The Golden Calf

Exodus 32:1-35; 34:1-9

This week our RADIUS Kids discovered what happened when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to talk with God for 40 days. During that time, the Israelites felt abandoned.  They rebelled against the one true God and asked Aaron to make a golden calf to be their god. When God became angry, Moses interceded on their behalf.  God punished His people for worshiping a golden calf, and Moses returned to the mountain to ask the Lord to forgive the Israelites’ sin. Moses could not atone for the people’s sin; God said He would hold the people accountable for their sins, but the Lord did not abandon the Israelites.

Family Conversations and Activities

Main Points from the Bible Story:

  1. Moses talked to God on Mt. Sinai for 40 days and nights.
  2. The Israelites asked Aaron to make an idol.
  3. God punished His people for worshiping a golden calf.
  4. Moses asked God to forgive His people and be their God.

Family Discussion Starters:

  1. Why did Aaron make a golden calf?
  2. Moses talked to God for the Israelites. Who talks to God for us? (Jesus)
  3. An idol is anything a person puts in the place of God. What might be an idol in your life?

Family Activities

  • Talk about things or activities that may interfere with worshiping God. Take steps to remove idols from your home.
  • Worship God together through singing. Pray that you will keep God first.

Bible Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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Mr. Ben Teaching About Removing Idols

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