Primary 6 Lesson 23

This week we are moving on to study Joshua. I like how you can find the phrase "be strong and of good courage" several times throughout the book of Joshua. This lesson, however, is all about learning to choose to serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 says:

 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.


Primary 6 Lesson 23: Joshua Leads Israel- The purpose of this lesson is to help the children choose to serve the Lord.


"Can a Little Child Like Me:"- Children's Songbook pg. 9

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177

"The Eleventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 130


Article of Faith 11- Freedom of worship

Joshua 1:9- Be strong and of good courage

Joshua 24:15- Choose ye this day Also see Alma 30:8, Moses 6:33

Deuteronomy 10:12- Serve the Lord

Lesson Ideas

Joshua- A good quick summary all about Joshua. Here's a little more detailed version too.

Joshua Served the Lord- Find the hidden objects in this picture of Joshua or just use it as a coloring page

Always Choose the Right- Play this game to talk about ways to choose follow the Lord

I Will Make Important Choices Now- Use this activity to choose the serve the Lord now and always

Article of Faith 11- Crossword Puzzle. There is also this one

See the Choose the Right lesson ideas from Primary 2 Lesson 14 or Primary 6 Lesson 13 as well.

I am working on the printable later today but here's this in case you need it now. 


The Heart and a Willing Mind- Around 8 minutes about Heber C. Kimball going to serve the Lord on a mission even though it was overwhelming for him. The Lord helps him do what he has asked.

Seek the Lord- About 6 minutes long with great examples of choices that all people face as they keep trying to choose the right way.

Joshua- Illustrated scripture story about 4 1/2 minutes

Full Commitment- About 1 minute from President Hunter on Joshua's commitment to keep the commandments

Walk His Ways- A 3 minute song about choosing to walk in the way of the Lord.

No Other Gods Before Me- Compares choosing other things before the Lord to Carbon Monoxide poisining