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Week 5, November 12, 2017
Exodus 11-13 “Freed to Serve: Memories are Made of This”
1) Passover Pattern: God likes patterns. On the mount of transfiguration, Jesus talked with Moses and Elijah about his coming EXODUS (Luke 9:31). In what ways was the first exodus a pattern for the second exodus? Consider how both involve redemption from slavery (Rom. 6:6) and salvation from death (Rom. 6:23) on the basis of faith in (Heb. 11:28) someone’s death on my behalf (1 Cor. 5:7; 1 Pet. 1:18-19). How does this pattern help you place yourself in the exodus story?
2) God’s Calendar: Israel’s very calendar was founded on the work of God (Exod. 12:2) and Exodus 12 and 13 are loaded with instructions for Israel’s annual feast days. How is our calendar as Christians (large and small) punctuated by reminders of what God has done for us (Mark 14:12; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)? These reminders often need explaining — what aspects of our Christian lives do we need to “explain” to our children (Exod. 12:25-27; 13:8, 14)?
3) Surprising Donations: As the plagues continued, the Israelites and their God grew in favor with the Egyptians (Exod. 11:3; 12:36). When they finally left Egypt, they were given a large parting gift (Gen. 15:14; Exod. 3:21-22). What two, opposite reasons might have motivated the Egyptian’s generosity (one hand – Exod. 12:36 // other hand – Exod. 7:5; 9:20-21; 12:38)?
4) Faith in… On the night of the Passover, Bob, an Israelite, said to Fred, his cousin, “I’m a little nervous about my son… Some weird stuff has been happening lately.” Fred confidently replied, “I’m not! I put the blood on the door. Didn’t you?” “Yeah,” Bob said, “but…” The angel of death passed through Egypt. Whose son was spared? Why?