1. Students should be able to tell the story of Gideon – the meat offering, the fleece, the choosing of the men, and the battle.
  2. Students should understand the need to trust in God in all things.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Judges 6-7.


  1. Learning Game: Charades. Write the major events of the story on slips of paper (same as for the story-spinner below). Have the students pick out a slip and act out the event while the others guess what’s happening.


  1. Discussion: How did God call Gideon? How does He speak to you? What was the purpose of the fleece? How did Gideon choose his men? Why? How did he win the battle? Was Gideon stupid to go into battle with such odds against him? Why or why not? Have you ever faced seemingly impossible odds? Are there any conclusions we can draw from Gideon’s life about God’s work in our own lives?


  1. Find each of the tribes of Israel on the map. Where was Gideon? Other judges?


  1. Make a coil pot with a candle:

Take self-hardening clay (not flammable). Flatten a ball of clay into a base. Make long snakes of clay and coil into a pot. Using a needle or paperclip, poke two small holes near the top for later insertion of a hanger. Put a tea-lite candle inside and let it dry.


  1. Close with prayer. Pray for strength against any “impossible odds” the students earlier listed.