After completing this lesson, children will learn that we have all
sinned and fallen short of God's plans for us, but through faith in
Jesus our sins are forgiven. Additional Resources Ten
|AS KIDS ARRIVE (15 minutes)
| Ten Commandments
Quiz (Activity): Click here
As the children arrive, give them a copy of the Ten Commandments Quiz
to work on until the opening prayer.
AND PRAISES (5 minutes) Further info? Click here
|MEMORY WORK (6 minutes)
word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105
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
again. Discuss the meaning of this verse with the children.
|SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION
It had been three months since the Israelites left Egypt, and they
set up camp at the foot of Mt. Sinai. God called to Moses from the
mountain, and Moses went up to Him. God reminded Moses of how He freed
the Israelites from Pharaoh, and how the devastation in Egypt demonstrated
His power and might. Then God told Moses that if the people obey His
covenants, their nation would be great and holy in His sight. Then
He told Moses to have the people cleanse themselves and be ready,
because in three days the Lord will come down on the mountain. The
people should not attempt to go up or even touch the mountain.
So on the third day, there was thunder and lightning with a loud
trumpet blast. The mountain was covered with a thick cloud of smoke,
because the Lord came onto it with fire. The whole mountain trembled
and all the people were afraid. No one was allowed to go to the
mountain except Moses. This was the time that God gave Moses the
Exodus 20:1-20 (The Ten Commandments)
1. Why do you think "You shall have no other gods before me"
is the first commandment?
(God wants us to put Him above all things. Before our toys,
TV, even before our friends.)
2. What does "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord"
mean? (The Lord is holy. Using his name in an unholy manner brings judgment to that person.)
3. What is an idol? (Anything that keeps you from spending
time with God.)
4. "Honor your father and Mother" must be important because
it too is on the list. Why?
5. What does covet mean? (It is having a strong desire to have
what belongs to someone else.)
(Parents want what is best for their children, so they teach
and guide them. Children are still
learning and really don't know everything yet.)
|CLASS EXERCISE (20 minutes)
|Missing Commandment (Memory
Challenge) Click here
|ALTERNATE CLASS EXERCISE (10 minutes)
|Take each Commandment, and have the children
give an example of what someone might do that would be breaking that
commandment. For example: Honor you father and your mother. A response
from a child might be: You are not honoring your father or mother
when you talk back to them.
|APPLICATION (2 minutes)
|The Ten Commandments are familiar to most
people. Sometimes, people believe they are going to heaven just because
they have not broken any of the commandments. But the truth is, they
probably have. Using the name of God in the wrong way, desiring to have what
someone else has, making fun of parents in front of friends,
and lying are all breaking one of the commandments. Unfortunately we
all have broken at least one. Everyone has failed one time or another. But what
makes us Christians is placing our faith in Jesus. Through Jesus our
sins are forgiven. Because He died on the cross for us, we have everlasting
life with God.
|How many times have you taken the long way home? What
if you got lost and couldn't find your way home for two days? Would
you be afraid? If you come back next week, we will learn about millions
of people who wandered around lost for forty years!
|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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