In these twelve studies on the first half of Exodus, you'll encounter Israel's story of hardship and hope, discovering along with Israel that God—and God alone—is worthy of trust.
Getting the Most Out of Exodus
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
How did "the sons of Israel" fare in Egypt? How would you have felt as one of the Hebrew slaves? Why?
A Mother's Faith
What did Moses' survival cost his mother? What has been the most costly thing you have had to do for God?
Facing the Impossible
When have you felt inadequate to do something God wanted you to do? What reassurance does God give Moses?
Why does God sometimes permit our best plans and highest goals to go awry? What were the major outcomes of the first encounter between Moses and Aaron and Pharaoh?
God's Power on the Line
How did Pharaoh react to God's "mighty acts of judgment"? What is needed to keep a heart soft toward God?
Night of Deliverance
Imagine yourself as a family head in Israel. How would you explain the meaning of the Lord's Passover to your children?
Freedom & Its Cost
God rightfully claimed Israel's first-born as his own on the basis of his redeeming grace and power. On what basis does he claim Christians as living sacrifices? What feelings do you have as you think of yourself as a living sacrifice?
From Crisis to Triumph
God provided clear guidance for the journey through the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire. How does God guide Christians today?
Praise for the Past & Hope for the Future
What is the value of reciting God's victories in public singing? On what occasions have you been inspired to break out in song to God?
God Overcomes All
Faced with starvation, the Israelites attacked Moses and Aaron. In what sense were they groaning against God? What does this reveal about the true nature of complaining about our circumstances?
Of what value is a friend to whom you can tell everything? Why would Moses have needed such a friend now?
Hearing God's Voice
Moses "consecrated" the people so they could meet God. What is required of you to meet him? Why?
Total number of pages - 64 pages
James Reapsome is a former executive director of Evangelical Missions Information Service in Wheaton, Illinois, where he also served as editor of both Evangelical Missions Quarterly and World Pulse newsletter. He wrote the LifeGuide® Bible Studies Hebrews and (with his wife, Martha Reapsome) Marriage.