5.30.10 Primary Lesson
The Israelites Receive Food from Heaven
Purpose: To help each child observe the Sabbath as a day of worship and joy.
Scriptures: Exodus 16:1-35; D&C 59:9-19,23; Exodus 31:12-13, 16-17; Isaiah 58:13-14
What did we talk about last week?
- The story of M___________, A_____________ and the P_________________.
- M____________ and A____________ used the priesthood to cause Ten _____________.
- The Power of the Priesthood was stronger than the power of the _____________.
- The Pharaoh wouldn’t let the ____________________ free.
- Eventually, the Israelites escape when Moses parts the __________ _________.
- The _____________________ is the power to act in the name of God.
Day 1: Light divided from darkness
Day 2: Heavens separated from the earth, waters created.
Day 3: Earth, seeds, grasses, fruits and trees
Day 4: Light, darkness, Sun, Moon and Stars
Day 5: Animals, birds, fish
Day 6: People
Day 7: ?
Question 1: What happened to the Israelites once they escaped Pharaoh and the Egyptians? (Exodus 16:2-3)
- They people began to “murmur” because they were hungry
Question 2: What did God tell Moses he would do to help? (Exodus 16:4)
- The Lord would rain bread from heaven and the people could gather a certain rate every day. The Lord would prove them to see if they would walk in the law or not. (vs. 4)
Question 3: What would happen on the 6th day of the week? (Exodus 16:5)
- The people would be able to bring in twice the amount of bread as the other days. (vs. 5)
Question 4: What did the Lord provide for the people? (Exodus 16:14-15)
- Manna – the bread that the Lord gave them to eat.
Question 5: What did the Lord command the people do with the bread they gathered every day? (Exodus 16:16)
- Gather enough for each person in your family, an omer for every man, according to the number of people in your family
Question 6: What happened if they took too much bread and left some of it for the next day? (Exodus 16:19-21)
- The bread got worms and stank and some of it melted too.
Question 7: What were the people asked to do on the 6th day? (Exodus 16:22-23)
- Gather twice as much bread, two omers for each person
- Bake all the bread on the 6th day
- Keep the rest of the bread until the 7th day and eat it then
Question 8: What happen to the bread they left over for the 7th day? (Exodus 16:24)
- It didn’t go bad. It didn’t stink. There weren’t any worms in the bread.
Question 9: What were the people told to do on the 7th day? What were they promised would happen on the 7th day? What happened? (Exodus 16:26-27)
- To rest on the 7th day.
- There would be no bread on the 7th day.
- Some people went out to get bread on the 7th day and they found no bread.
Question 10: Why do we keep the Sabbath day holy? (Exodus 31:16-17; Isaiah 58:13-14)
- It’s a covenant with God.
- We’ll be blessed as we keep the Sabbath day holy.
Hand out 8 – 3 x 5 cards to each person. Have the boys write down things they can do on the Sabbath, to keep it holy.
Two questions to ask to decide if something is appropriate on the Sabbath:
- Does doing this bring me closer to Heavenly Father?
- Would Jesus approve of me doing this today?
- Write to missionaries
- Make thank you cards for friends or family
- Write in journal
- Play or listen to sacred music
- Study the scriptures and words of the prophets
- Read or tell a scripture story to a younger brother or sister
- Visit family
- Give a family home evening lesson
- Visit someone who is ill or lonely
- Play quiet games with brothers and sisters
- Read from your baby journal, family history, or scrapbook
If there is time, have the YES/NO Quiz