Grades 3-6 Handout for Sunday School
Moses: The Wandering (But Not Wasted) Years

Moses: the Wandering (But not Wasted) Years   

 Memory Verse:

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”  Hebrews 12:11


Key verses for this week: 

“And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.”  Numbers 16:32

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.”  Numbers 21:8

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:14-15


Fill in the Blanks

  1. A man named                      led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron.
  2. Korah found                              other men who joined his rebellion.
  3. Korah said that                   was among everyone, not just with Moses and Aaron.
  4. The                        opened up and swallowed Korah and his followers.
  5.                     consumed the two hundred and fifty others.

True or False

1. The snake bites in Numbers 21 killed many Israelites. 

2. There was no cure for those who were bitten. 

3. Jesus spoke of the serpent on the pole in the book of John. 

4. Nicodemus was probably not familiar with the story of the brass serpent. 

5. Jesus was speaking of Himself when He said the “Son of Man” must be “lifted up.”

Devotional Poem:


 The Only Way


Just like the snake upon the pole

Our Lord was lifted up;

To take our sin upon Himself,

And taste sin’s awful cup.


All we must do is trust that He’s

The one and only way.

Won’t you look up, into His face,

And trust in Him, today?