Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at The Park. Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons.
The book of Exodus is a great story of redemption, faith, and the sovereignty of God.
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?
In this section there are 13 references to Pharaoh’s heart being hardened. Some of the references say God hardened Pharaoh’s heart (7:3), and some refer to Pharaoh hardening his own heart (8:15). How does this affect your theology of God’s sovereignty and humanity’s free will?
When have you hardened your heart, or acted as Pharaoh (5:2)?
It took ten plagues for the people of Israel to be released. That means God brought unimaginable suffering upon the Egyptians. How do you make sense of that in light of a loving God who sent his Son to die for our sins (see Romans 9:17 for help)?
- Another noticeable theme in this section of chapters is Moses’ obedience and perseverance. He was faithful to appear before Pharaoh and ask for the release of God’s people nine times, even though Pharaoh wanted to kill him, and even though the people were angry with him. What are you standing in obedience and perseverance for in your life right now?
- What are some of the obstacles and plagues that you are enduring?