Monday, February 13, 2017

Power Tools

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Exodus 4:1-17

TO CHEW ON: "He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if it were your mouth and as if you were God to him. But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it." Exodus 4:16,17

Suppose you have these jobs. Which tool(s) would you pick to do each one?
Tools collage

1. empty water from a boat

2. plant a garden

3. cut grass

4. write a story

5. take a picture

6. cook dinner

7. paint a house

8. rake leaves

Obviously we need different tools for different jobs.

When God gave Moses the job of bringing the Israelites out of Egypt, He gave him tools for that job. These tools may have seemed surprising to Moses.

One tool was his staff. (or shepherd’s rod). What things did God tell Moses to do with this?
1] ______ (Exodus 4:3,4).

Another tool was Moses’ hand. What happened with it? 2] ____ (Exodus 4:6,7)

A third tool was water from the Nile River. What would happen when Moses poured it on the ground? 3] ____ (Exodus 4:9).

When Moses complained to God that he wasn’t good at speaking, God gave him one final tool. What (who) was it? 4] _____ (Exodus 4:14-17)

Though the tools God gave Moses were ordinary things, they became power tools when God energized them.

PRAYER: Dear God, thank You for giving us the tools we need to do the jobs You give us. Amen.

MORE: Our tools

God has a job for us too. We are to tell people about Jesus. We must tell everyone that He loves them, that He died to take the punishment for their sins, and that each person who trusts in Him is forgiven and becomes a child of God. God gives us power tools to do that job too.

What are these tools? Check the Bible references to find out.

1. Acts 1:8 __________________
2. Hebrews 4:12 ______________
3. Ephesians 6:1-4 ____________
4. Hebrews 10:24,25 __________


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MK @ Teach Sunday School said...

What a creative and exciting Bible lesson! I have been having a really tough time coming up with fresh ideas for my kids—and I don’t want them getting bored. So I’m very excited to have come across this blog post. I really think my children’s ministry students will enjoy these activities and learning about this lesson.

violet said...

Thank you Mary! It's so good to know that you are finding these useful. Bless you as you share them with children and ministry students. He gets all the glory! - Violet