Preschoolers will hear about Moses’ Big Adventure with God in this four-week video series. They will learn that God was always with Moses and is always with them, too.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Watch the video from Week 4: The Red Sea Splits Open, Exodus 13:17-22, 14
ASK YOUR KID
How did the Hebrews get through the Red Sea? God split it open.
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Exodus 13:17-14:31
God led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the wilderness by the longest way possible. Why did he take them that way? The shortest route was occupied by the mighty and intimidating Philistines, and God must have known his people were too worn out, physically exhausted, and mentally drained from centuries of slavery to handle that kind of opposition. It appears from the story that God’s heart was intent on protecting their broken spirits and tired bodies.
God was also intent on giving them constant reminders of his presence with them. He led the Israelites with a pillar of fire at night and a pillar of cloud in the day. The Israelites may not have been sure of where they were going, but they did know who was leading them.
Then God led the Israelites straight into the Red Sea. Had they gone the shorter route, they would’ve missed God’s incredible miracle there. And the miracle went a long way to build the Israelites faith. Exodus 14:31 tells us that, “when the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and his servant Moses.”
God wanted his people to lean their lives against him, to have faith in him, and see that he was worthy of their trust. He wants the same from us today. When we end up taking the longest way possible or running right into a giant obstacle in our path, we wonder why. But this story shows us that even then we can be confident that God’s leading is based on his love for us and his all-knowing ways. Maybe he is protecting our broken spirits or tired souls. Maybe he is preparing to show us something powerful so that we will trust the heart of a God who loves us. God always protects us, always knows what’s best for us, and never, ever leaves us.
Maybe you are on the “this doesn’t make sense, why is this happening?” road right now. How does this story encourage you to trust God in the midst of what is happening?
Exodus 14:13-14 says, “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Memorize this verse this week. What does it mean to you that God is fighting for you?
“God is with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9.
THE BIG PICTURE
Our preschool curriculum written for 3-5 year olds. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is a powerful, loving, and trustworthy friend who cares about us. They learn that God sent Jesus to save the world. In a large group format, preschoolers sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids play a Big Group Game, then transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope preschoolers learn through fun, and begin to understand who God is and how much he loves them.