conquered cities among the tribes of Israel as God mandated him (Joshua 1:6). Joshua lead the miraculous and historical conquest of Jericho (Joshua 6). He was able to charge the Israelites not to deviate from serving God; a legacy that lasted after his death (Joey 24:14-16; 20-24)


Believers should hold on to God’s counsel and remain strong to the end (Joshua 1:6-7; Eph. 6:10-11). We should learn to be obedient and follow through with detailed divine instructions ( Joshua 3; 6:1-21; 1 Sam.15:22; 2 Cor. 10:6). We should be bold in the face of challenges (Joshua 5:13-14; 10:12-14; 2 Tim. 1:7). Like Joshua, believers must shun unfaithfulness (Joshua 7:19-26; 1 Cor.4:2).

CONCLUSION: Believers who remain obedient to divine instructions will enjoy divine help always.


  1. Mention three attribute that characterized Joshua.
  2. What lessons can believer learn from Joshua’s life.


Monday – Joshua 9:1-25
Tuesday – Exodus 24:13-14
Wednesday – Exodus 32:15-19
Thursday – Joshua 3:13-17
Friday – Joshua 10:25
Saturday – Joshua 11:15
Sunday – Joshua 24:15

ASSIGNMENT: Mention the names of five (5) important qualities a leader should possess.

RCCG Sunday School HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?