We are continuing our new study of the book of Exodus on Wednesday night at the Frasers’ home. Please join us for this time of prayer, song, and the study of scripture.
In preparation for Lesson 2, please read Exodus 1:15-2:10 & Psalm 3.
List the key characters and paraphrase the Exodus passage in your own words.
And then, as a way to remember how incredible this story is, I want you to think about how you would respond if your sister was Moses’ mother and she said that her plan to deliver her son was to bring him to the place where the Hebrew boys were being drowned and she would place him in an ‘ark-basket’ as a way to save his life. What follow up questions would you naturally want to ask her?
The Backdrop to the Exodus Event
In Genesis 15:12-21, “God promised Abraham an offspring and a land, and he fulfilled these promises in two stages. The first stage of fulfillment is in the old covenant, with the nation Israel and the land of Canaan. Israel was the promised offspring, and Canaan was the Promised Land. These promises, however, were not an end in themselves, for God also promised Abraham that through him he would bless the nations. The second, and greater, stage of fulfillment is in the new covenant. God’s promise of an offspring is fulfilled in believers and their children, and his promise of a land looks forward to the greater fulfillment of the new heavens and new earth. The nation of Israel and the land of Canaan were only temporary, first-level fulfillments of God’s promise to Abraham. With the coming of Christ, a greater fulfillment has occurred.”
Zach Keele & Michael Brown, Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored, pg 86