B10 Moses

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Lesson 1: Through the Red Sea

Readings: Exodus 13: 17-22; 14: 1-31

The Israelites lived in Egypt for a total of 430 years, to the very day. (Exodus 12: 40 & 41) Now Moses had led them out of Egypt, on the night of the Passover, but that was not the end of the story. In fact, it was the beginning of a new era in the life of the Israelites. But their troubles were not over! They had escaped from their slavery in Egypt, but their old taskmasters were not letting them go that easily!

Lesson 2: Up Mount Sinai

Readings: Exodus 19: 1-25; 20: 1-21

The Israelites’ first three months of freedom were certainly eventful. First of all, there was the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea and the death of the Egyptian army. After that, Moses and the Israelites sang a song of praise and thanksgiving to God before moving on. For three days they found no water and when they eventually came to Marah, the waters were bitter and they could not drink them. Again, God performed a miracle through Moses and made the waters sweet. God also provided them with food in the desert. Then the Amalekites came to fight the Israelites, but with God’s help the Israelites won.

Lesson 3: Out of the Fire

Readings: Exodus 32: 1-35

In Exodus 24, the Lord called Moses to come up to Him on the mountain so that He could give him the tablets of stone, with His laws written upon them. So Moses set out with Joshua his helper, leaving Aaron, Hur and the elders in charge of the people. When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. The Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. Moses stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. It seemed a long time to the people who were waiting below.

Lesson 4: In the Desert

Readings: Numbers 21: 1-9

The book of Numbers tells the story of the Israelites during almost forty years from the time they left Mount Sinai until they reached the eastern border of the land that God had promised to give them. It records how they were often afraid and discouraged when hardship came, and how they often rebelled against God and Moses. It highlights God’s faithful, persistent care for His people in spite of their weakness and disobedience. It also shows Moses’ devotion to God and to His people.