God to the Rescue

Background

God’s people (the Israelites) had lived in Egypt for over 400 years, but Pharaoh didn’t like God’s people and he made them his slaves. God’s people did not like being slaves and they cried out to God to rescue them.

Read together Exodus 3-13

Read the story “God to the Rescue” from the The Jesus Storybook Bible or read from your Bible – Exodus 3-13.

Think about

  1. What is a slave?
  2. What did Moses ask Pharaoh to do? How did Pharaoh respond?
  3. Pharaoh would not let God’s people go, so God sent 10 plagues to the Egyptians. Write down or say out loud what the 10 plagues were.
  4. After the last plague, Pharaoh let God’s people go. What happened to Pharaoh’s eldest son?
  5. What happened to the Israelites eldest son in each family?
  6. Why did the Israelites eldest sons live?
  7. Many years later, God rescued his people (including us). How did God rescue us?

Key verse

God said, ‘I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.’

Exodus 6:7

Wrap up

That night, God rescued the Israelites as He led them out of Egypt. The Israelites were now free and they were no longer slaves. This great rescue is called the “Passover” because when God saw the blood of the lambs on the doors of the house, he ‘passed over’ those houses.  Many years later, God sent Jesus to rescue us from our sins.

Pray together

Dear God, Thank you for rescuing your people and thank you for sending Jesus to rescue us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen

Activities

  • Colouring page – a variety to choose from for Moses and the Exodus – Link to page
  • Pre-School story – Moses and the Burning Bush – Link to page
  • Word search – Link to page

Extra activity

Create a LEGO scene of Moses and the Burning Bush.