Moses called for all the leaders of Israel and said to them, “Each of you is to choose a lamb or a young goat and kill it, so that your families can celebrate Passover. Take a sprig of hyssop, dip it in the bowl containing the animal’s blood, and wipe the blood on the doorposts and the beam above the door of your house. Not one of you is to leave the house until morning. When the LORD goes through Egypt to kill the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the beams and the doorposts and will not let the Angel of Death enter your houses…”
In order for Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt, God had to send 10 plagues.
Imagine you were an Egyptian.
- Which would you choose if you had to endure one of the following?
o Sleep the night in a bed full of frogs
o Play a sports match in total darkness
o Go to school covered head to toe in boils and sores
o Swim a length when your local swimming pool is full of blood
After 9 plagues Pharaoh still wouldn’t listen.
• What was the horrible tenth plague that God had to send to make him change his mind?
Because God loved his people he gave them special instructions so death would pass over their home and they would be saved.
• What did each household have to do?
This may all sound a bit gory (especially if you like lambs more than your older brother!) but the blood of the lamb points forward to someone else.
• In God’s story, who is the ultimate Passover lamb?
• And what did he have to do so that we can be saved?
The Passover story is about escaping death and being set free. To experience this the Israelites had to activate God’s plan.
What do we have to do to personally respond to Jesus, our Passover lamb?
Thank you that you love us so much that you shed your blood for us. Thank you that through your death on the cross we can be set free.
We choose put our trust in you, our Passover lamb.
Munch a cracker or some flat bread and thank God for Passover and freedom.
Finally - have a look at the back of your card. What does it say? You can now place your card onto your story line.
We hope you are enjoying the story so far. We would love to hear your thoughts on what’s working and what’s confusing? Thanks