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Moses and the 10 Commandments Our Savior Hawaii Lent 3 Sunday School

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Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, is the third 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 meet Moses!

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Scripture

Today in our story Moses receives the 10 Commandments. These rules show us how to live. They also show us how we need Jesus, because we can't keep them perfectly.

Genesis 20:1-17

The first three commandments tell us to love God. Four-ten show us how to love one another.

And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me."

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Talk

We give thanks for Jesus who kept the commandments for us and lived a perfect life. When we break God's rules, we call that sin. During Lent, we think about our sin and our need for a Savior. Romans 6:23 reminds us that the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life. The good new is Jesus took our sin and punishment on the cross. We are forgiven!

What rules do you have to follow at home or school? How do they connect to the 10 Commandments? Why are rules helpful? How do the 10 Commandments help us?
Engage

STORY TELLING Tell the members of your household a story with one of the commandments kept or broken. See if they can guess which commandment your story is about.

examples: John went to the store, grabbed a candy bar, and left with out paying for it (7th Commandment). Callie listened to her teacher and cleaned off her desk like she was asked (4th Commandment).

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Pray + Bless

Pray: Thank you, God, for the 10 Commandments and showing us how to live. Help us to live together in love and peace. Forgive us for our sins. Amen."

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "Jesus loves and forgives you."

Bonus Material

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

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Created with images by falco - "church window 10 commandments moses" • Schueler-Design - "mosaic texture coloured stone"