Session 12 (Dec. 10, 2013) – God Leads His People from Slavery in Egypt to Freedom (part 2)

For this week’s session, we will finish our exploration of the great Exodus story!

BIG IDEA: God Leads His People from Slavery in Egypt to Freedom

PRELIMINARY (15 mins)

ENGAGE (10 mins)

  • Review questions 1 through 8 on the Prince of Egypt Video Discussion Guide
  • Pick up discussion of RIGHTEOUS ANGER to explain how God’s use of the ten plagues is intended as a corrective action to persuade Pharaoh to stop oppressing the Hebrew people. God’s action is on the side of the powerless. God provides numerous opportunities to Pharaoh to repent. Only AFTER it is obvious that Pharaoh has no intention of abiding by God’s will does God unleash his wrath. Talk about how you would feel if you were being wronged (bullied, perhaps) and someone you thought loved you stood by and did nothing!

EXPLORE (30 mins)

  • Scripture reading: Ex 6:2-8 (I will rescue you)
  • Show remaining 15 minutes of The Prince of Egypt
  • Complete questions 9 through 14 on the Prince of Egypt Video Discussion Guide
  • End by making a connection between the Passover and the Eucharist.

REFLECT (25 mins)

  • Take children to the church for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/Benediction

RESPOND

About Joe Paprocki 2489 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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