Sunday School Lesson 217 The Golden Calf at Sinai

Lesson: 217
Lesson Name: The Golden Calf
Theme: The Law's Lack of Power to Control Us

Reading: Exodus 31:18; 32:1-35

Memory Verse: James 2:10
Memory Verse Text: Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 

Talking Points:

Point 1: While still at Mount Sinai just after having promised to keep all that God would say, the Israelites broke the first three commandments of God's Law before they even received it.  This revealed the incurable character and depravity of man's heart; man keeps returning back to idolatry even after they learn this great lesson.
Point 2: Aaron, who was to be a priest to the Lord, led the people to make the calf.  The people further distorted the idea of the calf and became engaged in immorality.  Despite Aaron's failure, the Lord forgave him and still chose to use him later on.
Point 3: The Israelites used a lot of their wages from the Egyptians to make the calf.  Earrings, which were used to make the calf, were/are often connected with idolatry (Exodus 32:2).  The people who used their jewelry to make the golden calf lost the potential/opportunity to use it later for the service of God.
Point 4: Moses broke the tablets of stone when he saw what had happened after coming down from the mount in an attempt to try and prevent the Lord's full judgement from falling upon them.  He later questioned the people, "Who is on the Lord's side?" (Exodus 32:26).  The sons of Levi, who responded and came to Moses, were instructed to go out and kill the others; obediently, they killed 3,000 persons (Exodus 32:28).

Notes: The Israelite's sin had three parts: 1) They worshipped the calf, 2) They made a graven image or idol, and 3) While worshipping the calf, they called it a "feast unto the Lord."

Activities

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Use this chain link to demonstrate that the law commandments are one unit.  "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all" James 2:10

 

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