Hello again! This Learning Together lesson is the second of three this month about Moses and the Ten Commandments. “Ten Ways to Be Perfect” is our current story found on pages 100-107 of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
Children: To review, please listen once more to the story bring orally read to you, and this time, follow along in your own book.
In our first lesson, you were asked to think about rules, whether rules are good or bad, and why we all need rules to follow. Maybe you have figured out that parents and other important adults in your lives care for you a great deal and want to keep you safe from harm. Rules help us to keep order, at home or at school or out in public.
Why do you think God gave us these rules? Is it because God is mean and He doesn't want us to have fun, so He makes a lot of rules for people to follow? No! God likes us to have fun.
Is it because God is bored and He doesn't have anything better to do than to make up rules? No! God has lots to do. God never gets bored.
So, why did God give us all these rules?
Just like your parents, God made rules to protect you, and everyone else. God's rules help us all to live in a way that will make us happy and won't get us into trouble with negative consequences. God made us, and He loves us. He gives us rules to help us stay safe and at peace with all. His rules bring good results for anyone who follows them. They show love and respect for God and one another. God gave His people these rules as reminders of what was good and right.
Do you have any questions or comments about this story? Please use this blog to ask anything of Pastor Steve. Feel free to respond to other people’s opinions, also.
Adults: The Biblical reference for this story is Exodus 16-17, 19-40.
The location of Moses’ tomb is unknown. God buried him in a place which is hidden from everybody. The tombs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are marked, but Moses’ tomb is still unknown. He died in Midian at the age of 120. The Bible tells us he was healthy and unimpaired when he died.
Before Moses died, he reminded the people of all the Lord had done for them. The whole book of Deuteronomy is a record of what was said. Moses read the Ten Commandments to them again. He then went up into the mountain, looked into the Promised Land, and then died as God said.
Today, we have someone who is greater than Moses: Jesus Christ who is still leading people out of sin. His shed blood still allows God’s fierce wrath to “pass over” those who have repented and put their trust in Him.
~This Week’s Prayer: Dear God, thank you for teaching us the way to live. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Next week’s Learning Together lesson will be this month’s third and final lesson about the Ten Commandments. A reminder: Sunday School will be held on the fourth Sunday of every month, in this case October 22, at 11 am after the church service. We will talk about this story and do a fun craft. Any age is invited to attend.
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