Term 1 – Week 10

Big Idea – God still had a plan to keep his promises through Moses.

Exodus 1:1-2:10

Lesson Background

This unit of work is an overview of the Old Testament from creation in Genesis 1 up to God’s promise to King David in 2 Samuel 7.  The theme for the unit: God always keeps His Promises.

When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:10

The story so far… Exodus picks up where Genesis left off. Within God’s good created world, now ruined by sin, God is keeping his promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to make them into a great nation, in a promised land, enjoying God’s blessing. God had a plan to keep his promise through Joseph and used him to rescue not only Jacobs family but also the whole country from death by famine. Israel and his sons are living in Egypt after Joseph saved them from a famine. 

In Exodus 1, Joseph and his brothers die, and although God’s people are increasing in number, they are not in the promised land, nor are they enjoying God’s blessing. In fact, a new King of Egypt (Pharaoh) feels increasingly threatened by them, so he decides to make them slaves doing lots of hard work, and then he decides to kill all the baby boys!   In Exodus 2:1-10, we see God’s providence (his loving care according to his good plan to fulfil his promises) at work to save Moses from being killed as a baby… by making him a prince of Egypt! God rescued Moses, because he was God’s chosen man to lead the people out of slavery to the Promised Land.


The children will understand that God is a God who always keeps his promises; he is always in control and will work things out according to his plan. We can always trust him. We know this to be true because of Jesus.  



Hello Song (Emu music)

Very, Very, Very Big God (EMU Music – Very, Very, Very Big God) 

Memory Verse

God said to Abraham: “I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. 
I will make your name great. You will be a blessing to others. 
All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.” 

Genesis 12:1-2, 3b

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