Week of June 7, 2009
God Gave Rules to the People
When the people of Israel left Egypt, God
led them to camp at the bottom of a mountain.
Moses went up the mountain. God said to him, “Moses, remind the people how
I have helped them. Tell them I want them to obey Me. I am coming in a cloud to
speak to you. The people will see and hear. Tell them to get ready—to wash all of
their clothes and to set up boundaries around the mountain. Tell them to look for a
thick cloud and to listen for the sound of a trumpet.”
Moses went down the mountain and told the people what God had said. They
replied, “We will do what God tells us to do.” They did everything God had told them.
After three days, the people saw a thick cloud. They heard the sound of a trumpet.
Moses went up the mountain to talk to God again. God wanted the people to
know what they should do and how they could obey Him. God told Moses and the
people to obey these ten special rules, or commandments.
• Do not worship anyone but God. God is the only God.
• Do not worship anything you have made.
• Always say God’s name in a respectful way.
• Work on six days. On the seventh day, rest and worship God.
• Honor and respect your mother and father.
• Do not kill anyone.
• Husbands and wives should keep their wedding promises to
• Do not take something that belongs to someone else.
• Do not tell lies about other people. Always tell the truth.
• Do not wish for things that belong to other people.
Mt. Sinai Mount Sinai is in the Sinai
Desert. It is also called Mount Horeb and the
“mountain of God.” The land in the area is rough
and rocky. Other tall mountains surround it.
If you travel there today, you will find a path to
the top which is a little more than 4 miles long. It
can take 3 to 7 hours to make the difficult climb.
Moses was probably 80 years old when he went up
and down the mountain several times. The view
from the top is
rules God gave to live by
an instrument made from the horn of a
What to Do? Read the story and circle the picture that shows someone doing what God says.
Ethan is visiting
Sunday School. He
is playing alone
with the blocks.
James wants to
build with the
blocks, but there
blocks for both
boys to build.
Gigi is riding her
bike. Her mom
calls her to come
inside for lunch,
but Gigi wants to
keep riding. How
can she choose to
honor and respect
This week’s Bible VERSE
We will do what God says. (Exodus 19:8)
To Do at
How Can I? Make time to sit alone with your child this week. This would be a great opportunity to read
the Bible story and recall together what God says. Help your child find the book of Exodus in a Bible. This
is where we read about Moses. Now let him find chapter 19 and verse 8. Explain that the people’s words
mean We will do what God says. Help him think of ways he can do what God says. Talk together about
things such as (1) loving God; (2) obeying your parents; (3) being kind to friends; (4) taking turns and
learning to share; and (5) telling the truth. Let him decide on a way he can do what God says this week.
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