Posts in Exodus
The Bread of Life

Prayer is the result of knowing deep in our hearts that we belong to God, believing in our Father to fulfil all his promises, and depending on him daily to meet all our needs.

Exodus 16:1-21

23 Jul 2017

Mark Tapping

Prayer, ExodusCarol Bagary
God dwelling with man

We’ve come to the end of our study of Exodus! This final section describes God’s people preparing (Exo 35:1–36:7), constructing (Exo 36:8–39:43), and assembling (Exo 40:1–33) the tabernacle, which God then fills with his glory (Exo 40:34–38). The order of the construction of the elements of the sanctuary corresponds to how Moses was instructed to assemble the Tabernacle (see Exo 40:2–15). They are back on track after the horrible sinful detour in Exodus 32. The assembly of the tabernacle is the visible guarantee of God’s continuing presence with and care of Israel. The length of the account of the work underlines its importance. Yet, at the end, we will see that the tabernacle is still a shadow of a greater reality to come.

Exodus 35-40

14 Oct 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
False Worship

Between God’s instructions for building the tabernacle (Exo 20-23), and these instructions being carried out (Exo 35-40), here (Exo 32-34), we have a terrible incident of God’s people straying away from Him. While Moses is on Mount Sinai, they break the Covenant by building and worshipping a golden calf (Exo 32). God responds in anger, and 3,000 of them die (Exo 32:28). Moses intercedes for them (Exo 33:1-23), and God renews the Covenant (Exo 34:1-35).

Exodus 32-34

7 Oct 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
Set Apart For God

The second half of Exodus focuses on the content of the law revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai. God gives Moses instructions to prepare the people for how they should approach Him on the mountain (Exo 19:1-25). Then God gives them the 10 Commandments (Exo 20:1-21), instructions on worship (Exo 20:22-26; 23:10-19), rules and principles for community life (Exo 21:1-23:9), and instructions for entering the promised land of Canaan (Exo 23:20-33). He goes on to confirm the Covenant (Exo 24:1-18); and gives instructions for assembling the tabernacle for worship (Exo 25-31).

Exodus 19-31

30 Sep 2012

Aidan Spencer

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
Learning to walk with God

As God’s people leave Egypt, they are to celebrate the Passover (Exo 12:43-50), the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exo 13:3-10) and to consecrate their firstborn (Exo 13:2, 11-16) as reminders that God had delivered them (Exo 13:3, 14-15). God leads them on a route avoiding immediate armed conflict (Exo 13:17), but to the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s army in pursuit (Exo 14:5-9). He divides the Red Sea (Exo 14:21), the people to cross over on dry ground (Exo 14:22), but the Egyptians are drowned (Exo 14:27-28). God is the one who delivers His people, and they rejoice in song (Exo 15:1-18). But it is not long before they start grumbling again (Exo 15:24). God miraculously provides food, Manna from heaven (Exo 16:4), and quail (Exo 16:13); and drink, water from the rock (Exo 17:5-7). He defeats their enemies (Exo 17:8-16) and even helps them find a practical way to deal with differences (Exo 18:19-22) ensuring their well being (Exo 18:18, 23).

Exodus 13-18

23 Sep 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
Egypt's gods defeated as God saves by the blood of a Lamb

Moses asks Pharaoh and to let God’s people leave (Exo 7:1-2) – Pharaoh refuses (Exo 7:13). God responds by sending plagues demonstrating His superior power (Exo 8:10). Pharaoh relents, and promises to let the people go after some of the plagues, only to turn back on his word later (Exo 8:1-15,20-23; 9:13-35; 10:1-20, 21-29). This results in the most devastating plague, the “death of the firstborn” (Exo 11:1-10; 12:29-32). Before it is unleashed, God provides a way of escape – any household that slaughters a spotless lamb (as a substitute), and puts its blood on their doorposts, the Angel of Death will “pass over” and spare the firstborn. Provisions were even made for small households that could not afford a lamb (Exo 12:4). Pharaoh finally relents, and a “mixed multitude” (Exo 12:48) leaves Egypt. The Passover (Exo 12:43-50) is then instituted as a reminder that God saves through substitution, by the blood of the “Passover” lamb.

Exodus 7-12

16 Sep 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
God promises deliverance as the enemy tightens his grips

God knows His people intimately and will act to deliver them (Exo 2:25). We see God acting by calling Moses (Exo 3:4), and sending Him to Pharaoh (Exo 3:10). Moses is terribly reluctant (Exo 3:13, 4:1, 10-13), to the point of angering God (Exo 4:14, 24-26). God shows Moses that He is the ‘creator and sustainer of all that exists’ (Exo 3:14) and had made prior promises to deliver (Exo 3:6, 15). He gives him signs and wonders (Exo 4:3-9), and sends Aaron along (Exo 4:14-16). Moses obeys (Exo 5:1), but is met with vicious opposition from Pharaoh (Exo 5:2, 4-19). The people get angry (Exo 5:21), and Moses is despondent (Exo 5:22). But, God will still act to deliver His people (Exo 6:1). He is God Almighty (Exo 6:3), the Lord of both creation and history – He will deliver for sure.

Exodus 3-6

9 Sep 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary
The love of God for His enslaved people

We are beginning our study through the book of Exodus, an amazing story of God delivering His people out of slavery and bringing them to himself. In the passage we are looking at, we see the people of God going into slavery because of the oppression of the new king of Egypt (Exodus 1:8). They suffered greatly under this oppression (Exodus 1:13-14). God seemed hidden, but he was not silent to their suffering (Exodus 1:20-21, 2:24-25). He loved them and would do something about their suffering. In today’s study, we are going to look at the causes of suffering, and what God does in the midst of our suffering.

Exodus 1-2

2 Sep 2012

Simon Murphy

PDF

ExodusCarol Bagary