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Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 11
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 11

In our Exodus Bible Study, we will be looking at Exodus 5:22-6:12

Among the questions we’ll think about are the following:

REHEARSE WHAT WE KNOW

• What was Pharaoh’s fundamental miscalculation about the God of the Hebrews?

• How had Moses and Aaron and the people been worn down and what was the consequence of this?

• What is the big picture that Isaiah 51:12-13 rehearses for us?

• What lesson can we draw from the events described in Exodus 17:4, 1 Samuel 30:6, 1 Kings 9:4,10, and Jeremiah 20:7?

TAKE THIS WITH YOU

• How does this description of divine power and the LORD’s covenant with the Israelites in Egypt serve as a reminder to you about the nature of the Christian life?

• How does knowing this about God’s works of deliverance make you more confident as a believer?

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 10

In Exodus 5:22-6:12, the Lord gives Moses three great assurances to prepare the way for the Israelites to come up out of Egypt. We would love to have you join us for our study!

CLARIFY THE PIECES

1. List the characters introduced in the narrative. What is their significance and role?

2. Think about what the Pharaoh would have thought about the God of the Hebrews. What would his impression be? What would his calculations be when facing this new voice?

3. What threat did Moses and Aaron face in coming into Pharaoh’s presence?

4. What is the implied threat to Moses and Aaron if they shrink back from doing their duty?

5. How does Pharaoh directly contradict and refuse God’s command?

6. What impact does this have on the people? What is their response?

UNFOLD THE STORY OF REDEMPTION: PHARAOH DENIES FREEDOM, HELP, AND REST TO THE ISRAELITES

• What was the deeper significance of the request to go out and worship the LORD?

• How does God give His people freedom?

• How does He provide help to them?

• How does He give them rest?

• How does the rejection of Moses serve to foreshadow what the Israelites’ response to him would in the coming 40 years? How does it foreshadow the later rejection of the Messiah by the children of Abraham?

TAKE THIS WITH YOU

• How does this description of seeming failure and increased hardship for the Israelites in Egypt serve as a reminder to you about the nature of the Christian life?

• How does knowing this about God’s works of deliverance make you more confident as a believer?

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Mar
6
9:30 AM09:30

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 8 & 9

Our attention turns to a challenging and troubling portion of the story of the Exodus in Exodus 4:18-31.

As Hywel Jones explains,

“If he was going to lead the people out of Egypt, he himself had to keep the covenant which God made with the forefathers”

“Deeply ingrained now in Moses’ heart is the truth that it is the wrath of God (not of Pharaoh) from which man needs protection, and that God has Himself supplied sufficient protective covering in His covenant of grace and its ordinances. It is this truth which is seen in its perfection on Passover night and in connection with the blood of the lamb.” (Hywel Jones, 124)

CLARIFY THE PIECES

1. What is the significance of each ‘go’ in the opening vs 18-20?

2. What is repeated in vs 21-23 and what is newly revealed?

3. Why would the LORD call Israel His firstborn?

4. Why does the LORD come to put Moses to death?

5. Are there reasons for the LORD’s anger to be especially hot over the matter of circumcision?

6. How does the text answer our questions? What details remain outstanding?

7. In the midst of a terrifying moment of extreme danger, what is necessary?

8. What is the significance of Moses’ new title given to him by Zipporah?

UNFOLD THE STORY OF REDEMPTION: THE PREVIEW OF THE PASSOVER

• Why is Moses’ neglect of the sacrament of circumcision so alarming? How does it foreshadow further neglect in coming generations?

• What is the power of the blood which was spilled with the flint knife of Zipporah in the emergency circumcision? What does Hebrews 9:22 help us understand this more?

• What did the Israelites need to make it through the night of the Passover? What impact has the sacrifice of Jesus Christ had for us?

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 6 & 7

This week we will be looking at Exodus 3:12-4:17 as we continue to explore the story of the Exodus.

UNFOLD THE STORY OF REDEMPTION: GOD PROVIDES FOR HIS SERVANT AT SINAI

• How does the apparent strike of the Serpent against Jesus at Golgotha (‘place of the skull’) end up being clearly a very different type of blow against Satan?

• Why does the LORD layer so many previews in these moments?

• What is the significance of the LORD’s anger being addressed by the sending of a priest? (4:14)

As Pete Enns puts it in his excellent commentary on Exodus,

“This episode, then, presages the upheaval of the natural phenomena in the plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea. Bushes do not remain unscorched when on fire, but neither do rivers turn to blood. Frogs, flies, and locusts do not normally invade a nation. Gnats are not formed from dust. Hail and darkness do not fall on command. The firstborn of a nation do not die all in one night. Seas do not form walls of water. Moses would have been wise to learn a lesson from this burning bush. The God who is calling him is the God over creation. The natural phenomena do his bidding; all are under his control. In light of this fact, made clear in the burning bush, Moses' excuses in [chapter 4] to be exonerated from his responsibility are almost comical.” (Enns, 97)

All are welcome to join us!

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Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 5
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 5

We are continuing our ongoing Bible study in 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 5, please read Exodus 3:1-4:17 as we will explore the Lord’s summons for Moses to confront Pharaoh. The Gospel takes on a new dynamic in the events of the Exodus of God’s people from their place of bondage and grief.

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The Message of the Exodus Event

“The exodus motif is the Bible’s grand narrative, and it is one of the best stories because it encompasses all the major aspects of God’s work of salvation through Christ: redemption from sin, suffering, and the tyranny of the devil (the exodus from Egypt and Pharaoh); bringing us into the very presence of God (represented at Sinai); wilderness wanderings (pilgrimage toward a special place); and possession of the land of Canaan (ultimately symbolizing entitlement to the world-to-come; cf. Heb 4) in order to be a unified, holy people in a place where they might worship God perpetually.”

Bryan Estelle, Echoes of Exodus, pg 5

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 4

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 4, please read Exodus 2:23-25 and review Psalm 105 as we will explore the overarching story that takes on a new dynamic in the events of the Exodus of God’s people from their place of bondage and grief.

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The Message of the Exodus Event

“The exodus motif is the Bible’s grand narrative, and it is one of the best stories because it encompasses all the major aspects of God’s work of salvation through Christ: redemption from sin, suffering, and the tyranny of the devil (the exodus from Egypt and Pharaoh); bringing us into the very presence of God (represented at Sinai); wilderness wanderings (pilgrimage toward a special place); and possession of the land of Canaan (ultimately symbolizing entitlement to the world-to-come; cf. Heb 4) in order to be a unified, holy people in a place where they might worship God perpetually.”

Bryan Estelle, Echoes of Exodus, pg 5

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 3

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 3, please read Exodus 2:11-25 and review Acts 6:8-7:60 as we will explore the overarching story that takes on a new dynamic in the events of the Exodus of God’s people from their place of bondage and grief.

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The Message of the Exodus Event

“The exodus motif is the Bible’s grand narrative, and it is one of the best stories because it encompasses all the major aspects of God’s work of salvation through Christ: redemption from sin, suffering, and the tyranny of the devil (the exodus from Egypt and Pharaoh); bringing us into the very presence of God (represented at Sinai); wilderness wanderings (pilgrimage toward a special place); and possession of the land of Canaan (ultimately symbolizing entitlement to the world-to-come; cf. Heb 4) in order to be a unified, holy people in a place where they might worship God perpetually.”

Bryan Estelle, Echoes of Exodus, pg 5

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 2

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?

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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

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Exodus Bible Study - Lesson 1

We are beginning 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 1, please read Exodus 1:1-14 and Revelation 12 as we will explore the overarching story that takes on a new dynamic in the events of the Exodus of God’s people from their place of bondage and grief.

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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

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