March 24

The Promise of God’s Presence
(Moses’ Farewell)

Deuteronomy 31-34

Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • God’s people were about to enter the promised land.

  • Moses reminded the people of God’s promise.

  • God made Joshua the Israelites’ new leader.

Key Passage:
Proverbs 3:5

Christ Connection:
Moses was a good leader for God’s people. No one else was like Moses — until Jesus came. The Bible says Jesus is greater than Moses. He alone is our perfect leader. Jesus died and came back to life so that Moses and every believer can enter the promised land of God’s kingdom.

Big Picture Question:
What does it mean to sin? To sin is to go against God and His commandments.

Story Point:
Moses reminded the people of God’s promise.

Big Ideas:

  • Moses led God’s people to the promised land.

  • Moses reminded God’s people to love and obey God.

  • God promised to be with His people.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • How does knowing God is with us change how we act and think?

  • Why did Moses tell the priests to read the law to the people every seven years? Why is it important fo us to read God’s Word?

  • How is Jesus better than Moses?

Family Activities:

  • Hike to the top of a mountain or a tall hill as a family. Look at the view. Talk about what it would have been like for Moses to see the promised land form the mountain.

  • Read the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5 together as a family.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • Moses had lead God’s people for more than 40 years, but he could not enter the promised land.

  • Moses told the people goodbye and gave a special message.

  • Moses reminded the people to keep God’s covenant.

  • God selected Joshua to lead the people after Moses.

Key Passage:
Proverbs 3:5-6

Story Point:
Moses reminded the people to keep God’s covenant.

Big Picture Question:
What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.

Christ Connection:
Moses was a good leader for God’s people. No other prophet in Israel was like Moses — until Jesus came. The Bible says Jesus deserves more glory than Moses. Jesus is our perfect leader. He died and was raised so that Moses and every believer in all of time can enter the promised land of God’s kingdom.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why didn’t Moses get to enter the promised land? (See Num. 20:7-12)

  • What two things did God tell Joshua to be?

  • Where does our strength and courage come from?

Family Activity:

Set aside time a few nights this week to pray with your family. Focus specifically on praying for leaders of your community, church, or country.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
Proverbs 3:5-6

Story Point:
Moses reminded the people to keep God’s covenant.

Big Picture Question:
What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.

Christ Connection:
Moses was a good leader for God’s people. No other prophet in Israel was like Moses — until Jesus came. The Bible says Jesus deserves more glory than Moses. Jesus is our perfect leader. He died and was raised so that Moses and every believer in all of time can enter the promised land of God’s kingdom.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why didn’t Moses get to enter the promised land? (Numbers 20:12)

  • What two things did God tell Joshua to be?

  • Where does our strength and courage come from?