Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lesson - Aaron's Rod

VERSES:   Numbers 17:1-13

MEMORY VERSE:   Numbers 17:10   "...Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels..."

BOOK TO REMEMBER:   Review the first six books of the New Testament. encourage all of the students to learn the books because these first six books are a good foundation on which to build the other twenty-one books.

PRAYER:  Thank God for everything that He gives us and let us always appreciate and never complain.

SPECIAL SONG:   This Little Light Of Mine (see March - Songs We sing In Bible Class #3 on this blog.)

VISUAL AID:  Aaron's Rod (see Activity below)

  • God spoke to Moses and He said to tell the people to bring one rod from each tribe, so that there would be a total of twelve rods collected. One rod for every tribe. Every man's rod would have the head of the tribe's name written on it. God told Moses to write Aaron's name on his rod for the tribe of Levi. God told Moses to take all of the rods and lay them in the tabernacle. God said He would choose one man's rod and it would blossom. God said that this should end all of the complaining that the children of Israel were doing. Moses told all the people what God had said and everyone of the tribes gave one man's rod with their name on it. Moses laid all the rod's in the tabernacle. 
  • The next day, Moses went into the tabernacle and guess what?? Aaron's rod had buds and blossoms on it! It even had almonds on it! Moses brought out all the rods of the tribes and every man took his rod. God told Moses to take Aaron's rod back into the tabernacle and it would be kept as token or a sign against the rebels to stop complaining against God or they would die. 
  • So the purpose of Aaron's rod budding was a sign to all the people that should stop doing as the rebels like Korah had done and to stop complaining against Him.

ACTIVITY:  Aaron's rod
Materials needed:  12" x 18" brown construction paper, scraps of green and white construction paper, almonds, glue, scissors, marker, tape. (Hot glue works well with almonds.)
  1. Hand out brown paper to students.
  2. Roll and twist paper diagonally and form it into a rod or staff. Secure with tape.
  3. Cut out green leaves.
  4. Cut out little white flowers.
  5. Glue leaves on flowers on the top end of the rod.
  6. Glue almonds securely.
  7. Write "Aaron's Rod" and "Numbers 17."