Exodus Class Questions

Exodus Class Questions

Week 2 Questions

WEEK 2 // EXODUS (When God leads the way) DiSCUSSION QUESTIONS

OPEN

Have someone read Exodus 1:1-7 aloud.

In Acts 7, Stephen stands before the Sanhedrin and delivers a sermon which summarizes the history of the nation of Israel. Have another group member read Acts 7:1-18 aloud.

What is the hardest season you have ever had to endure?

Is this season of quarantine teaching you something?  What is it?

REFLECT

In Acts 7:5-7, what do you learn about the Egyptian captivity? About the hope Israel held?

Have someone read Genesis 1:28 aloud. How does this verse relate to Exodus 1:1-7? What does it indicate about the faithfulness of God?

During this time of quarantine we have learned what is real in our life, and how we get so busy and over involved that we forget the purpose of why we are here. God calls us to live a life different than the world.  How can we do that? And How can we/ you learn to separate ourselves with the world? 

As we enter the Desert world, how can you be positive and trust God in the process?

APPLY

Having to wait is part of being human, but waiting through trial and hardship is particularly difficult. Have a group member read 2 Peter 3:8-9 aloud. How does it relate to Israel’s situation in the opening lines of Exodus? How is it relevant to your current circumstances?

What trial is currently keeping you in waiting? Is it sinful to want our times of trial to be short? Why or why not?

CLOSE

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

TIME

Set aside a time this week for your household to read or summarize the story of Joseph (Gen. 37-45). Then go through these questions together:

How have you seen God provide for your family?

Where have you seen God make and keep His promises?

What do you hope the Lord uses your family to accomplish in His kingdom?

MOMENTS

Look for opportunities this week to talk about how God is our Provider—God meets the needs of His children.

MILESTONES

Consider how you might celebrate and commemorate God’s significant provision for your family. Some provision is not promised but worth celebrating, like life, salvation, a new job, a new house, etc. How can you establish and/or remember these spiritual milestones?

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Exodus Week 04/19/2020

Exodus: When God leads the way.

OPEN

Have someone read Exodus 12:33-14:31 aloud.

Imagine you are an Israelite in this story. What sort of reaction would you have to all these events?

REFLECT

In 12:33-42, which facts or numbers surprised you the most? Why?

In addition to the memorial practice of Passover, two others result from the story of the exodus: the consecration of the firstborn and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (13:1-16). As a group, reflect on how each of these not only pointed back to the story of the exodus but forward to the story of Christ.

How does Exodus 14 draw to a close the story of Pharaoh and the progressive hardening of his heart? Of Moses’ progressive credibility? Of God’s faithfulness? Find evidence in the text to support your answer.

APPLY

How do the stories of Passover and the Red Sea crossing correspond to your own story of being drawn out of the bondage of sin? How has reading them deepened your gratitude for the atoning work of Christ?

Re-read Exodus 13:18-19. Joseph was a man of great faith, whose very bones spoke of his belief that God would do what He had promised. His deathbed request offers a shadow of the bodily resurrection all believers await and shows a healthy understanding of what it means to dwell as a stranger in a strange land. How can we emulate Joseph’s faith in our daily decisions and challenges in such a way that our lives look discernibly different from those of unbelievers?

CLOSE

What attribute of God did you see in this week’s passage that particularly struck you? How should it change the way you pray, think, speak or act this week?

IDEAS FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

TIME

Set aside a time this week for your household to read Exodus 12:33-14:31. Then go through these questions together:

How did the Lord rescue the Israelites out of Egypt?

Do you think you would have trusted God to rescue you after witnessing His many signs and wonders? Do you think the Israelites ever struggled with doubt or idolatry?

Why is it hard for us to trust God, even when He has rescued us and done so many incredible things?

How we can help each other deal with doubt?

MOMENTS

In moments of discipline this week, remind your kids that we all struggle with sin—it’s more than just the bad things we think, feel, do and say; it’s why we do them. Our hearts are sick with sin. Remind them of our sinful nature—all people are slaves to sin; we both choose it and have no choice. Encourage them to take heart in God because He is merciful—God does not give His children the punishment they deserve.

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