Friday, 18 November 2011

Mount Sinai part 2

The Journey to Mount Sinai Continues!     

Lesson from Sunday the 20th up until Saturday the 26th

How good it is to belong to God!

Last week we talked about the important task God had given to Moses. Do you want to know what happened? So keep listening!

Even though he was not welcome in Egypt, Moses went back there to talk to Pharaoh. He had a message from God to the king of Egypt, God said, "Let my people go!" - They are not supposed to be slaves in Egypt, but free servants of the living and eternal God!

But do you think Pharaoh believed Moses? Nope! Pharaoh said, "I do not know God, I do not believe him, and I absolutely will NOT let this people go!

Humpf! This Pharaoh was very hard hearted for the things of God, but God had a plan. He had given Moses a powerful rod, through which His signs would be manifested. The land of Egypt would be afflicted by 10 terrible plagues, one after the other. But the small village of Goshen, in which the Hebrews (people of God) lived was not affected one bit!

Every time one of the plagues struck Egypt, Pharaoh considered giving ears to God and his servant Moses, but as each plague passed, he quickly changed his mind. Very stubborn this guy! The plagues did not come to destroy Egypt, but to show a little sign of God's Power. To show that there is a difference between those who serve Him and those who do not. Those who are on God's side are safe.

The 10th plague was proven too much for Pharaoh. When all of firstborns (from people and animals) died - except of course for those from Goshen. Pharaoh and the whole Egypt cried in anguish, and he finally let the people go.

Just as God had promised, the Egyptian neighbours gave many gifts of food, clothes and jewelry for the people of God, as they left that land. However, it was not long until Pharaoh changed his mind - again! - and decided to capture and bring the people of God back to slavery.

A very fierce pursuit began, Pharaoh and his army were determined to get to the people, and the people ran as fast as they could, until they got to a point of no return. In front of them, it was the Red Sea, and behind, a very angry Pharaoh and his army. "What do we do now? There is no place to run and the army is fast approaching." People began to despair and Moses cried out to God.

But God was very calm, He is Greater than any problem we may face. He told Moses, "Why do you cry out to me? Tell the people to march on! Raise you hands and touch the waters with the rod I gave you, and the people will pass through the sea in dry land".

Guess what? That is exactly what happened! God never fails. The majestic sea opened up and all the people of God crossed over to the other side. Pharaoh and his army could not believe what they saw. Another sign that God is very powerful to save His people. And yet, Pharaoh refused to let them go free and commanded his army: "Go after them!"

They started for the open sea, and as they got on the middle of the way, the last of the Hebrews got to the other side. So the sea closed down again, the waves came crashing down on them, Pharaoh and his army drowned and perished right there.

And that is how the people of God had been set free form slavery in Egypt and were now going to a wonderful land that God had prepared for them.

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Important points to explore:

  • There must be a distinction between the people who give ears to God and do His will and those who do not.  
  • God never fails! If He promises, He will do. Everything He says is true, and be do well by listening to His instructions and obeying His voice.
  • God cares for and protects those who are on His side. How good it is to belong to God and receive His amazing love.

Suggested Activity:    

The activity below will help the children to identify the 10 plagues. Be careful about the way you talk about the plagues. They did not come to destroy, only to serve as a sign that something was very, very wrong. 

The plagues were, in fact, a way God found to show Pharaoh he was behaving badly, he had the chance to fix what he was doing wrong. But when we resist the voice of God, we bring trouble upon ourselves!

Tell us the 10 plagues by colouring the button next to
the correct answers (can be done orally)

The waters of the Nile become blood.
Children were not allowed to go out for break

Frogs cover the land.
The space men came and took the people of Egypt.

Lice swarm over every man and beast in Egypt.
Everyone couldn’t sleep and was awake for weeks.

All their voices stopped working.
The whole land was covered with flies.

All of their clothes turned purple and had holes.
The Egyptian cattle and animals start to die.

Painful boils spreads throughout Egypt on man and beast.
The Egyptians had al the shoes taken away

Giant balls of ice, known as hail, crash down to earth from the sky.
It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. 

They were feed to the lions in the lions den.
Locusts destroy Egypt's crops, leaving them very little to eat.

Darkness falls upon Egypt for 6 days.
All the flowers turned into bees.

The first born child of every Egyptian was killed.
All the Egyptian people turned into statues of salt

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