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Posted: September 10, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Moses Confronts Pharaoh

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God Patiently Saves Despite Unbelief

Key Verse:
He said: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;””
2 Samuel 22:2

(Open the bible and read to your child Exodus 7:1-13) The Israelites were slaves in Egypt and called out to God to be set free. God sent Moses back to Egypt in order to confront Pharaoh and tell him to let God’s people go. Pharaoh doesn’t listen and even makes them work harder. This discourages Moses, but God steps in. Not only is Aaron sent to help Moses, they are also given a staff. The staff turns into a snake, which is used to display God’s power. This encourages Moses. Although the Egyptians were able to turn staffs into snakes, Gods staff swallowed up the others, again showing Gods divine power. However, this did not soften Pharaohs heart, and he did not turn to God.

The Jesus Connection:
Read Romans 9:15–18.
Moses asked Pharaoh to allow God’s people to go into the desert to worship and hold a festival to God. Pharaoh refused. As we will see later, Pharaoh kept on refusing even after many miraculous signs and nine horrible plagues. The Bible says that this happened because God hardened Pharaoh’s heart and because Pharaoh hardened his own heart. Both are true. This is another way in which Moses presents a picture or a foreshadowing of Jesus. Moses was a prophet who brought the word of the Lord to Pharaoh. Jesus was the prophet who brought the word of God to all of us. In Jesus’ day, the Hebrew rulers
rejected him despite his miracles. So, just as Pharaoh hardened his heart against God’s words, many people, then and now, harden their hearts against the good news of Jesus.


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