Moses in the Wilderness

In the last session we learnt about the plagues that God sent upon the land of Egypt because Pharaoh would not set the Israelites free. God sent Moses to save them and lead them to the Promised Land – the special place that God had prepared for his people to live. But they had a long way to travel! Let’s watch the video to see what happened:

 

Story Video:

Video by http://saddleback.com/

 

Time to Think and Pray

Questions 

  • How did God appear to the Israelites while leading them through the desert?

  • What did God provide for the Israelites to eat for breakfast and dinner each day?

  • Why do you think God gave his people special rules?

 

 

Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, through the Red Sea, and into the desert. God appeared to them as a cloud in the day time and as flames of fire at night! Very soon the Israelites started to get hungry and they started complaining to Moses. They even wished they were back in Egypt! But because God loved them, he provided food for them. Every morning when they woke up, they found manna (a kind of bread) on the ground, and every evening, quail (small birds) would fall from the sky! They had plenty of food to eat. But they soon got thirsty and they complained to Moses again! Moses prayed and asked God what he should do. God told him to hit a rock with his staff and a fountain of water came flowing out! God had provided for his people again!

A while later, they came to Mount Sinai. God spoke to them there and gave them some special rules, the Ten Commandments, to help them live in a way that pleased God. These rules were, and still are, very important. Many years later, God sent his Son, Jesus, into the world to save us, and to teach us how to follow him. Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments into just two: ‘Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength’ and ‘Love others as much as you love yourself’. These rules are very important and help us to be better friends and followers of Jesus.

If we follow God and pray to him, he will always provide what we need. He loves us so much and wants to help us.  Let us not moan and complain like the Israelites did, but instead ask for God's help and thank him for all he has given us. God is amazing!

 

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for giving us everything that we need. Please help us not to complain but to remember to thank you for all the good things you give to us. Please help us to become closer friends with you. Amen.

 

This Week's Song: Glory and Honour

 

 

 

 

This Week's Crafts: Flapping Bird and Bake Your Own Bread

 

Flapping Bird

You will need: White card or paper, scissors, a glue stick, colouring pens or pencils and a copy of the printable template.

Print a copy of the template and colour your bird. Use scissors to cut along the lines around the bird. Follow the instructions on onecolorfulday to glue your bird together. How far can your bird fly?

Craft by: www.onecolorfulday.com

 

Bake Your Own Bread

You will need: 500g strong white flour (plus a bit extra for dusting), 2 teaspoons salt,  7g fast-action dried yeast, 3 tablespoons olive oil and 300ml water.

Follow the recipe on bbcgoodfood to bake your own bread!

Recipe by: www.bbcgoodfood.com

 

 

 

 

      


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