When Moses saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, he attacked and killed him. When Pharaoh found out, he wanted to punish him, so Moses ran away to Midian. There, Moses married, had a son, and grew old.
While watching sheep one day, Moses came to a bush that was one fire, but didn't burn up. God spoke to Moses from the bush. He told Moses he was sending him to rescue the Israelites, who were slaves in the land of Egypt.
Moses didn't know why God would pick him to be the one to rescue the Israelites, but God promised to be with him. Moses asked what God's name was, so he could tell the Israelites who sent him. God said his name was, "I Am Who I Am."
God had Moses do two miracles: turning a staff into a snake and healing a disease from his hand. Moses would do these miracles again in Egypt to prove that God had sent him. But Moses said, "I can't go. I don't speak well." God promised to help Moses speak, but Moses still would not go. So God picked Moses' brother, Aaron, to go with him. Aaron would do the speaking for Moses. So finally, Moses left for Egypt.
Big Idea and Motions: God gives us the power to obey him.
God - point up
Gives - pretend to hold a present and give it to someone
Power - flex your muscles
Obey - form the letter “O” with your hands above your head
Verse / Motions: Philippians 4:13, ESV - I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
I - point to yourself
Can do - bump one fist on top of the other
All things - gesture your arms in a wide circle
Through him - point up
Strengthens - flex your muscles
Me - point to yourself
Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Why did Moses run away? // He killed an Egyptian for hurting an Israelite
Where did Moses run away to? // Midian
Why did the Israelites cry out to God? // They were slaves in Egypt
What strange sight did Moses see? // A burning bush that didn’t burn up
Who spoke to Moses from the bush? // God
What message did God have for Moses? // He was sending him to rescue the Israelites
When Moses asked God’s name, what did God say? // Yahweh, I Am Who I Am
What did God have Moses do to prove God was with him? // Turned his staff into a snake, healed a disease on his hand
Why didn’t Moses think he could do it? // He didn’t speak well
Who did God pick to help Moses speak? // Moses’ brother Aaron
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