Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at The Park. Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. If you missed this weeks message, you can listen to it here.
I encourage you to begin your group with a time of greeting and introductions. You may choose to reorder the questions below or to write your own. Work hard to facilitate discussion and avoid allowing yourself or another member to speak the entire hour. Ultimately we trust you with leading your group.
- What are some observations you had from this chapter?
- Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What theology was present in this chapter?
- What did you learn about God from reading this chapter?
What is your view of God’s providential care of creation? How much does God control the events of time? How do you understand God’s role in the journey of the people of Israel?
- Read Chapter 1 verses 8-14. The God of Israel allowed His people to be oppressed as slaves. Their lives were made to be bitter with hard service and they suffered affliction. How would you have dealt with this? Would you have doubted God’s sovereignty? Do you today?
How do you reconcile what the Hebrew midwives did in chapter 1 (15-21)? Were they justified in deceiving and disobeying Pharaoh?
- How would you describe the person of Pharaoh in light of verse 22?
What are some of the themes of the book of Exodus? Why was this book written and preserved for us to read? What part does it have to play in the history of creation and the minutia of our daily lives?