EXODUS – PART 1
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The story of Exodus in many ways typifies our redemption. In fact, the Greek word for “Exodus,” ἔξοδος (Strong’s G1841) is “an exit, departure, death.” When we give our lives over to God, our old life passes away. Through freedom in Christ we embark on a journey toward the promised land set before us.
The question is, will Satan let us go without putting up a fight? Not a chance.
The Israelites left Egypt behind with the promise of a new life and a new land before them. They were slaves in Egypt, as we too were once slaves to sin, but God sent Moses to free them and lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey.
Pharaoh did everything in his power to rebel against God. He had a tight hold on the Hebrew people and wasn’t about to free them or let go of his pride, but Pharaoh was no match for God. God had promised to free His people and nothing would stand in His way.
As we make our way through this study we’ll be looking at the 10 plagues of Egypt. It’s interesting to note that while the purpose of these plagues was to prove to the world that there is only one God, each plague was uniquely designed to cast down the many gods that the Egyptians worshipped.
The reason I chose to study this book during the Thanksgiving season is because freedom gives us much to be thankful for.
The Israelites had a bad habit of looking back. Anytime the journey got difficult they lost focus. They longed for their days back in Egypt, and failed to see the blessings at hand. It’s for this reason that we’ll be counting blessings as we make our way through.
I encourage you to get yourself a gratitude journal. You can use any notebook you have or you can pick yourself up a pretty little book at the dollar store. You also have the option of picking up the Quieting Your Heart: Gratitude Journal available at Amazon, a journal we designed specifically for this study.
Each day I offer you gratitude prompts (the schedule can be found in the free study guide) that you can use to fill in your journals. Or if you prefer, you can think of your own prompts. Record things you are thankful for, keep a record of fond memories, consider ways to express your gratitude, record something wonderful that happens each day, etc.
In the study guide, you’ll also find questions under each chapter heading. Perhaps you can discuss them with a friend, do a little research online, or better yet—do both!
How do I participate in this study?
It’s simple. If you haven’t done so already, download a copy of the FREE Bible study guide. You’ll find the download further down this page.
You can find links to all of the blog posts for the Esther Bible study above.
During the week, you’ll study at home, following the outline of the study guide. You can study alone or with a group of friends–well suited for either.
These are my favourite online Bible study tools!
Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search
FREE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE
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