“And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God …” Exodus 6:7
After reading today’s key verse with your class, help them understand it, and the importance of recognizing God in our lives. That He is to be our God and we are to be His people.
Summary: Between Genesis and Exodus, God’s people grew into a nation numbering around 2-3 million people. At least 400 years had passed since they entered into Egypt. We see the mighty deliverance of God’s people from a land of bondage (Egypt). We see the power of God revealed through this time of exodus. As they pass through the Red Sea, that eliminated their return to the land of bondage. The old way of life was left behind forever.
Emphasize the following: But with all of these events, the most important thing to note is that God revealed Himself to His people. He reminded them that He was their God, and that they were His people (see today’s memory verse.) He showed them that he was their God through the 10 plagues and the mighty deliverance from bondage.
Encourage your students to bring their Bibles and use them!
Optional Worksheets to be downloaded:
Ideas for children:
Stickers always work well with children. Often times I watch Wal-Mart or Oriental Trading Company for specials or deals on things I can use for crafts for Sunday School (i.e. foam sheets, Bible Story scene stickers, crowns, stick on jewels, construction paper, etc.). I keep a stash and when I need something, I go search in my stash! Pinterest always has great ideas!
You could have a coloring sheet that goes with the lesson.
One idea for today’s lesson: Make a burning bush with red, yellow, and orange tissue paper. You could find a coloring sheet with Moses and a bush and add the tissue paper squares with glue, or just draw a picture of a bush and add the tissue paper to make it appear as if it were burning.
Refer to the wall in your classroom that has become a mural. Today, have them consider God’s provision for His people. Do they realize when we ask Jesus in our heart, we are no longer our own? We belong to God because we have been bought with a price: I Corinthians 6:19-20: “19. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” We can no longer please ourselves. Our job is to please God with every part of our lives. Have them write (on a puzzle piece or construction paper) ways we can live a life pleasing to God. Add these to your mural, as a reminder.
Have them each add anything else they may have brought to add to the wall. Encourage everyone to participate.