Online Session 03 - Exodus




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Special Thanks to Pexel Narrator: Sammi Senty Actors include: Luke Leetch, Megan Leetch, Kimberly Leetch, Sammi Senty, Ricky Lidstone

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Check-In Storytimes!

Wandering the Wilderness (Exodus 16:1-18; 19:3-7)

Click here for a reading in the Bible.

Readers: Narrator, Moses, People 1, People 2

Narrator: The people of Israel had a pretty tough life. They were slaves in Egypt, and then their worlds got turned upside down when God decided to set them free. After a rocky escape, they were finally free! So… now what?

People 1: What will we eat?

Moses: I dunno.

People 2: Where will we live?

Moses: I dunno.

People 1: How will we govern ourselves?

Moses: I dunno.

People 2: Who will entertain us in song?

Moses: Beyonce.

People 2: Who?

Moses: No, wait… that will be my sister, Miriam. She has a great voice. Loves to sing. Would sing in the shower if we had showers.

People 1: How will we shower?

Moses: I dunno.

Narrator: Apparently, there were still a lot of bugs to be worked out. But, first things first.

Moses: What was that first one, again?

People 1: What will we eat?

Narrator: God instructed the people to be patient and to trust, and to sleep well, because in the morning they would eat as much as their tummies could handle. A still, soft, quiet blanketed the camp as the people slept. But that’s not the only thing that blanketed them that night. In the morning…

People 2: What is this?!

Narrator: There was a milky dew all over the camp when they awoke! When the dew lifted, there was manna covering the ground.

People 1: Mmmm… sweet and light; flaky, with a delicate aroma of honeydew.

Narrator: God told the people they would have manna every day except Sunday. They could only gather as much as they needed, and twice as much on Saturday to last the weekend.

People 1: So, twice as much as half the sum of the total?

God: Just take what you need and leave the rest.

Narrator: Some of the people tried to hoard the manna by storing up more than they needed. But it spoiled, and worms bred there.

People 2: Ewww!

Narrator: But manna alone would make for a pretty bland diet. So, God also sent quail.

People 1: Tastes like chicken.

People 2: It is chicken.

People 1: It isn’t. Quail is a small, short-tailed Old World game bird resembling a small partridge, from the family Phasianidae. [pronounced face-ee-ONNA-dye]

People 2: Whatever.

Narrator: It was no B-Dubs, but it would nourish them while they wandered the wilderness, gathering strength and knowledge. For one day they would enter Canaan, the promised land… the land of milk and honey.

People 1: No more quail?

Narrator: Not unless you want quail.

People 1: Naw, naw, I’m good.

[For the final shot:]

People 2: You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, quail-kabobs, quail creole, quail gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple quail, lemon quail, coconut quail, pepper quail, quail soup, quail stew, quail salad, quail and potatoes, quail burger, quail sandwich. That- that's about it.


* Kid Story: Tell of a time when trusting was hard. What happened? Did you end up trusting or not? Why?

Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17; 32:1-14; Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9)

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Readers: Narrator, Kid 1, Kid 2, Kid 3

Narrator: God knew that the Israelites did not know how to govern themselves. They had been slaves for 400 years. Someone else told them what to do, when to do it, how to do it. God knew they needed some guidance. So, God gave 10 commandments to help them shape their community. God’s first three commandments express how to be in relationship with God.

Kid 1: First commandment: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol.”

Kid 2: Second commandment: “You shall not curse the name of God.”

Kid 3: Third commandment: “Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.”

Narrator: God’s next five commandments express how to be in relationship with others.

Kid 3: Fourth commandment: “Honor your father and mother.”

Kid 1: Fifth commandment: “You shall not murder.”

Kid 2: Sixth commandment: “You shall not commit adultery.”

Kid 3: Seventh commandment: “You shall not steal.”

Kid 1: Eighth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

Narrator: God’s final two commandments express how to be in relationship with yourself.

Kid 1: Ninth commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s lifestyle.”

Kid 2: Tenth commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s stuff.”


Kid Story 1: How does it feel to wish you were someone else? How does that feeling shape how you show up in the world? What is awesome about being you?

Kid Story 2: What does it mean to be in a relationship with God? Tell of someone who is the closest to you. What do you like to do together? How do you spend quality time? How is being in a relationship with someone you love like being in a relationship with God? How do you spend quality time with God?

Kid Story 3: Share a time when someone did something to hurt you. How did their behavior effect you? Did you forgive them? Why or why not?


Check-In Questions and Mentor Meeting Options


Choose one of these activities for your next mentor meeting.

Activity #1: Movie

Watch the movie The Prince of Egypt. What was your favorite part of the story? What did God do throughout the movie? What did you learn about the story of the Exodus?

Activity #2: Government

Go to your local government office. Talk to the mayor or other elected official. Ask about their job. What do they do in their role? Why do they do what they do? How do they make a difference in your community?

Activity #3: Create Your Own

Discuss with your teacher what kinds of things you enjoy doing. Decide on an activity for you and your mentor.


Instagram/Phone Check-in: Wandering the Wilderness (See above for Check-In Storytimes!)

  • What did God send for the Israelites to eat?
  • What happened when the Israelites tried to save more manna than one day’s worth?
  • If you were wandering the wilderness and could eat only two things for the next 40 years, what two things would you choose?

Instagram/Phone Check-in: Ten Commandments (See above for Check-In Storytimes!)

  • What commandments are written for our relationship with God?
  • What commandments are written for our relationship with others?
  • What commandments are written for our relationship with ourselves?
  • Which commandment is hardest for you to follow? Which is easiest?

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