The Slavery Of The Israelites
Exodus 1:1-14; 2:23, 24
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
You will need: apples, knife, a chalk or dry erase board to draw on.
You will need: Plastic grocery bags, canned goods or something
heavy (according to age), two cardboard boxes (Option: decorate
You will need: The “God’s Ear” template, scissors, pencil and
markers or crayons.
Cut an apple across the middle to show the children in the two
slices how many seeds are inside (there are usually 5 seeds in each
On a chalk or dry erase board draw an apple tree. Talk to the
children about how the fruit multiplies while drawing. Explain
that if only one apple grew on this tree, and the seeds from only
that apple grew into trees, how many trees would there be?
Draw five more apple trees under the first tree, spaced wide apart.
Then continue explaining, “Now, if only one apple grew on each of
these trees, and the seeds from those apples grew into trees, how
many trees would there be?”
Next explain how that so many trees and apples were produced
just from one apple from one tree. We will learn in our lesson
today how that the Lord greatly multiplied the people of Israel
while they were in Egypt. Go ahead and cut slices of the remaining
apples for a snack. God hears the prayers of His children.
In all of our lessons, we have seen the love of God for each one of
us and for everyone. We have seen how God is sovereign and has a
master plan for everything. We have seen types in the Old
Testament that represent Christ in the New Testament and we have
seen how God uses every circumstance in our lives to make us
more like Jesus.
Today we begin Exodus and we will learn that God’s people have
multiplied. There are many Israelites now. But God’s people are
being mistreated very badly so they cry out to God. We will learn
that God hears the prayers of His