Scripture: Exodus 3-4:17
- Students will learn that even when people sin, God can still use them later to do His will.
- Students will learn sometimes God makes people take a long time to prepare for something He wants them to do.
- Students will learn when God wants them to do something, He will provide what they need to accomplish His will.
- Students will learn about various fire safety rules.
Guiding Question: What can we do to stay safe around fire?
Materials: Props for skit
Procedure: Review the story of Moses in exile from the scripture above. Emphasize that God wants us to be a part of serving His Kingdom and be willing to help others who are in need. Explain that it is easy for us to want to give excuses for why we cannot or do not want to do something. This can be our way of trying to get out of doing something or helping someone. Explain that when God wants us to do something for Him, He will give us all we need for it and we just need to place our trust in Him. Tell students that God can use us for good no matter what our past is and can use our past mistakes to help others learn from them. We need to be open to what God has prepared for us and be patient for Him to prepare us for what He has called us to.
Introduce the activity. Ask the students what they know they need to do to be safe in a fire. Review fire safety rules with the students: http://blog.pekininsurance.com/individual/fire-safety-tips-for-kids-theyll-never-forget
After students learn the rules, have them make skit or musical to teach others the rules in a fun way so they will remember them. Can perform to younger students if possible.
Additional Questions: How can students be prepared for fires?
Supplemental Activity: Have students create a fire safety/escape plan for their home using drawings and steps to take to stay safe and escape.