Baby Moses

To Remember: Sometimes we have to leave a problem totally up to God.
Pharaoh: an Egyptian King
Lesson - Exodus 2

: (older students) In order to save Moses, Jochebed had to let him go. She had to literally let him leave, with no control over what would happen to him. She could only send Miriam to watch and see what God would do. Sometimes we are in similar situations. There are many problems in life that are out of our control. We have to "let go and let God" work out the situation. It's easy to ask God to take care of something, but it can be very difficult to "let go." Discuss a time when you have or might have to "let go" of a situation for God to work on it. (e.g. we can not control other people. Nagging and complaining usually makes the situation worse. We have to "let go" of what we want the other person to do, and simply obey God's will for us. God will use our obedience to work on that person's conscience.)

Activity: God Can, We Can

Give each student two index cards. Have them write God on one an d Me on the other. Tell them to hold up the most appropriate card when you ask each of the following questions.
  • Who can respond to a bully with politeness?   Me
  • Who can make the bully a nicer person? God
  • Who can find a solution to every problem? God
  • Who can make a problem worse by trying to force others to do what I want?   Me
  • Who can be patient when a problem occurs? Me
  • Who has enough money to provide for my every need? God

Moses bingo and concentration game printable
True or False

  • Jochebed obeyed the Pharaoh.   F
  • God provided for Moses' safety. T
  • Miriam refused to help the Pharaoh's daughter. F
  • Pharaoh's daughter knew Moses was a Hebrew baby. T
  • Moses died. F
Memory Work:  (have students plan hand movements to go along with the verse)
Hebrew 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
Review Questions for gameboard

linguistic questions

  1. What is a Pharaoh? an Egyptian king

  2. What does the name Moses mean? draw out
  3. Unscramble this word:    skabet

activity questions

  1. Act out Pharaoh's daughter finding Moses.
  2. Draw a baby in a basket.
  3. Locate the Nile river on a map of Egypt.

 emotion questions

  1. What feelings led Jochebed to hide Moses for three months? love for Moses and faith in God.
  2. What feelings led Pharaoh's daughter to keep Moses? sympathy, affection
  3. How did Miriam feel when the Egyptians found Moses? probably scared at first, then glad they would protect him

 application questions

  1. When God's law conflicts with man's law, who do we obey? (e.g. Pharaoh's order to kill children vs. God's prohibition of murder). We obey God.
  2. How did God use the "enemy" to save Moses? only someone as powerful as the Pharaoh's daughter could keep Moses from being killed.
  3. How did God reward Jochebed for obeying and trusting in Him? He not only spared her child, but used him to free the Israelites 80 years later.

fact questions

  1. Who was Miriam? Moses' older sister
  2. How old was Moses when he was sent down the river? 3 months
  3. Who nursed Moses? Jochebed, his mother.

review questions

  1. Why did Jochebed hide Moses? no Hebrew baby boys were supposed to be allowed to live.
  2. Why did Jochebed send Moses away? she could not hide (protect) him any longer.
  3. Why did Miriam follow Moses? to see what would happen to him.