“Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:… the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts.” This theme verse found in Jeremiah 32:17, 18 for Vacation Bible School 2013 warms the heart of those who put their trust in God. Each child of God belongs to the winning side, and triumph over his trouble is assured; there is no doubt God will keep His promises to each of us. This study from the book of Exodus will show how God led Moses through the perils of his life and remained faithful to him in extreme circumstances.
Exodus 1—20 records the amazing events directed by God to bring his chosen people, the Israelites, out of Egypt and back to the Promised Land. There are numerous miracles in the book of Exodus and the majority of them are found in these twenty chapters. It is widely accepted by Bible scholars that Moses is the author of Exodus. In the wilderness desert, Moses was able to give “his story” while directed by the inspiration of God so that we have this sacred “history” that continues to bless and teach us today. Before you prepare for VBS, make it a priority to sit down with your Bible and read these chapters in continuity.
The Bible events highlighted in The Mighty God are rich in spiritual lessons for children. In Exodus 13, God gave Moses instructions on commemorating the Passover and one important aspect of that was to teach children. Verse 8 commanded the families of the Israelites to teach their children the meaning of the Passover customs and to tell the great things God did to deliver them from Egyptian bondage. In all the uncertainties of life, parents are blessed to be able to tell their children that God can be depended upon. He loves, calls, saves, guides and cares for His people. Hardships came in the life of Moses and his family. Hardships will come in our lives, too. God does not promise to keep us from all life’s problems; however, this VBS theme clearly teaches God has the power to deliver us in ways we might not expect. This series of lessons will help to perpetuate the remembrance of the great things God has done.
Moses is a great example for all Christian leaders to study and emulate his godly characteristics. God designed Moses for great service. Moses was highly educated in the ways of the Egyptians. This prepared him to be an ambassador that would be able to stand before the Egyptian king (Pharaoh) on behalf of the Israelites. Moses’ education was put to good use as he was directed by God to record the first five books of the Old Testament.
God’s service is reasonable, and we should know what we do and why we do it. Moses had a good understanding of what God wanted him to do. His personal relationship and direct communication with the Lord helped him to successfully accomplish God’s will in his life. His wisdom came after decades of life experiences. He was eighty years old when the Lord spoke to him from the burning bush.
The Mighty God will be helpful as primary students are beginning to understand how God loves, calls, saves, guides and cares for them. If God can lead Moses, God can lead me!
(This article was taken from Primary Teacher Manual.)
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