Moses and the Burning Bush

One day Moses was walking in the desert and all of a sudden, he saw a bush which was on fire. The bush was on fire, but the bush did not burn up. Then a voice came out of the bush, saying “Moses, Moses.” He looked around, but could see no one. 

The voice of God spoke again and said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off, the place on which you are standing, is holy ground.” 

Moses knew it was God who spoke, so he quickly removed his shoes and fell on his knees. God said: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

God said to Moses that he wanted him to go to Pharaoh and take His people; the Israelites, out of Egypt. Moses was eighty years old, and had lost most of his self-confidence. God realized this and told him, that He would be with him at all times to help him. 

God asked. “What do you have in your hand? “Moses answered “A rod,” 

“Cast it on the ground.” said God. Moses did so, and his rod became a snake, then God said to pick it up by the tail, and as soon as Moses did this, the snake turned back into a rod.  

Moses asked God for a helper, so God made plans to send Aaron, his brother, who he had last seen 40 years ago. There was great joy, when the two brothers met each other again, and they were happy.



Moses and the Burning Bush Questions and Answers

Q. What did Moses see in the desert?

A. A burning bush.

Q. Who did Moses hear in the burning bush?

A. God.

Q. What did the rod turn into?

A. A snake.


Moses and the Burning Bush Verse for the day

Exodus 3:2

The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire, out of the bush and he looked and saw that the bush burned with fire, but yet the bush was not burned.




Moral of the Story of Moses and the Burning Bush

Explaining the moral of the story to the kids

God can use anybody to do His work on this earth. You can be young, old, you can be rich or poor, and you could be a doctor or a housewife; He can use you, no matter who you are. We can be Gods hands and feet on the earth. God speaks to us daily, we must just be willing to listen.


Verse Pictures and Coloring Pages

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. 

Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. 

Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. 

The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. 

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Right-click to download the verse picture for Moses and the burning bush.
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Right-click to download the Moses and the burning bush coloring page.


You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

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I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.

Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.

How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.

1) On adobe reader, select sign.

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.


Making the Burning Bush

moses and the burning bush crafts

Material needed

Wood glue, cardboard, colored paper, colored markers, box tape, paper tape, tissue gift paper (red) and verse to add.

Watch the video below for step by step instructions. 


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About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your bible to add or take away. At the bottom there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.



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