Season of the Church Year: Common Time/ “Great Green Growing” Season (green)
Story in Scripture: Exodus 1: 8- 17:7, John 1: 1-17
Many children have some idea about who Moses was, but may not understand the details of his life. This week, we learned about God’s call for him and the adventurous events that took place when he entered into God’s story. To summarize, we discussed: (1) how Baby Moses was found and cared for by the daughter of an Egyptian Pharaoh, (2) his killing of an Egyptian soldier in defense of a Jewish slave (and how he ran away), (3) his reluctant acceptance of his role as a speaker for God’s people, (4) Pharaoh’s eventual release of the Jewish slaves, (5) the Exodus into the desert, (5) the revelation of the 10 Commandments and the admonishment because of the golden calf, (6) Moses’ death before reaching the Promise Land. It is a very lengthy story!
Guiding Questions for Discussion:
(Note: These are the usual questions that are asked after Old Testament character studies.)
Now I wonder which part of the story you liked best?
I wonder what part is the most important?
I wonder what part is about you…. Or what part was especially for you?
I wonder what the story of Moses and his family might be teaching you?
“Father, thank you for Moses. We can learn so much from his adventurous life. I pray that you would help me to listen to your plan for my life and go with me through all my adventures, even if I am scared or nervous. I know that you are always with me. Help me to be the kind of person that can bring joy to you and who can show the world how powerful and wonderful you are. Amen.”
Looking forward: In the weeks to come, we will study Abraham (Genesis 12:24- 25:11), Sarah (Genesis 12- 23), and Jacob (Genesis 25:19- 33:20).
Please note: The 1st- 3rd grade class learned about Moses on July 10th. The preschool/ kindergarten class will not be learning about Moses at this time, but you can find many great resources online to teach them about Moses at home.