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The video clip from “Moses” is a great example of the LORD's willingness to help His children accomplish His plan, even in their weaknesses. Explore God's mercy and Grace with a short story and fun activity, “The Burning Bush.” Also included is a fun and easy recipe for No Bake "Burning Bush" cookies.

 

SONG

SCRIPTURE

VIDEO CLIP


LESSON SUMMARY

POINTS TO PONDER

 

STORY

TREAT
TIME

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY PAGES

 

VIDEO CLIP:
The Animated Stories from the Old Testament: Moses

(click on above for full screen)

PRINCIPLES:
God's Mercy and Grace

Obedience


 

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20-MINUTE LESSON

   

SONG

 
 

Children’s Songbook #176 “Tell Me, Dear Lord.”

 

 

If you wish to print sheet music or have an online music file to accompany you click on the song link to visit: http://www.lds.org/churchmusic

SCRIPTURE

Exodus 3:10-12

 

10. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11. And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12. And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

 

VIDEO CLIP

Watch chapter 11 from the Animated Complete Learning System, Moses DVD or CLICK FOR CLIP

 

LESSON SUMMARY

 
 

For younger children, it may be helpful to summarize the following ideas:

How did Moses find out what the LORD wanted him to do? (Discuss ideas.)

“God called unto him out of the midst of the bush...” (Exodus 3:4)

What did the LORD tell Moses He wanted him to do?

(Discuss ideas.)

God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to release the children of Israel. Moses said, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh...” (Exodus 3:11)

How did Moses react to the LORD’s request? (Discuss ideas.)

Moses complained of being slow of speech and was reluctant to perform the mission God had called him to do. (Exodus 4:10)

President Hinckley taught, “It is not always easy to be obedient to the voice of the Lord. We may feel inadequate, but we can draw comfort from the conversation Moses had with Jehovah, who called him to lead Israel out of Egypt... “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say” (Ex. 4:12). Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Jul 1995 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Have you ever had feelings of inadequacy when you’ve been asked to do something? (Discuss ideas.)

How can the story of Moses’ conversation with the LORD help us overcome our feelings of inadequacy? (Discuss ideas.)

“God gives us messages of instruction or encouragement to enable us to do His will. Often this is to prepare us for a specific task. This was the case with Moses in the message of the burning bush. We should keep our lives in order so that when we receive a burning bush type of message telling us what the Lord wants us to do we will be able to respond.” James E. Faust, Liahona, May 2004
© Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

POINTS TO PONDER

 
 

Discussion Ideas: Use as the Spirit and your family needs guide.

How can we know what the Lord wants us to do? (Discuss ideas. Emphasize: through prayer, the Holy Spirit, reading the scriptures, patriarchal blessings, church leaders and our parents.)

“May we learn what we should learn, do what we should do, and be what we should be. By so doing, the blessings of heaven will attend and we will know that we are not alone. A kind Heavenly Father will help us in our quest.” Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, Nov 2008 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Why is it important to do what the Lord asks us to even if we are afraid? (Discuss ideas)

“If we will try with faith and prayer and resolution, we can accomplish great good, especially for our own souls. May we be willing and obedient, that we may eat the good of the land. (Isa. 1:19) May
we place our trust in our Father in Heaven, to go forth with willing, subdued hearts, that we may be worthy of his blessings.”
Gordon B. Hinckley,
Liahona, Jun 1995 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Poem:

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

STORY

"What Did He Say?"

 

Emily sat at the kitchen table enjoying a plate of cookies and a glass of milk while Mother ironed her temple dress.

“Mom, how come you go to the temple?” Emily asked.

“Oh, there are lots and lots of reasons,” Mother answered. “The first time was to receive my temple blessings and to be sealed to Daddy. Now,” Mother continued, “I go as a proxy for women who didn’t have the chance to go to the temple when they were living. One of my favorite things to do in the temple, though, is talk to the Lord.”

Emily’s eyes grew big. “You talk to Heavenly Father when you’re in the temple?”

“I do,” Mother said. “Just last Saturday I asked Him how I was going to get a job to support myself and my children when I haven’t worked outside the home in over fifteen years.”

Emily tried to blink away her tears. She missed Daddy and she didn’t want Mommy to go to work.

Mother put the iron in its cradle and sat down next to Emily. “We miss Daddy, don’t we?” Mother said with tears falling down her own cheeks. “But, because Daddy and I were married in the temple our family has the opportunity to be together forever. If we stay close to the Lord, we’ll see him again!”

“I know,” Emily sniffled. “That’s what Daddy told me before he went back to live with Heavenly Father.”

“And Daddy was a good man,” Mother added, He wouldn’t lie to his princess.”

Are you scared to go back to work?” Emily asked.

“I was,” Mother confided. “Until last week when I talked to Heavenly Father in the temple.”

Emily face shone with excitement. “What did He tell you, Mommy? I bet He has the sweetest voice,” Emily
continued before Mother could respond, “Like Grandpa’s when he tells me bedtime stories.”

Mother smiled. “Grandpa does have a sweet voice. Doesn’t he? But, I can’t hear the Lord’s voice like Moses or the Brother of Jared did. When He speaks to me, an idea comes into my mind. Then after I pray about it, if it’s right, I feel a sweet feeling in here,” Mother said, patting her chest.

“I’ve had that feeling,” Emily proudly stated, “Heavenly Father talks to me, too! Remember last year when I was afraid to go to kindergarten?”

“I remember,” Mother said.

“Daddy told me to pray about it,” Emily explained. “I did and I got the sweetest feeling inside. I just knew Heavenly Father would be with me and help me not be afraid.”

“Do you think?” Mother whispered in Emily’s ear, “Heavenly Father’s voice is just as sweet as that feeling!”

by Margie Nauta Lee

 
 

TREAT TIME

CLICK TO PRINT "No Bake Burning Bush Cookie"s recipe

No Bake

Burning Bush

Cookies

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Directions:

  1. Combine milk, sugar, butter and cocoa in medium sauce pan.
  2. Cook on medium until mixture boils; stirring continually.
  3. Continue stirring while mixture boils for two minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
  5. Stir in chow mein noodles until completely covered with chocolate mixture.
  6. Drop tablespoonsful of the mixture onto large sheet of wax paper to form chocolate bushes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cube butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup candy corn

Treat Time:

Give each family member a chocolate bush. Press leaf flames (candy corn) onto your bushes to create your Burning Bush cookie.

 

ACTIVITY

 

Younger children will need help from an older sibling or parent.

 

Activity: YoYounger children will need help from an older sibling or

1. Ask: How did the Lord appear to Moses? (“In a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush” [Ex. 3:2])

2. Ask: What was the first thing the Lord said to Moses? (He called him by name.

“Moses, Moses.” [Exodus 3:4])

3. Explain: “Through this experience Moses learned of his relationship to God and heard the words ‘Behold, thou art my son.” (Moses 1:4) Imagine the shock and amazement that Moses, this man raised in the pagan’ environment of Pharaoh’s court, must have experienced when he learned from God Himself that he was a son of God.” Richard C. Edgley, Ensign, Jan 2006 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

4. Ask: Do you think the Lord knows your name? (Discuss ideas. Emphasize that the Lord knows and loves each of His children.
[John 10:3])

5. Explain: When the Lord told Moses that he was to go to Egypt and free the children of Israel, Moses expressed his feelings of inadequacy. He told the Lord that he was “slow of speech...” [Ex. 4:10]

6. Ask: How did the Lord respond to Moses’ fears? (Discuss ideas. See Ex. 4:11-16)

7. Explain: Like Moses, the Lord loves us and will be with us to help us accomplish the things that He calls us to do.

8. (Show bush illustration without flames.) Ask: What is missing from this “burning bush”? (Flames.)

9. Take turns answering questions. Tape a flame on the bush for each question answered correctly.

 

What you need:

A copy of the of the “Burning Bush” activity (art work included with this lesson) scriptures, tape and scissors.

 

Preparation:

1. Print out the “Burning Bush” activity.

2.Cut out.

3. Tape the four sections of the bush together by overlapping edges to match.

 

 
 

ACTIVITY PAGES

 
       
 

 

 

   
 
 

20-MINUTE LESSON

CLICK TO PRINT "20-MINUTE" LESSON NOTES

 

1. Sing: Children’s Songbook #176 “Tell Me, Dear Lord.”

2. Read: Exodus 3:10-12

“Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.”

3. Watch: Watch chapter 11 from the animated Complete Learning System Moses DVD. (Video clip is also
provided for viewing online.)

4. How did Moses find out what the LORD wanted him to do? (Discuss ideas.)

“God called unto him out of the midst of the bush...” (Exodus 3:4)

5. What did the LORD tell Moses He wanted him to do?

(Discuss ideas.)

God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to release the children of Israel. Moses said, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh...” (Exodus 3:11)

 

6.How did Moses react to the LORD’s request? (Discuss ideas.)

Moses complained of being slow of speech and was reluctant to perform the mission God had called him to do. (Exodus 4:10)

President Hinckley taught, “It is not always easy to be obedient to the voice of the Lord. We may feel inadequate, but we can draw comfort from the conversation Moses had with Jehovah, who called him to lead Israel out of Egypt... “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say” (Ex. 4:12). Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Jul 1995 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

7. Have you ever had feelings of inadequacy when you’ve been asked to do something? (Discuss ideas.)

8.How can the story of Moses’ conversation with the LORD help us overcome our feelings of inadequacy? (Discuss ideas.)

“God gives us messages of instruction or encouragement to enable us to do His will. Often this is to prepare us for a specific task. This was the case with Moses in the message of the burning bush. We should keep our lives in order so that when we receive a burning bush type of message telling us what the Lord wants us to do we will be able to respond.” James E. Faust, Liahona, May 2004 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

9. Why is it important to do what the Lord asks us to even if we are afraid? (Discuss ideas)

“If we will try with faith and prayer and resolution, we can accomplish great good, especially for our own souls. May we be willing and obedient, that we may eat the good of the land. (Isa. 1:19) May we place our trust in our Father in Heaven, to go forth with willing, subdued hearts, that we may be worthy of his blessings.” Gordon B. Hinckley, Liahona, Jun 1995 © Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.