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Moses and the Burning Bush - Learning Obedience

Hi, kids! Do you still remember who is Baby Moses? He was the baby put in a basket whom God saved. Moses grew up to be a prince of Egypt, but he knew that he is a Hebrew.

One day, Moses saw an Egyptian beating up a Hebrew, one of his brethren. He got so mad that he killed the Egyptian and then hid him in the sand. But Moses was afraid when he found out that his fellow Hebrew saw what he did. So he fled from Egypt to a land called Midian. There he became a shepherd and had his own family.

One day, Moses was tending to his flock. As he was passing by Mount Sinai, he saw a bush that was on fire. But to his surprise, the bush did not burn out! So he went nearer to the burning bush to see why.

As Moses came near, he heard a voice calling to him: “Moses, Moses.” Who might be speaking? Can you guess?

“Here I am,” Moses answered.

The voice said “Don’t come nearer. Take off your sandals because this is holy ground. I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

When Moses knew that it was God speaking, Moses hid his face because of fear.

Then God said to Moses: “I have seen the hardships of my people in Egypt. So I will send you back to Egypt to tell the Pharaoh to let my people free.”

But Moses did not want to go back because he thinks that no one will believe him that God sent him.  So God told Moses to throw his staff on the ground and it turned into a snake. When he grabbed the snake by its tail, it turned back into a staff!

Then God told Moses to put his hand inside his robe. When Moses took his hand out, it became sick with leprosy. But God healed him when he was told to do it again.

God told Moses to show these miracles to the Pharaoh, then they will believe.

Still, Moses made the excuse that he cannot speak well. But God remembered his brother Aaron who is good at speaking. God told Moses that Aaron will speak for him.

So Moses together with his wife and sons went back to Egypt.

Do you think Pharaoh would believe Moses and let God's people free? Let’s find out next time!

Read the story on  Exodus 3:1 - 4:20


So, let’s try to remember what happened in the story.

1. What kind of person is Moses when he was still in Egypt?
2. What did Moses do that made him flee from Egypt?
3. Where did he go? What work did he do?
4. What did Moses see on Mount Sinai? What's so special about the bush?
5. Who talked to Moses? Where did the voice come from?
6. What did God want Moses to do for Him?
7. Did Moses want to go back to Egypt? Why?
8. What are the signs that God is with Moses?
9. Who is Aaron and what will he do?

MEMORY VERSE: Exodus 3:14

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you."


1. Coloring page - You can download the coloring page above from this page.

2. A Craft of the burning bush - You can download and print a picture of this burning bush. But instead of just using crayons to color the image, you can help the kids cut out orange and green colored paper and glue them on the burning bush. You can also use the picture above with Moses.

See samples of how it would look like.

3. Drama - Ask two children to act out story. No need to use any script, just let the children act spontaneously. But you can also prepare a simple script if you like. For little children, you can simply narrate the story and let the children act it out.

4. Activity sheets - You can check out this Pinterest board for other activity sheets about Moses and the Burning Bush like word search and crossword puzzle.

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