2 What is the story behind the 10 commandments? Who was Moses?Where did this happen?How was God involved?
3 Who was Moses?Moses – A man God chose to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, known as the Exodus, and into the Promised land of Canaan. Moses was also given the 10 Commandments (set of laws to follow).
4 Where did this happen?After the parting of the Red Sea, the Israelites had been traveling in the desert for about 3 months (which is a little longer than regular summer holidays) when they came to Mount Sinai. Moses went up Mount Sinai to speak with God and this is where God gave him the 10 commandments – laws God wanted Moses and the rest of the Israelites to follow.
5 How was God involved?God wanted to instruct the people on how to live. By following His rules they would have less sadness in their lives. God wanted to protect them.
6 The 10 Commandments…. 1.I am God. You honour and serve only me. 2.Do not make idols, or bow down to them.3. Treat God’s name with respect.4.Keep the seventh day, the Sabbath, a day of rest.5.Show respect for your mother and father.
7 6. Be loyal to your wife or husband – don’t go off with another woman or man. 7.Do not steal.8. Do not tell lies.9. Don’t be jealous of your neighbour – do not be greedy for another person’s belongings.10. Do not kill another human being.
8 The 10 Commandments 1. I am God. You honour and serve only me. 2. Do not make idols, or bow down to them.3. Treat God’s name with respect.4.Keep the seventh day, Sunday – Sabbath, a day of rest.5. Show respect for your mother and father.6. Be loyal to your wife or husband – don’t go off with another woman or man.7.Do not steal.8. Do not tell lies.9. Don’t be jealous of your neighbour – do not be greedy for another person’s belongings.10. Do not kill another human being.
9 What do the 10 Commandments Mean? 1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Only one god) 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. (Do not have or worship any idols - or fake Gods) 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. (Respect God’s name – do not use his name in a bad way)
10 4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy 4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (On the day of rest – Friday night into Saturday – Pray to God, Go to Temple) 5. Honour thy father and thy mother. (Respect your parents) 6. Thou shalt not kill. (Do not kill) 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Be faithful in marriage)
11 8. Thou shalt not steal. (Do not steal) 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Do not lie – Do not say that someone did something they did not do)10. Thou shalt not covet. (Do not be jealous of others or want what other people have)
12 Which ones do you think are the most sacred? Explain your answer.