LESSON NOTES

Exodus 14

V 1-4 God speaks to Moses and instructs him “turn back”, directing them to a place that is next to the “Sea”. This is most likely the Northern end of the Gulf of Suez which is a branch of the Red Sea. The place God led them to was strategically a location that Pharaoh...

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Exodus 15

Exodus 15:1-3 This is a song of praise to the Lord that goes through v 21 and is most instructional.  It’s a celebration of the triumph over Pharaoh's army giving thanks for God’s power and sovereignty. It’s similar to songs in Psalms that celebrate and reveal God's...

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Exodus 12

12:1-2 Moses and Aaron, who were Levites and priests, receive legal instructions here regarding the future observance of Passover. In these verses God changes the calendar of Israel here. Prior to this the New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah, was observed in the fall. It...

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Exodus 13

Exodus 13:1-2 Fathers and their firstborn children carried special responsibilities for family leadership. The firstborn played a major role in the Passover. The consecration and redemption of Israel relate to settling into the promised land, which Moses and Israel...

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Deuteronomy 8 – 9

Deuteronomy 8:3-5 Allowing them to hunger was part of God’s provision for humbling them in the wilderness and then providing the miraculous daily supply of manna (Exod 16:1-30).  The manna pictured more than just nourishing food but the word of God, which nourishes...

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Exodus 11

Exodus 11:1-3 Moses did not know how many plagues would come on Egypt but is now told that the final plague was at hand; God had shown who had true power and that the gods of Egypt were nothing. The Egyptians realized that resistance to Israel’s God was useless. They...

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Exodus 10

Exodus 10:1-2 In the eighth plague God follows his command to go to Pharaoh with an explanation that was for the benefit of Moses and the Israel throughout their generations. God reminds Moses and all future generations, that Pharaoh’s intransigence was His doing and...

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Exodus 9

Exodus 9:1-3 Moses is sent again with a demand and warning. God was Israel’s master not Pharaoh. Refusing to honor God’s command would have further consequences. Each of the plagues were judgments against the myriad of gods that Egypt worshipped. They believed that...

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Exodus 8

Exodus 8:1-4 The Lord commands Pharaoh to let His people serve Him which is an escalation of God’s demand. Initially God said in 5:1, “Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness”. and in 7:16, “Let my people go, so that they may worship...

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Exodus 7

Exodus 7:1–2 Earlier in Exodus 4:14–16 Aaron is called to be Moses’ spokesman to the people but here the focus is on Aaron speaking for Moses to Pharaoh, and the goal is to get the king to do the Lord’s will. God is doing this to assure Moses so that He will not doubt...

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