Aug 29 LAW

Lesson Title: The Ten Commandments
Scripture: Exodus 20: 1-17
Our theme is LAW
This week, we are looking at Moses, whom God used to bring forth the ten commandments.  You can review Exodus 2:1-10 (the story of baby Moses) and when God spoke to Moses through the burning bush (Exodus 3: 1-15).  After the plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea, when Moses led the Israelites to freedom, God gave Moses some wisdom to share with the people…

What’s happening in this story?

God is speaking the Ten Commandments.  Although this passage is familiar to most, it’s worth observing that God is speaking them and that the number of commandments is somewhat arbitrary.  God is speaking a set of core laws for the community that will help humanity in its relationship to God and one another.  

What does this story mean to kids? 

Some kids will have heard the Ten Commandments and learned how this text relates to our lives.  Other kids will hear the words ‘shall’ and ‘shall not’ used several times but not understand what this text has to do with us and our times.  Invite the class to consider, “If the law doesn’t make us right with God, what is our reason for obeying the law?  If it isn’t there to make God like us or love us, what is the law for?”  The answer is simple:  the law is for the good of our neighbors and ourselves.  It keeps us safe in community and protects us.  

Why this theme? 

It’s important to remember that the law is not a burden; it’s about helping us (both adults and kids) find freedom to live well with one another. 

Video Segments
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Preschool – K
Gr. 5-6


Taken directly from Whirl Sunday School Curriculum 2016

Whirl Classroom Sunday School Curriculum. Sparkhouse, 2016.