The Jesus Christ of the Exodus
Learner objectives: (1) Define the word "Exodus." (2) be able to explain why it became necessary for the children of Israel to leave Egypt. (3) Be able to tell why it is necessary for us to leave the Egypt of this world in order to be pleasing to God, through Jesus His Son.
Narrative: On the face of it, the Exodus is the story of the departure of the children of Israel from the land of Egypt after a king ascended to the throne that would not allow the Israelites to live as God would have them to. But this is more than simply an historical story. It is a description of what anyone today who would rise above the world and live for Christ must go through.
Time: the Exodus occurred about 1445 B. C.
The Bible Story:
I. Israel's rapid multiplication
A. Exodus 1: 1-22.
The trial of negative leadership (Exodus 1: 8-11). God sets about to relieve the children of the curse of negative leadership.
He gives them Moses (2: 1-10). Circumstances send Moses away (2: 11-22).
This time away is a time for maturing and seasoning and, most of all, drawing close to God (see James 4: 7, 8). Moses will be 80 when his service becomes highly obvious (Exodus 7: 7). What should our attitude be on those occasions when we find out that "God isn't finished with me yet?"
"Oh Lord, send another" Exodus 4: 13
Read chapter 4. See how God equips Moses and prepares him for situation after situation. He equips us, too. See I Corinthians 10: 12, 13. Also Matthew 6: 25-33.
The anger of God did not burn against Moses until Moses flatly said that he didn't want to go (4: 13)
How do you suppose Jesus feels today when we say "Lord, send another!"?
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God reassures Moses (Chapter 6). He reassures us also. Revelation 3: 19-22. Revelation 21: 1-27.
Questions for Discussion:
1. Is man ever in a kind of Egypt today? See II Peter 2: 19b.2. Name several passages in the New Testament that point out bondages for man--things that can overcome man.
3. Is it important for man to want to escape the Egypt of sin in this world?
4. How does man of the 20th century escape from the Egypt of sin today?5.Evaluative activity: Turn to the person next to you in class and dDefine the word "Exodus."
6. Explain why it became necessary for the children of Israel to leave Egypt.
7. Be able to tell why it is necessary for us to leave the Egypt of this world in order to be pleasing to God, through Jesus His Son
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