Key Passage: Exodus 6:7 “You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.”
Big Picture Question: Why did God save Moses? God saved Moses to rescue His people.
Christ Connection: God saved Moses for a special purpose: to rescue His people. The calling of Moses points to a greater calling and rescue—the call of Jesus to come to earth to save God’s people from their sin. Moses and Jesus both obeyed God’s commands in order to carry out His plan of salvation. Moses delivered God’s people from physical captivity; Jesus delivered God’s people from captivity to sin.
Today’s session of The Gospel Project for Kids was about Moses’ birth and calling. The story of Moses’ birth is one of the most spectacular stories in the Bible. Not only did God save Moses from the evil intentions of Pharaoh, He actually used the evil pharaoh to raise the child that would provide salvation for His people.
Moses’ early life was tumultuous at best. Little is known of his upbringing beyond what is recorded in the early verses of Exodus 1. We do know that Moses grew up in the Pharaoh’s household and most likely learned much about Egyptian life. Moses had to move away after killing an Egyptian, but years later he had an encounter with God that changed his life forever.
God saved Moses for a special purpose. Through Moses, God rescued His people. God called Moses out for service. He called His Son, Jesus, for a greater service: to provide salvation for all people.
Family Activity: Prepare a meal or donate clothes to a family celebrating a new baby or adoption. Look at pictures from when your kids first came home. Read Psalm 139:13-16. Talk about God’s good plan for your kids.