The Israelites Crossed the Red Sea

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: Is anything too hard for God to do? Nothing is impossible for God.

Christ Connection: God created a way for the Israelites to escape the Egyptians. In the same way, God created the way for people to escape the penalty of sin—His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to get to God.

Dear Parents,

After being slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years, the Israelite people were finally free. It sure didn’t take them long after they left Egypt to start complaining about their circumstances! Think of a time you have faced difficult circumstances and you didn’t respond the way you should have. What could you have done differently?

Trapped between a great expanse of water and an approaching army, Moses again—by God’s help—led the Israelite people to victory. God used Moses to part the waters, allowing His people to walk through on dry ground. Imagine the scene. Pretend with your kids that you are standing on the banks of the sea when it begins to split apart. Talk about what you would be feeling. How would the air smell? How would the ground feel?

God created a way for the Israelite people to escape the harsh treatment of the Egyptian taskmasters. Just as God provided a way of salvation for His people from Egypt, He does the same for His people today. God provided physical salvation for the Israelites, but today, He offers spiritual salvation through the person of Jesus Christ.

Family Activity: Talk about a time your family had to trust God to take care of you. Choose a family in your community to invite to dinner. Pray for God to use your family to share the gospel.

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