This session of The Gospel Project for Kids dealt with the final plague God brought upon the Egyptians. This story has a clear message regarding the importance of Christ and His presence with people. Talk with your kids about the events of the Passover. Ask them to think about how they might have felt if they were living in Egypt during that time. Moses led the people to honor God, and by so doing, the people of Israel were saved from the hand of the Egyptians.
This week your kids learned that God rescued His people from the hands of the Egyptians by the shedding of blood. The sacrifice of a lamb for the blood to go over the doorpost was the only thing that kept the family inside safe from the wrath of God. God provided a much more important lamb for us, Himself—the Lamb of God. Through the shedding of Jesus’ blood, we no longer have to face the punishment of eternal separation from God because of our sin. Jesus died so we wouldn’t have to.
Supplies Needed: Bible, large blanket or sheet (a red one is best)
Set the blanket on the floor. Have each family member stand at the end and jump from the longest end of the blanket to the other side, making sure no one can jump over the blanket from a standing position. Now place the blanket over your family as a tent.
Ask: How many plagues happened in our last Bible lesson? How many more are there?
Read Exodus 11:1-5.
Say: All people sin and need of God’s grace. None of us could jump all the way over the blanket. In the same way, none of us can have a relationship with a Holy God except through Jesus. No matter how hard we try, we can’t “get” to God because of our sin.
Read Exodus 12:21-30.
Say: God protected the Israelites that night by passing over them. When the Lord saw the blood over the doorframes of their houses He passed over and saved them. This was not true for the Egyptians. They received God’s discipline and all their firstborn children died. In John 1:36 Jesus is called the Lamb of God. It is Jesus’ blood that cover us now so we can receive God’s grace.
Lead your family in a prayer of confession. Thank God for sending Jesus, the Lamb of God, who covers our sins with His blood.