Sunday School Lesson 214 Moses Strikes a rock to get water

Lesson: 214
Lesson Name: The Water and the Rock.

Summary: The children of Israel were thirsty and complain to Moses.  He hears their murmering and with God's instructions, strikes the rock. Water provides for the people through Moses' miracle.

Theme: Sinner's Need and Helplessness

Reading: Exodus 17:1-7; Numbers 20:2-13

Memory Verse: John 7:37
Memory Verse Text: If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.

Lesson Summary:

Point 1: The Israelites murmured to Moses again, this time because there was no water (Exodus 17:1), so Moses interceded for them before the Lord.  Even though they were where the Lord wanted them, they couldn't see anything good about their circumstances,  their leaders, or their God.
Point 2: God told Moses to "smite the rock" with his rod (Exodus 17:6).  Moses obeyed and there was an abundant supply of water for all.  This is a picture of God smiting the Saviour (the Rock of our salvation) on the Cross and of what has flowed forth from that smiting to meet the sinner's need.
Point 3: Just after Miriam had died, the children of Israel had no water and began murmuring again.  They apparently had forgotten all about what God had done previously.  Even though the Tabernacle had been built, the Israelites didn't seem to have a greater sense of the reality of God with them.  When Moses and Aaron went before the Lord, Moses was directed to "Take the rod... and SPEAK ye unto the rock" (Exodus 20:8).  Disobediently and angrily, Moses smote the rock twice; nevertheless, God provided water for all.
Point 4: As a result of his actions, God told Moses that he would not be able to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.  Application: How tremendously important it is to listen to and obey what the Lord says.

Notes: Other uses of the rod: Rod became a serpent, Swallowed the magician's rods (that had also turned into serpents), Used to turn the waters into blood (First plague), Used to divide the Red Sea.  God used Moses' rod to cause all these events: The rod did not have power, GOD did.

Activities

Sunday School Lesson Activity 214 Moses Strikes a Rock to Get Water - Mini BookSunday School Lesson Activity 214 Moses Strikes a Rock to Get Water - Mini Book

 
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8 page mini book to tell the story of Moses and the water from the rock.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 204 - Moses Mission to Lead Israel out of Egypt Power Point MapsSunday School Lesson Activity 204 - Moses Mission to Lead Israel out of Egypt Power Point Maps

 
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A full-color map for Power Point for teaching the journed of the nation of Israel from Egypt to Canaan, the Promised Land.
 

Sunday School Lesson Activity 204 Moses Mission to Lead Israel out of EgyptSunday School Lesson Activity 204 Moses Mission to Lead Israel out of Egypt

 
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This full-color, printable map with 3D objects will help your Sunday school or youth group class see the Exodus pathway from Egypt, through the desert, Mt. Sinai, the wanderings and finally, the victorious crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land.  Use this map as a single lesson or combine it with an entire unit of teaching. 

 

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Alternative maps for Sunday School Lesson Activity 204 Moses Mission to Lead Israel out of Egypt.  These maps are in both English and Spanish.  They also are designed to use less printer ink since they have a white background.