Cliffhanger: Israel Goes Through the Red Sea, Exodus 13:17-14:31
October 30, 2022
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Story Focus: We finish up the month in Exodus 13:17-14:31. God’s people were on their way out of Egypt. Everything was looking great for the Hebrews, until Pharaoh changed his mind. Moses and the Hebrew people found themselves trapped between the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit. But with God’s help, Moses and the Israelites didn’t give up, even in a tough situation. God performed a miracle, parting the Red Sea and allowing the Israelites to escape.
Bottom Line: Hold on because God is in control. We often feel like the Israelites—stuck, with no clear way out of our circumstances. We’re not sure what to do, and we’re not sure we’ll ever get to the other side. Thankfully, we don’t need to face these moments on our own. God is with us and is always working things out, even when we can’t see it. We can trust that God is in control. God will give us what we need to keep going and make it through with grit.
Key Question: What feels out of control? We will face moments in our lives when we feel like we’re not in control of anything. It’s in those moments that we might want to give up. We want to offer kids a safe place to discuss some of these situations with their Small Group. Talking about them out loud reminds us that we’re not alone, and that other people also face these sorts of moments, too. We pray that kids will see how God can help them keep going, no matter their situation.