Sunday, December 21, 2014

Exodus 19-Outline

Study: The Giving of the Law

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: God’s Deliverance

Learn: God’s Requirements

·       Exodus 19
o   2 Focus Points
§  1. Obedience- Exodus 19:3-6; 10; 14; 22; 11-13; 21-25
a. Covenant- (vs. 3-6) Genesis 15 and 17)
b. Purification- (vs. 10; 14; 22)
c. Boundaries- (vs. 11-13; 21-25)

§  2. God’s Presence-Exodus 9; 16-20
a. The Cloud (vs. 9)
b. The Fire (vs. 16-20)

1.    Obedience-submissive to authority; comply with orders; fulfill one’s responsibility.

-Exodus 19:3-6; 10; 14; 22; 11-13; 21-25

Bonus Question: What was so significant about Mount Sinai?

God gives Moses and the people of Israel 3 commands/instructions He wants them to obey. Let’s look at each one.

A. The Covenant-vs. 3-6
§  Why does God remind the people of Israel what He did for them and to the Egyptians?

·       Why does God remind us what He did for us through Jesus?

¨     Why do we constantly need these reminders?

§  What is the first thing in verse 5 God says He wants the Israelites to do?

¨     What covenant was made between God and the people? Genesis 15 and 17

¨     What 2 benefits will the people of Israel receive if they obey and keep His covenant?
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§  When Moses returned from the mountain, whom did he meet with according to verse 7?

§  What was their response to Moses in verse 8?

§  What do you find so interesting about the last part of verse 8?

                  B. The Purification-to make pure or remove blemishes; make ritually clean.
                  -Exodus 19:10, 14, and 22

§  Why is purification so important to God?

§  Why was it important to God for the people of Israel to be purified?

§  In verse 10 what did God require them to do in order to be acceptable when He came?

§  How did Moses follow through with God’s command in verse 14?

·       What was the significance of  “washing”?

·       How do we purify ourselves physically and spiritually?

·       What difference is there today, between us on this side, and the Israelites before Christ?

·       Why did Moses tell the people in verse 15 to abstain from having sexual intercourse?

·       Why did it take 3 days?

·       List 5 ways we can purify ourselves before we meet with God

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·       God makes a strong statement about the Priests purifying themselves in verse 22? Why?
·       What would happen to them if they didn’t purify themselves?

·       What does this tell us about God?

C. The Boundaries-
                  Exodus 19:11-13; 21-25

§  Why did God want Moses to set up boundary lines?

§  What would be the consequence for anyone who crossed the boundary line?

·       Today Jesus has set up boundary lines for us. Why?

¨     List 5 benefits of staying within His set boundaries?
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¨     List 5 consequences for stepping outside of God’s boundaries?
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§  In verse 13 why did God even require the animals to stay within the boundary lines?

§  What do you think would happen if those who disobeyed were touched?

§  Why did God tell the people of Israel to not touch those who crossed the lines?

§  In verse 21-22, why did God remind the people of Israel again, not to climb the mountain or cross the boundary lines?

·       Why do we need to be reminded several times of our boundary lines?

·       How do we benefit from these reminders?

§  What was Moses protesting against in verse 23?

§  What took place between God and Moses that made him protest according to verse 24?

§  Why did God want Aaron to come up on the mountain with Moses?

§  What did God say He would do to the people and priests that crossed the boundaries?

2. God’s Presence
                  Exodus 19:9; 16-20   

§  How would God’s presence impact and influence the people of Israel?

·       Why was this important to God?

·       Why did He want them to hear His voice?

¨     How do we hear the voice of God today?

§  In verse 9 how did God say He would appear to the people?

·       Why a cloud?

§  List the events that took place on the 3rd day according to the verses listed below.

¨     Verse 16-

¨     Verse 17-

¨     Verse 18-

¨     Verse 19-

¨     Verse 20-

§  Read Deuteronomy 4:9-14 and then describe in your own words how powerful and real God’s presence is to you.

§  How has your life been impacted by God’s presence?

§  When was the 1st time Jesus made His presence known to you like He did in verses 16-20?

§  Read Psalm 104:32
·       How does this verse describe God’s holiness and power?

§  What does the fire represent in verse 18 and why do we associate fire with God?


1. Obedience is merely fulfilling your responsibility-take joy in it.
2. Remember the covenant Christ made with you when He died on the Cross and never lose sight of it.
3. Never go a day without allowing the Lord to purify you.
4. As a part of the Body of Christ, do your job well.
5.  Find joy in the boundaries God has set around you. They are for your good and protection.
6. Praise God for His daily presence in your life


1. What two areas do you know you need to be more obedient in?

2. What areas do you struggle with most, when it comes to being obedient?

-What steps can you take on your part to become more obedient?

-What does your lack of obedience communicate to God and others?

3. According to 1 John 1:9 what must we do in order to be forgiven and cleansed?

4.  Why is it important for you to confess your sins daily before the Lord?

5. It what ways or areas of your life has God purified you?

6. List some boundaries God has set for you that you struggle to stay within?

7. List some boundaries God has set before you that have protected and helped you?

8.  Do you find joy in the presence of God; if so, in what ways?

9. How does God’s Word bring us into the presence of God?

10. Do you long for more of God’s presence? What are some ways you can allow God to fulfill that longing within you?                 

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