Moses and the Exodus
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the story of the exodus and its application to us
today: The joy of being rescued!
Feasting on the Word:
Exodus 3:7-10, 12:31-42, and 14:10-31
Galatians 1:3-5; Mark 16:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
According to Exodus 3:7-10, God said He would “rescue” the Israelites. Why
did they need to be rescued?
After the tenth plague (death of the firstborn), Moses led all the Israelites out
of Egypt (the exodus). Read about it in Exodus 12:31-42. How many
Israelites left Egypt? (vs. 37)
After they left Egypt, they came to the Red Sea. They had no bridges and no
boats, and the enemy was chasing them. What did God do to rescue them
again? (Exodus 14:10-28)
Can you stack up water into a pile and make it stay there? (If you have small
children, let them try this!) Of course you can’t! Then how do you explain
Exodus 14:29? What does verse 30 say that the Lord did that day? As a
result of this great miracle, what did the people do? (vs. 31)
Just when we needed it most, God came to our rescue too! He sent Jesus,
His Son, to take away our sins by nailing them to the cross. Read Galatians
1:3-5. Being rescued means being saved from something bad. What do you
have to do to be saved? Read Mark 16:16. What are you being saved from?
(2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)
For small children: Talk about a storybook or a cartoon where someone was
rescued. Talk about how they felt. For older children and adults: During the
war with Iraq, a young female soldier was captured and beaten. She lay in a
hospital for several days, suffering from wounds and broken bones. The
enemy was all around her. How do you think she felt when her fellow soldiers
bravely came in and rescued her? Now relate that to being saved from
eternal suffering! How should we feel about being rescued?
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)