Hello once again! I hope you are ready to listen and read and imagine and create around the new story for this month.
This week we are beginning “Ten Ways to Be Perfect,” and it is found on pages 100-107 of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Remember: If you want a book for yourself, feel free to come to our church (Resurrection Lutheran Church) to take your own copy from the library shelf. Another way for you to get a book would be to order online from home.
Children: As you already know, if you have done a Learning Together lesson with us before, our very, very first step is always to listen to the story being read aloud to you. So, settle yourself in and get ready to hear how God’s people were given His ten rules for good living.
What are your thoughts about having rules? Are rules good or bad? Maybe you think there are too many rules? Maybe you think there aren’t enough rules? And who gets to make up these rules?
For example, consider what would happen if there were no traffic rules? If you wish, Google search “traffic chaos” to find video clips of tangled traffic scenes from other countries. How would that work for all of us?
Feel free to blog any questions or comments that you may have to Pastor Steve.
Adults: The Biblical reference for this story are Exodus 16-17, 19-40.
Moses – He is the man of the hour in this story!
Moses had an amazing life that was exciting, disappointing, and scary. He was given up as a baby because his mother wanted to save him. He was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in Pharaoh’s house with all the privileges. He realized God’s calling on his life and was willing to give up his life of luxury, his position, and his future in order to follow what God wanted for His people. Moses ended up being the leader of God’s people who defied Pharaoh and led them out of Egypt and toward the Promised Land. After God rescued the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt, he visited personally with Moses and gave him the 10 Commandments so that they could know how to live as God’s people, reflecting God’s own light and life into the world.
Through all of this, Moses learned to trust in God and His plan for his life. He learned that life is better when God is in control. In return, God showed Moses that He is a faithful God even when it doesn’t look like He is present. God is always there.
~This Week’s Prayer: Thank You, dear God, for providing life rules for us in the Ten Commandments. Amen
Two more online Learning Together lessons will follow in the next two weeks, and you are invited to a meet-in-person Sunday School to be held on October 17, 2023, at Resurrection Lutheran Church. There will be a tasty snack, a discussion of the story, and a fun craft project. Hope to see you then!
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