After a day as a family (+ some) at Sight & Sound Theatre’s production of Moses (see previous post if you want to know what we thought of it), we have had some great conversations tonight. Knowing that many more of you will be going to see it before it closes April 18th, I thought I’d share our discussion questions so that your family is encouraged to overthink together after the play as we did. Hope these questions get you started.
Moses’ mom had to make a very hard choice to protect Moses. How do you think she felt when she placed him in the basket as a baby? How about when she brought him back to the palace?
What do you think it was like for Moses as a little boy growing up in Pharaoh’s family? How can you identify with how you think he felt?
Moses made the very hard choice and left the security of Pharaoh’s palace. Make a list of pros and cons (good things vs. bad things) as if you were Moses and complete each side of the list. Do you think he made the right choice to leave the palace?
Moses was in trouble after he killed the Egyptian man who was being cruel to the Israelites. How do you think he felt as he was running away and why?
How did the job of a shepherd prepare Moses for doing what God wanted him to do?
How did God speak to Moses? How does God speak to us?
What would some people say was “wrong” with Moses? What did God show Moses about himself and God through it?
When Moses asked the Pharoah to let the Isrealites go, how did he respond? How about after all the plagues? How about after he did let them go finally?
Who was standing on the rock in the middle of the stage at the very end? Why did the playwriters include Him?
God did super, amazing stuff in Moses’ time. But, He still does super, amazing things now too. Sometimes they look like hard-to-believe miracles, and sometimes they are quieter and just for us. What super, amazing things have you seen God do?