Story 14: Moses and the Burning Bush

Story 14

Moses and the Burning Bush ♫

Exodus 2:23-4:18



The Bridge: The Hebrews continued to live under slavery in Egypt for many years. The people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. God heard their groaning and remembering His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God determined to respond to their cries (Exodus 2:23-25, ESV).


The Story:

  • Moses was herding his sheep one day when he saw a burning bush that was not being consumed (Exodus 3:2).
  • God spoke to Moses from the bush and told Moses that He had come to earth to rescue the Hebrew people out of slavery (Exodus 3:4-10).
  • He also told Moses that He was sending him to the Pharaoh so he could lead God’s people out of Egypt (Exodus 3:10).
  • Moses asked God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” And God answered, “I will be with you” (Exodus 3:11, ESV).
  • Moses asked God, “[When the Hebrews ask, ‘what is the name of He who sent me?’] Whom shall I say sent me?” God said, “I Am that I Am. Tell them I Am sent you” (Exodus 3:14).
  • Moses obeyed the Lord and headed back to Egypt.


How does God’s preparation of Moses to deliver the Israelites relate to us today?


♫ The song “Go Down Moses” (verses 1-6) may help students to remember the details of the story. See “downloads” for lyrics and chords)