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Read Exodus 15 (The Song of Moses)
1. What do you notice about this song (poem) of praise?

2. Where do the children of Israel travel to after crossing the Red Sea? How long did they stay there?

3. Where to the children of Israel travel to after leaving the Wilderness of Shur? What happened there?

4. What promise does God make to the children of Israel at Marah?

5. Where do the Israelites go after Marah? What was there?

 

Read Exodus 14
1. Where does the LORD tell them to camp at the beginning of Exodus 14? Why?

2. What happens to Pharaoh in Exodus 14:5-9?

3. What happens to children of Israel in Exodus 14:10? What do they say to Moses?

4. Copy Exodus 14:13-14 here.

5. What enemy, tangible or intangible, do you face today about which God would say to you, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today?”

6. What do the following verses teach?
□ Deuteronomy 7:18

□ Deuteronomy 31:6

□ Psalm 91

□ Isaiah 41:10

7. Summarize the events of Exodus 14:15-end of the chapter.

8. What is the impact of these events on the children of Israel?

NOTE: We will see that this reaction to God’s power and deliverance is short-lived. The Israelites have a short memory and need frequent reminders that God is for them. It is not unlike us. God delivers us, but we fail to see Him in our deliverance or we quickly forget how He has delivered us or provided for us or saved us or comforted us. We have spiritual dementia. The only way to fight against this spiritual dementia is to stay connected to God through study of His Word, fellowship with other believers, and prayer.

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Read Exodus 13
1. What does God command Moses and the people with regard to the firstborn of the children of Israel? Firstborn of the livestock?

2. Why does God not lead Moses and the people of Israel by way of the Philistines?

3. What did Moses take with him when he left Egypt? Why?

4. Where did they travel from Succoth?

5. Copy Exodus 13:21 here. What does it tell you about the people? About God?

6. What do the following verses teach you?
□ Psalm 32:8-9

□ Psalm 119:105

□ Proverbs 3:5,6

□ Proverbs 14:12

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Read Exodus 12
1. In Chapter 12, God establishes a new calendar. What instructions does Moses give about what is to be done on the 10th day of the month?

2. What requirements are stated for the lamb?

3. What is to be done at twilight on the 14th day? What is to be done with the blood?

4. What specific instructions are given about the cooking and eating of the meat?

5. Copy Exodus 12:23 here.

6. What do you learn about the Feast of Unleavened Bread from this chapter?

7. What is Pharaoh’s response to this plague in Exodus 12:29-32? Egyptians?

8. How many Israelites left Egypt? What was their first stop when they left Egypt?

9. What additional information do you learn about the Passover from Exodus 12:42-49?

10. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ 1 Corinthians 5:7

□ 1 Peter 1:19

□ Revelation 5:6

Note: The feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread commemorate God’s deliverance of Israel out of Egypt. In addition to looking back, all of the Jewish feasts, of which Passover and Unleavened Bread are just two, look ahead to Jesus, the Messiah (the Promised and Expected One).

Passover is a picture of Jesus, the perfect sacrifice–the lamb without spot or blemish who was slain for the sins of the world so that judgment might “pass over” those would put their trust in the blood of Jesus applied to the door posts of their life.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a picture and celebration of the sinlessness of Jesus. Leaven in the Bible is always a picture of sin. To live without leaven for a week is a picture of living a life free of sin’s power over us, a life only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit (after Pentecost).

As we move through the books of the Law, we have already seen and will continue to see signs, pictures and foretellings of the coming Messiah, the one who will deliver the people of God, both Jew and Gentile, from the bondage of sin.

Finally, the night of Jesus’ arrest, He was celebrating a Passover meal with His disciples, explaining to them the new covenant and the symbolism in the celebration as the meal progressed. They didn’t really seem to understand. Review John 13, Luke 22, Matthew 26:18-31. Passover provides the basis for the New Testament ordinance that we call Communion. See Corinthians 11:23-25.

Read Exodus 11
1. What happens in Exodus 11:2-3?

2. What do you learn about this from Exodus 12:35-36?

3. What plague does God foretell in Chapter 11? What will be the result of this final plague according to God?

 

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

Read Exodus 7, Exodus 8, 9 and 10
1. What is the first sign Moses and Aaron do before Pharaoh? What happens?

2. Copy Exodus 7:13 here.

3. The first plague God visits on Egypt is described in Exodus 7:17-19. Provide the following information about it: a description of the Plague, Could the magicians copy it? Did it affect all the inhabitants or just the Egyptians, and what was Pharaoh’s response?

For the remaining plagues, provide the following information the same information.

4. Review your information about the plagues. What do you observe? About Moses? About God? About Pharaoh?

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Do you ever struggle with waiting? Maybe God has promised you something–something amazing, and yet it does not happen as swiftly as you expected. Instead, God calls you to wait.

The Bible teaches this waiting. Psalm 27:14 exhorts us to “wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 62:5 adds a prayer of the psalmist, “my soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”

But the waiting is hard. This passion weekend, I was reminded of the disciples waiting–they didn’t seem to believe that Jesus would rise from the dead from what we read in the gospels. They were, however, waiting–huddled together in the upper room, trying to make sense of the chaos and horror they witnessed–their teacher and beloved friend was tried, convicted and sentenced to death on the cross. They watched from afar off as He hung on the brutal torture rack of the Roman cross–dying a slow death of suffocation.

They had believed He was the Messiah–the one who would save them from the Roman oppression, and there He hung–a victim of that very oppression–innocen. What a horror it must have been for them! Their circumstances were over-whelming the promises they had been given. They couldn’t even hold them in focus. Fear ruled their hearts.

So it might be for you. God made a promise, but He is asking you to wait. The circumstances keep getting darker. But still He says, “wait.”

Fear not, Sunday’s coming and He will burst forth in glorious light from the darkness of the tomb–having conquered death and all that oppresses you. He is a risen Savior! He lives!

Wait a little longer . . .