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Look! Our Savior Hawaii Lent 4 Sunday School

Welcome

Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, is the fourth Sunday in Lent. Throughout Lent, we're journeying through the Bible and exploring stories of God's promises and presence in our lives. Let's continue to hear Moses' story and remember to look to Jesus!

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  • How did you see God at work in the last week? What is your God sighting?
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Scripture

We’re nearing the end of Lent. Remember, Lent is a season of preparation, and today’s story has a lot to do with how we should look to God, especially in hard times. When there is danger or trouble, we look to God for the best way to live. In the season of Lent, we see God’s people turn to God after they make mistakes, and God guides them.

Numbers 21:4-9

Then they set out from Mount Hor by way of the Red Sea to bypass the land of Edom, but the people became impatient because of the journey. The people spoke against God and Moses: “Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!” Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.

The people then came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that he will take the snakes away from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake image and mount it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will recover.” So Moses made a bronze snake and mounted it on a pole. Whenever someone was bitten, and he looked at the bronze snake, he recovered.

Talk

God is always with us. Sometimes we have a hard time remembering that God is with us, but today’s story reminds us to look for God even when it may seem hard.

Where did the Israelites look for help? Where can we look for help? Name some ways you can look to God when you have something you want to complain about.
Engage

LOOK TO THE CROSS With the help of a parent or other adult, look up different types of crosses and Christian symbols and what they mean. Pick one you like and create it some way (draw, paint, sculpt, etc.) Hang or put it somewhere to remind you to look to Jesus.

LOOK TO THE LIGHT OF CHRIST Light a candle before you begin your prayer and blessing time.

Pray + Bless

Pray: Dear God, help us remember to look to you when we feel like complaining about the things that get us down. Keep our eyes on your light and saving love. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "Look to Jesus, the light."

Bonus Material

Portions of the lesson from the Sparkhouse Publishing's Whirl and Spark Lectionary curriculums.

Credits:

Created with images by sspiehs3 - "god religion cross" • Schueler-Design - "mosaic texture coloured stone"