Sunday, September 21, 2014

Exodus 7-Outline

Exodus 7-Study Notes

Study: Exodus 7

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-God’s Promise of Deliverance

            ***Remember 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 7
o   Chapter 7 begins a series of God revealing His power and authority. It also begins the hardening process of Pharaoh’s heart.
o   We will break chapter 7 up into two different parts.
§  1. God’s direct guidance, His plan, and His first step of action.
§  2. The Plague of Blood and Pharaoh’s response
v Part One
o   Exodus 7:1
§  According to verse 1 what was God’s first plan of action?

§  Why was this first plan necessary?

o   Exodus 7:2-5
§  In these 4 passages God sets the stage for the upcoming events. Let’s look at each verse individually.
·      Verse 2-What is the first thing God commands Moses and Aaron to do?

·      Verse 3-How will God make Himself known to Pharaoh and the Egyptians?

·      Verse 4-Who will God bring out of Egypt according to this verse? How will He do that?

·      Verse 5- How will the Lord reveal Himself to the Egyptians?

o   How does the Lord reveal Himself to us today?
o   Exodus 7:6-13
§  Why does God mention their age in verse 7?

·      What can we learn from their age?

§  In verse 8 & 9 how does God prepare Moses and Aaron for their meeting with Pharaoh?

·      What is the first miracle God has Moses and Aaron perform?

§  In verses 10-13 what three key points stand out to you? Why?

·      In verse 11 how does Pharaoh react to the miracle Aaron performed?

·      What happened after the magicians did the same thing with their secret arts?

o   According to verse 12 what did Aaron’s snake do?
·      What was Pharaoh’s focus on?
o   If we focus more on the event, problem, or miracle rather than on the message we too can easily be lead astray.
o   Exodus 7:14-25
§  A Plague of Blood
·      What did God tell Moses to do in verse 14-15? Why?

·      Why did God want Moses to remind Pharaoh of his stubbornness and hardening heart, according to verses 16 and 17?

§  When we are reminded of our stubbornness and sinfulness, how do we react? Why do we need to be reminded?

·      Psalm 19:12-13
·      Psalm 32:3-11
·      Psalm 51:3

o   According to verse 18 what would happen when the water turned to blood?
§  How would this affect the Egyptian people?

o   How were the Egyptian magicians able to turn the water into blood? (Verse 22)

o   What was Pharaoh’s reaction after the magicians turned the water into blood? (Verses 22-25)

Cross References

7:1-Exodus 4:16
7:3-Exodus 4:21
7:4-Exodus 11:9
7:5-Exodus 8:19
7:7-Deuteronomy 34:7; Acts 7:23, 30
7:9-Exodus 4:3; Isaiah 7:11
7:11-Genesis 41:8; Exodus 8:7, 18; 2 Timothy 3:8-9
7:13-Exodus 4:21
7:14-Exodus 8:15
7:15-Exodus2:5; 8:20
7:16-Exouds 4:23
7:17-Revelation 11:6; 16:4
7:19-Exodus 14:21
7:20-Psalm 78:44; 105:29
7:22-Exodus 8:7

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