January 13

God Delivers His People
(The Red sea crossing)

Exodus 13-15

Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • The Egyptians chased the Israelites.

  • God led His people through the Red Sea on dry ground.

  • God rescued the Israelites from the Egyptians.

  • The Israelites sang a son to thank God for saving them.

Key Passage:
Hosea 13:4b

Christ Connection:
Moses led God’s people out of Egypt, and God gave them the way to freedom across the Red Sea. Moses was a great leader, but the Bible says Jesus is greater. God gives us freedom from sin through His Son, Jesus.

Big Picture Question:
Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things.

Story Point:
God led His people through the Red Sea on dry ground.

Big Ideas:

  • Moses brought God’s people out of Egypt.

  • God split the Red Sea so the Israelites could walk across.

  • No one is more powerful than God.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • How did God show the Israelites His power?

  • What would you be thinking about if you were walking through the Red Sea with water on either side?

  • How is Jesus a better leader than Moses?

Family Activities:

  • Fill a sink with water. Experiment with trying to hold back water with your hand. Discuss God’s power over creation.

  • Identify a nation where Christians are persecuted. Pray for the believers in that country and for the salvation of their oppressors.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • After God’s people left Egypt, Pharaoh changed his mind about freeing them.

  • The Israelites were trapped between Pharaoh and the Red Sea.

  • God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.

  • After the Israelites crossed, the waters closed on the Egyptians.

Key Passage:
Hosea 13:4

Story Point:
God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.

Big Picture Question:
Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things according to His character.

Christ Connection:
Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and God provided a way for them to escape through the Red Sea. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) People who trust in Jesus escape the penalty of sin and have eternal life.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why do you think God parted the Red Sea instead of leading the people around it?

  • What are other ways God has provided for us?

  • How should we respond to God’s saving us?

Family Activity:
Work together as a family to write praise songs to God. Talk to your kids about the ways He has provided for your family specifically. Thank Him by signing your songs.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Hosea 13:4

Story Point:
God parted the Red Sea for His people to cross.

Big Picture Question:
Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things according to His character.

Christ Connection:
Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and God provided a way for them to escape through the Red Sea. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) People who trust in Jesus escape the penalty of sin and have eternal life.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • How did God prove His power to the Egyptians?

  • How is Jesus greater than Moses?

  • Talk about a time your family had to trust God to take care of you.