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Welcome to The Ten Commandments Study

This 12 week study will guide your students through The Ten Commandments, one commandment per week. You will also join the Moses and Israelites in their desert trek as they venture from Egypt to the Promised Land. Included as part of this study is some time devoted to basic Bible knowledge of Key Passages and the Books of the Bible.

Each week is divided into 5 sections:

· Opening

· Review Bible Books and Key Passages

· Teach the Bible Story including Bible knowledge/key passages

· The Weekly Challenge

· Closing

For the Opening and the Closing, you will select the songs you and your group are familiar with. During the Bible teaching, encourage the children to read directly out of the Bible. Too often, the Bible stories are told to children and details are missed. Our goal should be that the children get accostumed to reading out of the Bible for themselves. During this time, you will also teach what Jesus had to say about the commandment for the week. You will review the commandment, connect it to the Bible story and apply it to the children's lives today. During this time you will also explain the Family Activity Worksheet.

The Weekly Challenges are games or activities requiring little supplies that can be found at most major discount stores. Remember to connect the challenge to the week's study as described in the `Apply the Challenge' section.

Finally, this study is designed for use with teams. During the first week, you will be dividing your group into teams and assigning them a team color. The teams will compete against one another for `medals' they will iron on to their flags (flags will be completed during the first week). Each week includes a take home sheet with a family activity. Encourage your students to work on the family activity with their parents.

Following is a list of each week's information:

Week 1: Introduction to the Ten Commandments

· Story: Why the 10 Commandments - overview of Exodus 1-19

· Weekly Challenge: List the 10 Commandments

· Books of the Bible: Matthew through Romans

· Key Passage: The 10 Commandments - Exodus 20

Week 2 : No other gods

· Commandment: "You shall have no others gods before me." Exodus 20:3

· Story: The Burning Bush - Exodus 3-4

· Weekly Challenge: Egg Hunt

· Books of the Bible: 1 Corinthians - Titus

· Key Passage: The Model Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13

Week 3 : No Idols

· Commandment: "You shall not make for yourself a carved image..." Exodus 20:4a

· Story: The Golden Calf - Exodus 32

· Weekly Challenge: Destroy the Idol

· Books of the Bible: Philemon - Revelation

· Key Passage: A Messianic Psalm - Psalm 22

Week 4: Do Not Misuse God's Name

· Commandment: "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vai..." Exodus 20:7a

· Story: Show Me Your Glory - Exodus 32:12-23

· Weekly Challenge: Bubble Gum

· Books of the Bible: Genesis - Deuteronomy

· Key Passage: Imitating Christ's Humility - Philippians 2:1-11

Week 5: Rest on the Sabbath Day

· Commandment: "Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy." Exodus 20:8

· Story: God Guides and Provides - Numbers 10:11-13; 11:1-35

· Weekly Challenge: Hole-y Buckets

· Books of the Bible: Joshua - 2 Chronicles

· Key Passage: A Priestly Blessing - Numbers 6:24-26

Week 6: Honor Your Parents

· Commandment: "Honor your father and your mother..." Exodus 20:12a

· Story: 12 Men Went to Spy on Canaan - Numbers 13

· Weekly Challenge: Building Houses

· Books of the Bible: Ezra - Song of Songs

· Key Passage: Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5-7

Week 7: Do Not Murder

· Commandment: "You shall not murder." Exodus 20:13

· Story: The People Rebel - Numbers 14

· Weekly Challenge: Water Balloons

· Books of the Bible: Isaiah - Daniel

· Key Passage: The Creation Story - Genesis 1

Week 8: Keep your Marriage Promises

· Commandment: "You shall not commit adultery." Exodus 20:14

· Story: Water From the Rock - Numbers 22:21-41

· Weekly Challenge: Repeat Hole-y Buckets

· Books of the Bible: Hosea - Micah

· Key Passage: Hall of Faith - Hebrews 11

Week 9: Do Not Steal

· Commandment: "You shall not steal." Exodus 20:15

· Story: Joshua is Chosen to succeed Moses - Numbers 27:12-23

· Weekly Challenge: Steal the flag

· Books of the Bible: Nahum - Malachi

· Key Passage: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23

Week 10: Do Not Lie

· Commandment: "You shall not give false testimony..." Exodus 20:16

· Story: Crossing the Jordon River - Joshua 3

· Weekly Challenge: Minefield

· Books of the Bible: All OT and NT Books

· Key Passage: Armor of God - Ephesians 6:10-18

Week 11: Do Not Covet

· Commandment: "You shall not covet..." Exodus 20:17a

· Story: Victory in Canaan - Joshua 3-4

· Weekly Challenge: Organized Mass Chaos

Week 12: Wrap up

Related Topics: Children's Curriculum, Children's Training Resources, Law

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