Lesson 19: Moses Delivers the Israelites from Bondage


Primary 6 Lesson 19: Moses Delivers the Israelites from Bondage- The purpose of this lesson is to understand that the Priesthood is the Power of God.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus thoughts- keep scrolling for more!

  • Match the Priesthood duties to the office with the free handouts in my Primary 5 Lesson 8 handouts.
  • Hide glow sticks around the room with the priesthood blessing cards found in this lesson help. As people find them, have they read the card and a little bit about the card. Glow sticks are tons of fun... just keep them out of people's mouths. 
  • Divide the Red Sea yourself! Bring in blue balloons and set them in at least 2 rows on the floor. Have one student pretend to be Moses. You can bring in a broom stick for his rod and use it to divide the balloons so everyone can walk on "dry ground." 
  • Use the scripture cards included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet to better understand the story.

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Power in the Priesthood" by Elder Neil L. Andersen

"The Why of Priesthood Service" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Moses and the Passover" by Randall C. Bird (Ensign article)


The Passover- Illustrated Scripture Story about 3 1/2 minutes 

The Passover (about 3 minutes)- Short video explaining the meaning

The Power and Authority of the Priesthood- President James E. Faust (former member of the First Presidency) defines the priesthood- about 1 minute

Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- Robert D. Hales speaks about the power and blessings of the Priesthood.


"Follow the Prophet"- Children's Songbook pg. 110

"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"A Young Man Prepared"- Children's Songbook pg. 166

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 

"The Fifth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 125

"Ye Elders of Israel"- Hymn #319

"The Priesthood of Our Lord"- Hymn #320


Article of Faith 5- Man must be called of called and set apart with proper authority

1 Peter 2:9- Royal Priesthood

3 Nephi 11:21- Given power to baptize

D&C 2:1- Elijah is to reveal the priesthood

D&C 84:25- Priesthood taken away

D&C 84:33-42- Oath and covenant of the priesthood

D&C 107:1- Two priesthoods

D&C 121:36- Handle on the principles of righteousness

D&C 121:41- Virtue of the priesthood


My Primary 6 Lesson 19 handouts include

  • Two styles of cards to play Egyptian Plague Timeline! Students have to guess where their plague goes in the timeline. Instructions are included in the handout.
  • For priesthood themed handouts, please see the Teaching Thoughts at the top of this page.
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Activity Ideas

Moses Teaches his People- Flannel Board characters to use as puppets or coloring page

Journey into Egypt- Board Game

Moses Leads the Chidlren of Israel- Part the Red Sea with this fold out

Moses- Poster about Moses

The Priesthood is Restored- Make a diorama of the priesthood being restored

Aaronic Priesthood Activity- Answer the questions to get this boy dressed for his Aaronic priesthood duties

Article of Faith 5- Put the pictures in order

Remember- Priesthood memory cards

Lindsay's Priesthood Blessing- Hidden pictures

The Priesthood- Crossword puzzle

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- Do the puzzle to unlock the scripture

Priesthood Word Square- Word search

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode to find the answers

The Priesthood Helps People- Draw in the blanks (scroll down)

Coloring Pages

Moses Becomes a Prophet

Priesthood Blessings

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows

Jesus Heals a Sick Man

Jesus Blesses the Little Children

We Receive Ordinances of Salvation Through the Priesthood