After completing this lesson, the children will see that God is a
God of miracles and that His power and might sustains us each and everyday.
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
|Discuss miracles with the children.
What is a miracle? Have you ever seen a miracle? What is your favorite
miracle from the Bible? You can also have some of the children look
up the word miracle in a regular dictionary and in a Bible dictionary.
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|MEMORY WORK (6 minutes)
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Use the memory verse from last week. "Blessed is the man who
always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble."
|SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION
Last week you will remember how the Pharaoh of Egypt finally let the
Israelites go. But it was only after God sent ten plagues on Egypt,
and in the end, the Pharaoh's son was even killed. The Israelites
obeyed God, and left right away. They left so quickly, they didn't
even have time to let the yeast rise for the bread they were baking.
They called it unleavened bread, and it is still used today by Jewish
people to celebrate God's protection from that tenth plague. Now our
story finds the Israelites once again in a predicament. Many people
thought it was a trap. Let's read from our Bibles to see what happened.
Exodus 14:5-31 (The Crossing of the
1. At first Pharaoh let the Israelite people go, why did he change
his mind. (He lost the services of the Israelite people who were used
like slaves, and his heart was hardened.)
2. What did the Israelites do when they saw the Egyptians? (Complained
and blamed Moses, said they would rather go back and serve the Egyptians than die in the desert.)
3. Who did Moses say would fight for the Israelites? (God.)
4. What would the Israelites need to do? (Nothing, just to
5. How did God keep the Egyptians away from the Israelites before
they crossed the Red Sea? (He placed a pillar of fire between the two of them.)
6. What happened when Moses stretched out his hand over the sea
the second time? (The waters returned and Pharaoh's entire army drowned.)
7. How did the attitudes of the Israelite people change at the
end of this story? (Instead of being afraid, they trusted God.)
8. How do we see God's protection in this story? (By performing
a miracle to stop an enemy from doing harm.)
|CLASS EXERCISE (20 minutes)
|Harm Removed (Object Talk)
|ALTERNATE CLASS EXERCISE (15 minutes)
|The Hamster's Great Escape
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|APPLICATION (2 minutes)
|God's power is revealed in so many ways.
No one but God could part a sea. God also does many powerful things
for us every day. He brings the sun up in the morning, he showers
the earth with rain and makes the trees grow. He even created gravity
to keep us from accidentally flying into outer space. This week, everyone
should spend some time in prayer, thanking God for his mighty power.
|What would happen if one of the Ten Commandments were
missing? You might be pleasantly surprised, but you must come back
next week to find out why.
|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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