MEMORY VERSE: Exodus 9:9 "...shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast..."
BOOK TO REMEMBER: Micah. Write "Micah" on small slips of paper and pass out to students at the end of class time.
PRAYER: Thank God for our good health, for good doctors, good medicine, and His good care.
SPECIAL SONG: Be Careful Little Eyes (see
VISUAL AID: On a large (6 foot x 3 foot) piece of butcher paper, draw a huge Egyptian (see Activity below). Color him, but do not draw boils on him until you are telling that part of the lesson.
- Do you remember what we have been studying about for the past few weeks? That's right! The Plagues of Egypt! Moses and his brother Aaron are continuing to go before Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to tell him that the LORD God wants him to let God's people, the Israelites, go, so they can travel out into the wilderness to worship Him. But will Pharaoh let the people go? No! Pharaoh has not listened to God, Pharaoh has not obeyed God, and Pharaoh and his people have suffered the consequences of his disobedience.
- How have Pharaoh and the Egyptians suffered? Let's think. What are the plagues that we have studied so far? Can we name them in order?
- Water turned to blood
- Today we are studying about how Moses and Aaron go before Pharaoh ONE MORE TIME! God talks to Moses, Moses talks to Aaron, and Aaron talks to Pharaoh. God tells Moses and Aaron to once again go before Pharaoh and for Moses to take handfuls of ashes from the furnace and sprinkle it toward heaven in front of Pharaoh, so he could see what Moses was doing. Let's read in our Bible to see what these ashes were to become. Let's turn to Exodus 9:9 and read. (Read verse.) What did the ashes turn in to? Boils! Do you know what a boil is? It's a sore that really hurts! It's about as big a quarter and it swells up and hurts a whole lot! When someone has one boil, they are miserable, but when people have many boils they are in anguish or tremendous suffering. The boils that God made from the ashes went all over Egypt and the Bible says that they were boils with blains which meant that the boils were swollen and extremely painful. In fact, even the magicians had boils, so they could not even come and stand before Pharaoh! The animals had boils! The Egyptians had boils! Pharaoh had boils!
- But Pharaoh was stubborn and would not listen to God and he would not let the people go. So now we add another plague to our chart. What was the 6th plague? Boils! Pharaoh just won't listen, would he? His heart is hardened.
"Older Student" Tips:
- Only five verses talk about the sixth plague. Sometimes it doesn't take very many verses to say a whole lot. If God says it once, that is enough, but if he says something twice, we'd better listen! How many times has God told Pharaoh to let the people go and he has refused? At least seven times!
Materials needed: light colored construction paper, crayons, scissors.
- Draw an Egyptian man with unhappy face on a piece of construction paper.
- Draw red boils all over the man.
- Cut the man out.
- On the back of the man, write "Boils - Plague 6" and "Exodus 9:8-12.