After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God protects
us and has a plan for each of our lives.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
| Draw the following chart on the board:
Things that protect
People that protect
bicycle helmets, seat belts, gloves)
Fireman, policeman, God)
As the children arrive, give them a sheet of paper and have them
copy the chart from the board, or have copies already made up before
class. Have them jot down as many things and people they can think
of while waiting for everyone to arrive. When finished, discuss
what everyone came up with and write unique items of the board for
all to see.
AND PRAISES (5 minutes) Further info? Click here
|MEMORY WORK (6 minutes)
|"My help comes from
the Lord, maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:2
Have the kids find this verse in their Bibles, and read it several
times out loud. Have them close their eyes and try to say the verse
|SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION
Today we will learn about the birth of Moses. Moses was born a long
time ago in Egypt. But he was not an Egyptian. He was an Israelite.
At that time the Pharaoh of Egypt gave an order that every newborn
baby boy was to be thrown into the Nile River and killed, but baby
girls could live. That doesn't sound fair does it? Can you imagine
the sadness parents had when a baby boy was born? But this is a story
about how God can protect His own chosen people, even during evil
times like this.
Exodus 2:1-10 (The story of the birth of Moses)
1. Instead of throwing Moses into the Nile, what did his mother do
with him for the first three months of his life? (She hid him.)
2. When his mother could hide him no longer, what did she do with
Moses? (She put him in a basket and set him among the reeds in the Nile.)
3. Where did Pharaoh's daughter find the baby? (Along the bank
of the Nile among the reeds.)
4. What was Pharaoh's daughter doing when she found Moses? (Bathing
with her servants.)
5. Do you think Moses was found by accident, or was it God's plan? (God's plan.)
6. Who did Pharaoh's daughter find to nurse the baby? (His mother.)
7. How do we see God's protection in this story? (God protected Moses from dying in the Nile River by allowing Pharaoh's daughter to find him and raise him as an Egyptian.)
|CLASS EXERCISE (10 minutes)
|Moses in the Nile (Skit
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|APPLICATION (2 minutes)
|We use many thingsto protect us for instance helmets, gloves
and heavy coats in the winter. People also protect us from harm, such
as firemen and lifeguards. God's protection is always there, even
when we don't know it. He has a plan for us just like He did for Moses.
Although things may seem difficult at the time, God is always working
in us for the good.
The Bible says, "And we know that in all
things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been
called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
This week, everyone
should spend some time in prayer, thanking God for His protection.
Remember, our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
|Did you ever hear a red rose talk? Come back next week
and we will learn about something just as strange, but very true.
|CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes)
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|TAKE HOME PAGE
|Give one copy to each child at the end of the class to take home.
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