Consider Jesus

Covenant of Grace

I’ve been reading Exodus 4 – 6 in preparation for the next Sunday School lesson I’ll be teaching. In these chapters, God calls Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. Rather than having to search for Jesus and the Gospel in these chapters, the writer of Hebrews makes the comparison and then invites us to “consider Jesus.”

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.  (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. [Hebrews 3:1-6]

The lesson ends in chapter 6 of Exodus, where God says these words to Moses: “I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God. . .” Here God presents Moses with the covenant of grace. My mind immediately backtracked to the Christmas sermon Pastor Barcley preached just a few days ago from Ephesians 1. Here are three points he made that continue to resonate with me.

1. There is no inheritance greater than knowing the living God.

2. The inheritance of God’s people is God Himself.

3. In the covenant of grace, we are God’s, and God is ours.

So whether I’m in Exodus, Hebrews, or Ephesians, the message remains the same: consider Jesus!

 

 


 

Sunday School Craft

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Our precious Sunday School children with their snakes

I’ve included a craft tutorial for this lesson. Children ages 4 – 8 really like snakes, so this particular craft helps them to remember God’s promises and power in turning Moses’ staff into a snake.

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1.  Right click and download.  Print on card stock.  Have the children color the snake with crayons or markers.  Or. . .
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2.  Right click and download if you prefer a pre-colored snake.  Print on card stock.

 

 

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3. Cut away outer white area.
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4.  Cut along spiral line.
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5.  Lift snake by head to unroll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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