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If you  missed our first post on the book of Exodus, check out Exodus – An Introduction.

Read Exodus 6
1. What does God foretell about Pharaoh in Exodus 6:1?

2. What does God command Moses to tell the children of Israel in Exodus 6:6-8? What is their response?

3. How long did Levi live? Who where his sons? Who is Moses father? Mother? Brother? Sister?

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If you  missed our first post on the book of Exodus, check out Exodus – An Introduction.

Read Exodus 5
1.  Copy Pharaoh’s response in Exodus 5:2 to Moses and Aaron’s request that Pharaoh let the Israelites go here.

2. What punishment/additional work does Pharaoh lay on the people after Moses’ request?

3. What happens in Exodus 5:16-17, 20-21 and 22-23?

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Read Exodus 4
1. What three signs does God show Moses that he can use with the Israelites?

2. What excuse does Moses give in Exodus 4:10? How does God respond? What solution does God give?

3. What does God tell Moses about Pharaoh and how he will respond to the signs that Moses will do?

4. Summarize what happens in Exodus 4:24-26.

5. What was the initial reaction of the children of Israel when they heard that Moses had come from the LORD and God had looked on their affliction?

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Read Exodus 3
1. Summarize what happens in verses 1-10. (You may want to use the questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? to help you focus on the action and characters.)

2. How does God identify Himself in Genesis 3:5? What is Moses’ reaction?

NOTE: The name for God in the Hebrew here is “Jehovah.” It is sometimes translated “Yahweh.” The meaning is the same with either translation. It means “I AM.”

3. What does God say about why He has come? Why is He talking to Moses?

4. What are the two questions Moses has for God in Exodus 3:11 to 15? How does God answer them?

5. What is your general impression of Moses after reading the first three chapters of Exodus?

6. What do you learn from the following verses about the people God speaks to and uses?
□ Psalm 8:2

□ Matthew 11:25

□ 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

7. Moses had questions for God. Maybe you have questions too. Maybe it is hard for you to understand why God has allowed certain difficulties, trials and temptations to come into your life. What questions do you have for God? Commit some time in prayer to lay these questions before God, knowing that He is in control and loves you very much. From the story of Moses, we see that God is long-suffering with us, with our fears and frailties. He longs for us to rest in His arms, but He is faithful to help us make our way even if we come with our many questions and doubts.

 

Exodus Chapter 2 (Moses)

If this is your first time doing a study with us, check out the Introduction to Exodus and Exodus Chapter 1

Read Exodus 2
1. Of which son of Jacob was Moses a descendant?

2. What do you learn about Moses from Acts 7:22?

3. What do you learn about Moses from Hebrews 11:23-27?

4. Why does Moses leave Egypt? Where did he go?

5. What do you learn from Genesis 2:23-24?

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Love

When I was young, I learned of love
I knew it as a feeling, an overwhelming rush
a flush, a warmth that spread over me
until it ebbed
it always ebbed

When I was older, I learned of love
I knew it as a decision
I knew it as a choice
a rugged mountain to be climbed
a rough sea to be navigated
a treacherous road covered in black ice
until it left
until he left
then love was just an empty hole
then love just hurt

when I had loved and lost
when all I had I poured out to the last
when my efforts came to nought
when I was empty and alone
my heart pulled out
left to wither
as I withered
as I let go of my dead love
as I learned to leave my dead love

I learned of another love
the Lover of my soul
He’d made it possible for me to love
gave me feelings of love
taught me to choose love
girded me to climb the mountain
emboldened me to navigate the sea
held me to the treacherous road
loved me

and in the loving
I saw
love is not merely a feeling
to be loved is to feel secure,
to be loved is to feel beautiful
to be loved is to feel love in return

and in the loving
I saw
love is not merely a choice
to love is to never quit
to love is to never leave
to love is to always hope
to love is to sacrifice
unto death
my death
my beloved’s

but the death of my beloved’s love
was the doorway to a greater love
The Lover of my Soul stood
beckoning me
speaking words of love to me

as I responded
as I walked across the threshold
I fell into the ocean
His feelings for me
His choices for me

His love is as He is
unending
unselfish
unfailing
unfathomable
under me like wings
His love lifted me
out of my puddle of tears
to the heights of His glory

I and He forever
My Savior
My King
My Friend
My Lord
My love

I shall
as He did
give my life
to prove my love

 

Copyright 2016 Mary Beth Mullin

 

If you  missed our first post on the book of Exodus, check out Exodus – An Introduction.

Read Exodus 1
1. What do you learn from chapter 1 about how the view of the Hebrews changed over time following the death of Joseph?

2. What does Pharaoh tell the Hebrew midwives to do?

3. Copy Exodus 1:17 here.

4. What do you learn about the fear of God from the following verses?
□ Psalm 19:9

□ Psalm 111:10

□ Proverbs 1:29-31

□ Proverbs 14:26-27

5. What do you learn from Proverbs 29 about the fear of man? How does that compare to the fear of God?

6. What lesson can you learn from the midwives?

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