Act out the story of the God’s deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptian army. Assign parts (Narrator; Moses with a rod; Israelites; Egyptian army; two people to be the Red Sea, which will part and then come back together when the army comes through). If you have a smaller family, act it out in scenes and have the same people play different parts. Read Exodus 14:3-31 aloud as the actors do what you say.

Talk about it:
How do you think you would have felt if you would have been there—before and after the Red Sea parted?

What does this story teach us about God? (He is all-powerful; He can be trusted; He is watching over His people; etc.)

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This activity can be done at home or while riding in your vehicle. It is similar to “I spy,” but it reinforces today’s Bible truth of God’s power. Each person (at his or her turn) will pick an object that is visible to everyone and say the following statement:

“Guess the object that I see,

That shows God’s power to me.”

For example, if you are riding in the car and you see clouds, say the rhyming statement and see if the others in the car can guess what the object is. Consider having each person explain HOW that “object” shows God’s power. (The clouds show God’s power as He created them and is in control of this world.) Be aware and pay attention to God’s power shown all around us.

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Do you think you would have felt afraid if you were the Israelites? What can you do when you feel afraid? You can REPLACE those feelings of fear with true statements about God to build your faith.

Teach your kids the “replace it” trick. Instead of just saying, “don’t think about it, don’t be afraid,” REPLACE those fearful thoughts with faith-filled thoughts. We can find faith-filled thoughts/statements in the Bible (Romans 10:17).

Ask each family member to think of one situation where one might feel afraid and write it on a slip of paper. Put the slips in a bag and take turns drawing out a slip. Then think of true statements about God (God is with me; God loves me; God is for me; God wants to help me; God has all power; etc.) or find an actual Bible verse that would build trust in God in that situation.

Take it a step farther and write the faith statements on slips of paper; keep them in a jar so they can be pulled out and read when needed.

*A good website to help you find verses is http://www.biblegateway.com. You can type in a word and it will bring up all the verses with that word in it.

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