Sunday, September 7, 2014

Exodus 5-Outline

Exodus 5-Study Notes

Study: Exodus 5

Store-“Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Apply-Joy. Prayer. Thankfulness

Learn-Moses’ First Encounter with Pharaoh

            ***As you read Chapter 5 and the rest of Exodus I want you to mark in your Bibles or somewhere every time Moses asks Pharaoh to let the people go. We will discuss the meaning of this later on. ***

v Exodus 5
o   In this chapter we are going to focus on 4 things as we study.
§  1. Obedience
§  2. Persistence
§  3. Suffering
§  4. The Source
v 1. Obedience
o   Exodus 5:1-2
§  Refer back to Exodus 3:16-18. What did God command Moses to do?

·      According to Exodus 5:1-2 how did Moses show his obedience to God?

o   Read Psalm 37:23-24. In what ways did God fulfill this promise to Moses? (Re-read Exodus 3 and 4 then re-read Exodus 5 to see how God directed Moses’ every step.)

o   List 5 specific steps God gives Moses prior to Chapter 5.
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·      How does this reveal the truth of God’s promise in Psalm 37:23-24?

·      Why does God require obedience?

·      What response did Moses receive from Pharaoh? (Exodus 5:2) Why?

v 2.  Persistence
o   Exodus 5:3-5
§  Why were Moses and Aaron so persistent?

§  Why is it important to God that we be persistent in our faith, obedience, and telling others about Christ?

·      Read Matthew 7:7-8 what benefits do we receive in being persistent?

·      Now read Luke 18:1-8-What does God teach you about the persistent widow?

·      In what three areas do we grow in, when we stay persistent in prayer?

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§  What point does the Lord make through Pharaoh?
·      What lesson can we learn from his response?

v 3. Suffering
o   Exodus 5:6-18
§  Suffering comes in all different forms and for many different reasons.  What caused the Israelites even greater suffering?

·      The Lord knew the demand Pharaoh would place upon the Israelites, yet He allowed it. This can be a scary revelation for many Christians. Yet, one that instills a greater sense of trust in God. It can also reveal the true heart of man who endures suffering.

·      List every demand that was placed upon them and the suffering that occurred due to the strict demand.
·      How did the Israelites respond?

·      How do you respond in times of suffering? What would be revealed about you?

There has never been a greater suffering than the one Jesus endured for us. Flip over to Isaiah 53.
            How did Jesus react during His time of suffering?

            If we are to be like Christ in all ways, what is the greatest lesson we can learn from Christ’s example?

            How can these passages encourage us during times of suffering?

During times of suffering, seek the Lord and let Him reveal the truth of why you are suffering. Is it because of sin or because of your obedience to stand up and out for Christ?

v 4. The Source
o   Exodus 5:19-23
§  During times of suffering and hardship do you turn to man first or God first?

§  Who was the first person the Israelite foremen turned to?

§  According to their response in verse 21, what was the outcome from their meeting with Pharaoh?

§  Who did Moses turn to?
·      There are two things Moses did in his meeting with God.
o   1. He questioned God
o   2. He doubted God.
·      According to James 1:2-4 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 what should our response be?

Three things to apply from this chapter

1.    When we encounter situations similar to Moses’ we need to let God deal with the consequences of our obedience to Him. 
2.    Let even our RE-actions be godly
3.    Psalm 37:23-24-“The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”

Be blessed sweet ones!

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