God parts the Red Sea (Exodus 13:1-14:31)
There is no obstacle big enough to hinder the advance of God's plan of salvation
Sunday morning our kiddos were challenged to:
1. Remember the Passover
2. Be ready to go
3. Trust in the Lord
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
"And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the people of Israel while the people of Israel were going out defiantly. The Egyptians pursued them all, all Pharoah's horses and chariots and horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea..." (Exodus 14:8-9)
"For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." (Romans 9:17)
In these passages, we learn something more about God’s purposes. Paul tells us in
Romans that it was God who put Pharaoh on the throne of Egypt. He also tells us why.
He did it to show his power through the life of Pharaoh, so that God’s name would be
proclaimed in all the earth.
The story of the parting of the Red Sea has been told millions of times, but often the
most important part of the story is not mentioned. Because the Israelites escaped from
Pharaoh’s army, one day a child named Jesus was born in Bethlehem to the nation of
Israel. To this day, God’s name is proclaimed through the life of Pharaoh and the story
of how God parted the Red Sea.
In the home
We are on week 32 which starts on page 210 in the Long Story Short devotional. Days 3 and 4 stick out most to me because it connects this story of redemption to its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. Here are some questions I'd encourage you to cover with you family
- Pharaoh thought he was in control, but who was really in control of everything?
- What does God's control over Pharaoh's heart tell us about God?
- What is the message God wanted to be proclaimed in all the earth?
- How can our faith in God's plan be made stronger by reading how He saved Israel?
- Can you think of an area of your life where you could use God's help to get you through?
Pray about it! Thank God for saving Israel, and thank God for saving us through Jesus.
We will recite Exodus 20:1-3 in our Gathering THIS Sunday, Feb. 4th!
Yes, it is the Super Bowl, but it is also game day for our kiddos! Check out the highlighted portion below to see what verses we will recite in our Gathering.
The Prince of Egypt on Netflix! Check out the clip below of the parting of the Red Sea!
Red Sea - Scene from The Prince of Egypt
This clip still gets me all these years later. So much power and wonder God displayed to rescue His people. Praying for you as you invite you family into the greatness and awesomeness of Jesus who "delivers us from the domain of darkness and transfers us into His kingdom, in whom we have redmption and the forgiveness of sins." (Col. 1:13-14)