Pastor Fish Lesson: Moses and the Red Sea

School is In – Let’s Talk About Freedom

LISTEN ALONG – The Red Sea (Exodus 14)

Hey there, I’m Pastor Fish.

(Hi, Pastor fish!)

I want to introduce you to my old friend Barnea Barnacle.

(Hi, Barnea)

Barnea wants to tell you about the time he remembers, so many years ago, when the sea acted really strange, ok?

Hi kids! (hi, Barnea) Well, once I was minding my own business on a log, when I noticed a lot of people on the banks of the red sea… they were leaving Egypt. Pharaoh had let them go
after a long time in captivity. But now they got to the sea and were stuck.

(Oh, no!)

It seems like there’s no way out, but then, what does the Lord do?

(Finds a way!)

Then a man with a big white beard…

That’s Moses. He had quite a story! His mother set him afloat in the water on a boat made of reeds so he wouldn’t be killed. He was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as his son. He ran away and lived in exile after killing someone. God chose him to deliver his people out of bondage.

Yes, yes, Moses… Moses used his staff, and all of a sudden the sea was parting, right in the middle. It was a crazy scene, man!

(Wow, no way!)

Then they went across, and right as they were getting to the other side I saw the Egyptians chasing them.

(Oh no!)

They followed the Jewish people into the path, but then the sea closed up again… they were stuck!

 (What happened)?

Well, some who were close to shore were okay, but some weren’t. it wasn’t good for them, I’m afraid.

(how old are you, Barnea?)

Blistering barnacles, minnow…as old as you’ll ever know!

SONG – When the Lord Says ‘Go!’

When the Lord says GO, don’t say “no!”
When the Lord says GO, don’t say “no!”
Jonah ran, away from God’s plan.
He got eaten by a whale, oh my!
When robbers beat and left a man,
Good thing a Samaritan was passing by!
When the Lord says GO …

[free sheet music here]


  • Review: We Always Review our “Golden Rule Rhyme.” Say together (substitute ‘Sunday school’ for something else such as ‘bible school’ where needed):
    “As we gather in Sunday school, we will follow the Golden Rule.
    To each other be kind and true , as we want to be treated too!” 
  • Thinking: What are your thoughts about that story? Did you know that Jewish families celebrate Passover to commemorate their deliverance from Pharaoh?
  • Bible Savvy: What does it mean to be free? What are different kinds of freedoms? Why did Moses run away?
  • Being and Doing: In what way do we want to be like Moses?


  • Art Project  [material: clay] Create an ocean scene. It can even include some fish, or the story scene. 
  • Drawing [material: paper, crayons] Draw the scene you heard in the story.

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