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Moses' Last Days

To Remember: Moses is an example for us. Our sins have consequences.
 
Lesson
     
  • The last of the old generation passed away and it was time to enter the promised land.
  • God told Moses his time had come. Moses asked for God to appoint a new leader. God chose Joshua.
  • Moses addressed the nation, warning them to fear God, obey His word and teach the children of His great works.
  • If they obeyed they would be blessed; if they disobeyed, they would be cursed.
Discussion Point: Moses was a great example to us

Moses was called in the Bible the
  • law-giver: he provided God's law
  • mediator: go between for Israel and God
  • prophet: he told Israel what would happen in the future
  • meekest man on earth: he let God's will guide his path through extraordinary times
  • convicted: refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter
  • not prideful: willing to admit when he was scared or confused
  • full of faith: he always trusted to do what He promised
  • forgiving: he pleaded on behalf of those who rebelled against him and God
  • humble: he found no shame in serving God or others
  • obedient: he followed God's wishes to the letter
  • patient: he endured the grumbling of the people for over 40 years
Discussion Point: Moses' sin had consequences in his life, even though he and God were reconciled. Some of our sins will have consequences even after we are forgiven. Discuss some sins (or results of sins) that can't be taken back: murder, lying or theft (trust is destroyed), abuse (fear can be permanent), [for older children - fornication], gossip (perceptions are altered), etc.
 
How can we be like Moses?
Use as question and answer or mix and match
When we are told of the law......obey
When God makes promises to us.........believe
When people accuse us of things we didn't do..............forgive
When we make a commitment...............stick to it
When the people around us are irritating..............be patient
When we are asked to do something embarrassing.........do it
When we can help two others make peace...........mediate
 
Activity:
Construct a timeline of events in Moses' life. Print out the pictures. For younger children, cut apart like puzzle pieces to help them assemble them in line.
 
Memory Work:
Deuteronomy 4:39 "So acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other."

Deuteronomy 4:40a "Keep his statutes and his commandments for your own well-being and that of your descendants after you"
True or False
  1. Moses was a good example.             T
  2. Moses was perfect.             F
  3. Sometimes our sin now has consequences later.          T
  4. Joshua was chosen by Moses.                F
  5. Moses cared very much about his people.             T
Review Questions for gameboard

 linguistic questions
  1. What is a mediator?
  2. What books did Moses write?
  3. Recite the memory verse.
  4. What does it mean to "acknowledge God"
  activity questions
  1. Hold your hand up for the next round, like Moses did when they battled the Amalekites.
  2. Assemble a small puzzle.
  3. Put five books of the OT in order.
  4. Act out Moses giving the leadership to Joshua.
  emotion questions
  1. What did God like about Moses?
  2. How did Moses feel about the Israelites?
  3. How did the Israelites feel about Moses?
  4. How do you think Joshua felt when he was chosen to succeed Moses?
application questions
  1. Name 2 ways we should be like Moses.
  2. Name a couple of sins that have permanent consequences?
  3. Name one thing the Israelites did that we will try not to do.
  4. If God helped the Israelites, will he help us?
fact questions
  1. Moses was how old when he died?
  2. Where is Moses buried?
  3. Name 2 roles Moses filled in his life.
  4. Name Moses' brother and sister.
review questions
  1. Name 2 miracles God performed for the Israelites.
  2. Name 2 sins the Israelites committed against God.
  3. Name 2 sinners who God punished.
  4. Name the 2 men of the first generation that entered Canaan.
 

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