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Cue: Moses and Aaron [Sing this to the tune of “Louie, Louie.”]

Pharaoh, Pharaoh Ohhh baby, let my people go. Ugh! [Sing it two more times.]

To be continued . . .

Props

  • a Bible with the readings marked

  • signs displaying the boldfaced subheads for the commen-

taries

Reading and Commentaries

1. The story of Moses and the Exodus is told throughout the Book of Exodus. Summarize the key points and the ten plagues from the actual story, using the various passages below to give the audience a scriptural summary of the larger story.

  • Yahweh’s call to Moses to free the Israelites (Exodus 3:1–10)

  • The giving of the staff to Moses (Exodus 4:1–5)

  • Moses and Aaron being sent to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:16)

  • Passover (the tenth and final plague) (Exodus 12:2128)

    • 2.

      After the reading summary, present the following com-

mentaries to the group. Before you discuss each point, hand the sign displaying its subhead to the skit character it best applies to, and have that person stand in front of the group as you walk everyone through the meaning of the story.

God Chooses Moses Moses is one of the major leaders and heroes of the Old Testa- ment, and he continues to be so for both Christian and Jewish peo- ple today. However, he did not start out as a likely hero or prophet.

He was described as someone who had difficulty speaking and spent years in hiding for killing an Egyptian who was mistreating an Israelite slave. During his hiding, he re-establishes his life as a family

man and shepherd in Midian. It is here that he encounters Yahweh

The Exodus–Part 1

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