Exodus: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

July 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Exodus | Leave a comment
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Key Themes in the Book of Exodus:

1. The Lord sets His people free. (Exodus 5:1)
SIGN: The actual “exiting” from Egypt (Exodus 12:51)
SEAL: The plagues – especially the death of the firstborn (Exodus 12:29)
DELIVERANCE: The destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea (Exodus 14:27) [If you are a Christian, the Lord has set you free and He has destroyed the power of your enemies.]

2. The freedom which the Lord grants comes with the responsibility of obedience. (Exodus 15:26)
SIGN: The Decalogue and the Covenant Code (Exodus 20:1)
SEAL: The splashing of blood (Exodus 24:6-8)
DELIVERANCE: A true system of worship (Exodus 20:23-24)

3. The Lord allows trials and tests to strengthen faith. (Exodus 14:3-4)
SIGNS: Trapped at the Red Sea; Amalekite attack; lack of water and food (Exodus 14:10, 17:8-9, 16:2-4, 17:1-3)
SEALS: Red Sea parted (Exodus 14:21-22); water and manna provided (Exodus 15:25, 16:13-15)
DELIVERANCE: Promise of a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8)

4. The Lord wants intimate worship. (Exodus 6:7)
SIGN: The appointment of Moses as mediator and intercessor (Exodus 19:3, 32:11-14)
SEAL: The instruction to build a tabernacle in the midst of the people (Exodus 25:8)
DELIVERANCE: The continuing office of priests (Exodus 40:15)

5. The Lord wants sacrificial worship from His people. (Exodus 3:18)
SIGN: Offerings would be integral to worship (Exodus 13:15)
SEAL: The acceptance of shed blood for the remission of sins (Exodus 29:10-22)
DELIVERANCE: The provision by God of the things to be sacrificed, as opposed to Pharaoh’s cruel order that they find their own straw (Exodus 12:22-23, 5:10-12)

6. The Lord wants to abide permanently with His people. (Exodus 19:5-6)
SIGN: The promise of the Lord to be their national and personal God (Exodus 33:12-17)
SEAL: A detailed, intricate, specific, yet mobile, tabernacle, as opposed to pilgrimages to a holy place (Exodus 25:9)
DELIVERANCE: The glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34)

Links to lessons in the Exodus category:

1. God’s People in the World (Exodus 1)
2. Moses as a Type of Christ (Exodus 1-2)
3. How God Prepares Leaders (Exodus 2-3)
4. When It’s Time to Cut Loose (Exodus 2, 4:21-26)
5. What Is God Like? (Exodus 3, 15:11)
6. Don’t Beat around the Bush (Exodus 3-4)
7. Spiritual Arteriosclerosis (Exodus 4, 7-11, 14)
8. This Is Not a Negotiation (Exodus 5, 7, 8, 10, 14)
9. Beware False Finger-Pointing (Exodus 5)
10. The Manager Who Thought He Was an Owner (Exodus 7:5; Luke 20:9-16)
11. Knowing that He Is the Lord (Exodus 7, 8, 14)
12. Smiting the Gods (Exodus 7-8)
13. Outer Darkness and Inner Darkness (Exodus 10)
14. Evil Angels (Exodus 11-12)
15. The Passover: Killing, Purging, and Eating (Exodus 12)
16. The Lambs that Were Silenced but Still Speak Today (Exodus 12)
17. A Fawning Farewell (Exodus 12)
18. Remembering the Garlic (Exodus 12-13; Numbers 11:4-10)
19. The Why behind the What and the How (Exodus 13)
20. A Three-Item To-Do List before Leaving Egypt Behind (Exodus 13)
21. Two Miracles: A Parted Sea and a Hardened Heart (Exodus 14)
22. Delaying Dutifully During Deliverance (Exodus 14)
23. Poetry, Dancing, and the Wondrous Fear of God (Exodus 15)
24. When the Lord Becomes Your Song (Exodus 15)
25. Omniscience, Obstacles, Opportunities, and Overruling Oversight (Exodus 15-16)
26. The Bookends of Faith (Part 1) (Exodus 3:13-14, 16; John 6:26-51)
27. How to Raise Your Hand During a Test (Exodus 17)
28. A Busy Time-Out (Exodus 18-19)
29. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Revelatory) (Exodus 20)
30. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Restrictive) (Exodus 20)
31. Three Reasons for Ten Commandments (Reflective) (Exodus 20)
32. Three Words about God: His Supremacy, His Image, and His Name (Exodus 20:1-7)
33. A Fourth Word about God: His Rest (Exodus 20:3-11)
34. Teaching the 3rd and 4th Commandments to Children (Exodus 20:7-8) *
35. Catechism Question 2 (Exodus 20:11)
36. The Horizontal Words (Exodus 20:12-17)
37. Frightening Words (Exodus 20:18-20)
38. Reverence as a Warning Against Idolatry (Exodus 20:18-26)
39. A Justice Sandwich (Exodus 21)
40. Properly Promoting the Principle of Personal Property (Exodus 22)
41. A Revelation of a Violation against Revilation (Exodus 22:28)
42. Peer Pressure and Robin Hood Theology Exposed (Exodus 23:2-3)
43. The Forbidden Recipe and the Special Angel (Exodus 23:19-21, 20:22-23)
44. A Bloody Confirmation and Covenant (Exodus 23-24)
45. Restriction and Freedom in Worship (Exodus 24-25)
46. Worship Is about Sacrifice (Exodus 26-28)
47. Oh, be Careful, Little Ears, Thumbs, and Toes (Exodus 29)
48. The True Consecration (Exodus 29-31)
49. Why We Can, and Cannot, Have Nice Things (Exodus 31-32)
50. Syncretism and Sexual Sin (Exodus 32:5-6)
51. Corrupt Curving off Course (Exodus 32:7-9)
52. The Intercessory Prayer of Moses (Exodus 32:10-13)
53. The Personality of God (Exodus 32, 14:12)
54. When the Word of God Crashes the Party (Exodus 32:15-20)
55. The Consequences of Partying Naked (Exodus 32:21-25)
56. The Great Peradventure (Exodus 32:26-30)
57. God’s Unassisted Bookkeeping (Exodus 32:31-35)
58. What Moses Really Wanted from God (Exodus 33)
59. Catechism Question 13 (Exodus 33:20)
60. The Relief and Terror of God’s Presence (Exodus 34)
61. Unveiled Glory and Unguarded Giving (Exodus 34-35; II Corinthians 3:7-18)
62. Up to Spec (Exodus 35-38)
63. Command-Fulfillment Pattern (Exodus 35-40)
64. The Tabernacle Completed, Inspected, and Turned over to the Owner (Exodus 40)

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