We're so excited
to have as our special guest today, Moses, from Midian, born in
Egypt, hidden in the reeds of the Nile River until Pharaoh's
daughter, the princess found and adopted him. Let's
welcome Moses! Hello, Moses! I'm so glad you could be our
How are you?
Well, I'm dead,
but I'm good. You know, I was 120 years old when I died.
A Class Act of
the 'Life of Moses'
North Leach Church of Christ
March 8th, 2009
|I heard that even though you
were adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, you were able to live
with your mom and dad for your first two years.
Yes, that is true. It was
because of my sister, Miriam. She hid close by where I
was hidden and when the Princess found me, Miriam came up to
her and offered to find a nurse maid for me. The
Princess agreed, not knowing Miriam intended it to be my
mother. My sister was very clever!
|So, you were raised in
Pharaoh's house, getting the best education and fabulous
clothes. Tell us then, why did you run away?
I always knew I was an
Israelite because my mother taught me. When I was 40,
I killed an Egyptian while trying to protect a fellow
this is just a tumble weed sprayed
green with about 12 crimson flames fastened to it made out of red
I put the golf ball
(that we told the kids represented Moses)
in the bottom of a quart jar and as we poured rice into the jar, we
talked about how Moses was dumped on by Pharaoh as he ridiculed Moses'
God and by the Israelites as they moaned and groaned. Then we
shook the quart jar while I talked about Moses' prayers for the people
and his continual begging to God for their survival. The golf ball
makes it way to the top of the jar. I took the golf ball out and
showed the kids that Moses 'rose above' all those bad things. We
can too, with much prayer and Bible reading.
|We have a special treat for
Moses today. We have re-created 'the burning bush'.
Could you step over there by 'the burning bush' and tell us the
story of when God called you to lead his people out of Egypt and
I would be glad
to! I was 80 years old when God spoke to me through 'the
burning bush'. God told me that he had chosen me to lead
His People out of Egypt and slavery and into a land that He
promised would be ours
Did you ever ask yourself, "Why
Of course I did. I even
argued with God and tried to get out of it. I asked God
"Who am I to go before Pharaoh?"
We had set up a microphone in
the back room and we had the speakers hidden behind the burning
bush so somebody could be God's voice yet we couldn't see him.
We all sang 'Holy Ground' out of the hymnals during this
God's voice: I will be with
But God, I don't even know
God's voice: Tell Pharaoh
that I AM sent you.
I then asked what if they
don't believe me?
God's voice: I will give
you signs to show to Pharaoh. Take your staff and throw it
down on the ground and it will become a serpeant. Next,
put your hand inside your cloak and pull it out, it will be
rotten, put it back into your cloak and pull it out and you will
be clean again. Finally, if they do not believe the first
two signs then take some water from the Nile River and pour it
on the ground. It will be come blood.
Well, as you know from the
book, I went and God went with me. We are all called to do
service for God. We just have to figure out what that
service is. If we listen to God through His word, the
Bible and prayer, He will help us to discover where our service
||So, you went to
Pharaoh and demanded that he let the People go and
he did. That's great! Good for you!
It wasn't as easy as you
make it sound. God had to curse Egypt with 10 terrible
curses first before Pharaoh would let the People go.
These 10 plagues stood for the false gods that the Egyptians
worshiped and showed that they really had no power.
Through these plagues God virtually destroyed Egypt.
Which each 'curse' that we served, we
told about the
Egyptian god that the one true God was proving unreal.
|1. River to Blood - we put the
dry Kool-Aid in the bottom of the cup and gave it to each child
- then we poured water in the cup so it would turn to the red
color before their eyes.
Frogs - we served up chicken strips but called them frog legs.
3. Lice - dirty rice
4. Flies - oatmeal cookies with
raisins on top
5. Dead Livestock - cocktail
wieners with toothpicks to make them look like a cow
6. Boils - Nettie made little
pastries with cherry filling in the middle.
7. Hail - we poured marshmallows from high above their plates.
8. Locusts - Nutter Butter cookies with fruit roll-ups for wings and
small candies for eyes.
9. Darkness - brownies
10. Death of
the Firstborn - Deviled Eggs
Madison has the best seat in
|We built Mt.
Sinai using the frame of our 12 foot wooden ladder. We
used a skit from Steven James' "Old Testament 30 Quick Skits for
We watched one scene from
the movie, "Ten Commandments".
||Wade and Cameron
climbing out of the puppet box. They did great!
fastened some rocks on a board and cut a hole in one rock
where a water hose was behind it attached to the sink.
When Moses struck the rock, it sprayed water. Some of
the kids had to take a closer look.
I hate to ask you Moses,
because I know that this must be painful, but why didn't you
get to go into the Promised Land?
I myself didn't honor God
as I should have. The People were complaining about
not having any water and God instructed me to speak to this
rock and it would produce water. But I was angry at
the People and I struck the rock with my staff and said,
"Must we produce water for you?" I placed myself equal
with God and then didn't do as he told me. So not
going into the Promised Land was my punishment. God
did take me to a high place where I could see the Promised