Bible Texts:

Exodus 2-4


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Moses Is Called by God," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.70

"The Burning Bush," Spark Story Bible, p.72 

"The Burning Bush" DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.250

"God Talks to Moses," The Early Reader's Bible, p. 74


Children's Story Resources


Sam and the Firefly by PD Eastman

Sam and Gus soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.


How these stories are connected: Neither Gus nor Moses are left alone to correct their mistakes. When they go back to the "scene of the crime," they each find new possibilities await them. God calls us in the same way. We are called to make a difference for others right where we are.


Questions about Sam and the Firefly:

     In the beginning, what did Sam the owl want to do?

     Why wasn’t he doing it?

     What did he need?

     What happened when Sam and Gus worked together?

     What happened when Gus worked by himself?

     How did Gus finally turn around?


Questions about the Bible story:

     What did Moses do that made him run away from Egypt?

     How did God call Moses?

     What did God tell Moses to do?

     What do you think will happen if Moses does what God wants? Why?


Questions about our lives:

     Do you think God stills calls people the way God called Moses? Why or why not?

     What are the things God wants you to do?

     How do you know?



Dear God, thank you for calling people to make a difference in the world. Call us and use us. Give us good andimportant things to do. Amen.