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God Saves: God Is the One True God
Activity One: Read the intro. Watch the video.
Activity Two: Discuss the story using provided questions as prompts.
Activity Three: Respond to the story by doing the activity.
Activity Four: Bless your children
(It’s not an activity, but just a little background on the story for you, the parent, to read.)
Undoubtedly the mighty hand of the one true God was demonstrated in contrast to the powerlessness of the Egyptian false gods. Prior to the Passover, God declared, “I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord” (Exodus 12:12b). Many scholars believe the plagues were directly attacking the ancient Egyptian gods. (We have provided a Plagues and the Egyptian God’s Sheet demonstrating this correlation.)
In the Bible, even the number of plagues was significant. To the Israelites, the number 10 represented wholeness and completion. For instance, the Ten Commandments are the complete, divine perfection of the Law. By sending 10 plagues, God was stating the Egyptians were completely plagued and completely judged. He was demonstrating His total power as the one true God.
After being set free from slavery, the Israelites celebrated and worshipped the power of the one true God. From this point forward in history, Israel set aside time each year to remember the Passover. At every annual celebration, the people retold how God rescued them. They knew that a crucial part of maintaining faith was remembering the ways God had guided them.
Activity 1: STORY
Lead children in a Prayer of Release to pause, be still, and ask the Holy Spirit to quiet their hearts and minds.
Introduction to read to the children:
God knew how sad His people, the Israelites, were back in Egypt. Pharaoh was mean to God’s people. God told Moses He had a plan to free the Israelites from Pharaoh and give them land of their own. God wanted Moses and his brother, Aaron, to go talk to Pharaoh. God promised Moses He would be with them and help them with the right words. God told Moses that He would show Pharaoh and all the people miracles and wonders so everyone would know He is the one true God! God saved them. Everyone started to celebrate by singing and dancing. They worshipped the one true God—the very same God we worship too. He is the one true God!
Watch the video:
Activity 2: DISCUSSION
In this part of The Big God Story, we heard how God showed that He is the one true God through sending the plagues on Egypt and by parting the Red Sea to get His people safely to the other side.
I wonder … What was it like to have to leave Egypt quickly?
I wonder … What would I have said if I had been able to walk through the Red Sea?
I wonder … How do I know God is the one true God?
Activity 3: RESPONSE ACTIVITY
When the Isrealites safely made it across the Red Sea they took time to worship God.with musical instruments. Let’s make one and use it to worship God when we sing our worship songs!
Rainstick Craft – click picture for link to instructions
Create music like Miriam and the Israelites did when God led them safely through the Red Sea.
Here is another musical instrument craft you may enjoy:
Guitar Craft – click picture for link to instructions
Activity 4: CLOSING BLESSING
Children, in today’s part of The Big God Story, we saw how our God saved the children of Israel just as He promised. Share the following verse from Psalm 68:20a: “Our God is a God who saves.”
Pray a communal blessing over the children. Encourage children to stand with their hands out, palms up, as a posture of being ready to receive.
May you feel the endless love of the one true God today, tomorrow, and always.