Lesson Learned:  God commands Moses to build the Ark of the Covenant.

Materials Needed: box, yellow construction paper, stick, rock, piece of bread

Bible Verse:

Exodus 25:10-11, 22
10 “Have them make an ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

Hebrews 9:3-4
3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, 4 which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 

Talking Points:  God instructed Moses to build the Ark of the Covenant.  The Ark of the Covenant was made of pure gold. On top of the Ark, surrounded by cherubim, was the Mercy Seat where God’s Spirit dwelled.  The Ark was very holy.  It was holy because God was there and He gave commands to the Israelites from there.  

Questions:   What was the Ark made of?  Why was the Ark holy?  What was in the Ark?

Work with the child to cover the box with yellow construction paper.  Go outside to gather a stick and a rock.  Put the stick (Aaron’s rod), the rock (for the 10 Commandments), and the bread (manna) into the box.  Keep the box because you’ll be using it for tomorrow’s devotional.

Prayer:  Dear God, You gave Moses and Your people the Ark a long time ago so they could be near You. Now we have the Holy Spirit and we know you are always with us. Thank You for giving us Your Spirit! Amen!

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