Sunday, November 16, 2014

Exodus 25-31; Lesson 10

Chuck's Study this week:

Homiletics                              Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     10                           Passage Exodus 25-31
Content (List of Topics or Events)
God's direction for making the Tabernacle (Exodus 25-27)
a. Offering to Lord (25:1-7)
b. Tabernacle Furnishing 25:8-40)
- Ark, Atonement cover, table, lampstand, seven lamps
c. Tabernacle  (26:1-29)
- Ten curtains, tent over tabernacle, upright frames, crossbars
d. Tabernacle setup (26:30-27:21
God's instructions for Priests (Exodus 28-30)
a. Selection of Priests (28:1)
b. Garments for Priests defined (28:2-28;31-43)
c. Aaron attire represents Israel (28:29-30)
d. Sacrifice – consecration and atonement (29-30)

God's provision for workers and Sabbath rest (Exodus 31)
a. Selection of Workers   (31:1-11)
b.  Sabbath Observance (31:12-18)


Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
God's direction for making the Tabernacle
Exodus 25-27
God's instructions for Priests
Exodus 28-30
God's provision for workers and Sabbath rest
Exodus 31


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
God's direction for building the Tabernacle, Priest and worker's rest.
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that a holy people are respectful of each other, celebrates the Holy God and maintain the covenant relationship with Him
Specific Application Questions
1.
How does the Lord dwell in you life; how is He a central part of your life focus?
2.
In what ways do you set apart and identify and honor the royalty of God?
3.
How has the Lord set you apart for a special task?
Principles to Remember
1.
God is with us and dwells with His own
2.
God honors our sacrifice of love
3.
We all have a skill to be used to make Jesus famous



Monday, November 10, 2014

Exodus 21-24; Lesson 9

Chuck's study this week:
Homiletics                                                                            Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     9                                                                              Passage Exodus 21-24
Content (List of Topics or Events)
God’s Civil Laws and Justice described for Israel (Exodus 21-23:13)
a. Justice for Servants (21:1-11)
b. Justice and liabilities parents, slaves and others (21:12-27)
c. Liabilities for damages caused by livestock (21:28-36)
d. Restitution for stealing and damages (22:1-17)
e. Conduct of holy people (22:18-23:13)
God’s Festivals of Celebration and the “I will” actions in response. (Exodus 23:14-31)
a. Three festivals to the Lord  (23:14-19)
b. Angel of the Lord ahead of His people (23:20-26)
c. God “I will” confound enemies  (23:27-30)
d. God “I will” give you the lands of promise (23:31-33)  

God’s Glory visible in Covenant and Commands while Moses meets with God (Exodus 24)
a. God invites Moses and elders to come to him   (24:1-2)
b.  People say they will follow God’s laws (24:3-4)
c. People sacrificed to God confirming covenant (24:5-8)
d. Glory of the Lord seen (24:9-18)
Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
God’s Civil Laws and Justice described for Israel
Exodus 21-23:13
God’s Festivals of Celebration and the “I will” actions in response.
Exodus 23:14-31
God’s Glory visible in Covenant and Commands while Moses meets with God
Exodus 24


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Civil laws, festivals and covenants established for God’s holy nation
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that a holy people are respectful of each other, celebrates the Holy God and maintain the covenant relationship with Him
Specific Application Questions
1.
What how do you reflect God in your lifestyle; are you generous?
2.
How do you celebrate your relationship with God beyond Sunday Morning?
3.
Is God’s glory visible in you?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God has ordained our laws so that we are respectful of each other
2.
We have much to celebrate in the provisions of God going before us
3.
The glory of God is visible as we reflect Him in our lives
4.



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Exodus 19 - 20; Lesson 8

MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, “At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.’ ’ ” - Exodus 16:11-12 (NIV)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 19
1. Exodus 19:1 - 6 On the first day of the third month after leaving Egypt Moses went the mountain to meet with God, and the Lord called to Moses, “This is what you are to say to the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself so obey me and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession and I will make you a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
2. Exodus 19:7 - 8 So Moses went back to tell the elders of the people and the people responded that they would do everything God said and Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.
3. Exodus 19:9 – 15 Then the Lord told Moses that He would appear before the people as a cloud and the people will hear us and trust Moses so the Lord did so and told Moses to consecrate the people and tell them not to approach the mountain, but clean themselves and abstain from sex.
4. Exodus 19:16 – 23 On the morning of the third day, Moses led the people to the mountain to meet with God and as Moses spoke, the voice of God answered him telling to warn the people that even the priests must be consecrated or the Lord will punish the, and put limits around the mountain to set it apart as holy.
5. Exodus 19:24 – 25 The Lord to Moses to bring Aaron up on to the mountain, but that the priests and people must not or God will be angry.
Exodus 20
6. Exodus 20:1 – 12 And God gave the people the Ten Commandments saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
7. Exodus 20:13 – 17 “You shall have no other gods before me nor will you make an image of me nor worship them; You shall not take the Lord’s name in vain; remember the Sabbath; Honor your Mom and Dad; “You shall not murder”; “You shall not commit adultery; ”You shall not steal.” Nor give false testimony against your neighbor; nor covet your neighbors things, nor wife servant, or other belongings.
8. Exodus 20:18 – 21 the people are afraid of God but Moses says not to be afraid but that God has come to test them so that the fear of God will keep everyone from sinning, which caused the people to remain at a distance while Moses approached where God was.
9. Exodus 20:22 – 23 The lord to Moses to tell the people not to make any gods to be alongside him nor make gods of silver or gold.
10. Exodus 20:24 – 24 The Lord said, “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle”
11. Exodus 20:25 - 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, keep it simple for you will defile it if you enhance it with chisel, and do not build my altar on the top of steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’


Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

1. Exodus 19:1 - 15 God brings the Israelites to Mt Sinai and commands them how to consecrate themselves for ceremonial purity.

Application: How are you preparing yourself when approaching God?

2. Exodus 19:16 - 25 Moses and God meet on the mountain sending Moses back to the Israelites with a warning about respecting His holiness.  

Application: How do you respect God’s holiness and righteousness?

3. Exodus 20 God gives the Israelites His Ten Commandments.

Application: Which of God’s commandments comes to mind first and which last? Why?


Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God demands fear and reverence to live by His commandments.


AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that God’s Ten Commandments are organized into two groups: The first four focus on our conduct toward God, and the next six on our conduct toward one another.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Exodus 15:22 - 18:27; Lesson 7

Homiletics                                        Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     7                                        Passage Exodus 15:22-18:27
Content (List of Topics or Events)
Israelite Discontented Grumbling with God’s Response (Exodus 15:22-17:7)
a. Grumbled for water – Lord shows Moses wood with listening test (15:22-27)
b. Grumbled for food – Lord provides manna and quail with test follow instructions (16:1-36)
c. Grumbled for Water with demonstration that Lord was present (17:1-7)
Israel victory over Amalekites with Moses raising staff of God (Exodus 17:8-16)
a. Amalekites attach Israel  (17:8)
b. Moses selects Joshua to fight Amalekites and Moses supported in holding up staff of God for victory (17:9-13)
c. Scroll and Alter created to remember  (17:14-16)

Jethro visits with recommendation for appointing judges and delegating authority (Exodus 18:1-27)
a. Jethro visits with Moses’ wife and sons telling of God’s doing  (18:1-10)
b.  Jethro delighted in God’s work and brings offering (18:1)
c. Crossing the sea and Egyptians killed (14:15-31)
d. Praise to the Lord (15:1-21)

Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Israelite Discontented Grumbling with God’s Response
Exodus 15:22-17:7
Israel victory over Amalekites with Moses raising staff of God
Exodus 17:8-16
Jethro visits with recommendation for appointing judges and delegating authority
Exodus 18:1-27


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Exodus brings grumbling, manna and victory while under God’s banner
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that God hears our cries, wants us to follow His guidance, be satisfied in His abundance  and to see victory over our enemies.
Specific Application Questions
1.
Where don’t you trust in God’s provision and balk at Him?
2.
In what ways to you need to get under God’s banner for victory over your enemies (sin)?
3.
What things do you need to let go of and let others handle?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God will provide
2.
Relying on Jesus will bring victory over your enemies.  Only Trust Him
3.
God doesn’t want you to do it all; just your part
4.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Exodus 11:1-15:21; Lesson 6

John's study this week:

MEMORY VERSE: “And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” — Exodus 7:5 (NIV)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 11:1-15:21
Exodus 11
1. Exodus 11:1 – 10 The Lord tells Moses, ‘One more plague and Pharaoh will drive you out so the everyone to ask their neighbors for silver and gold and know that at midnight I will bring death to every fist born son of Egypt, and my people will be allowed to leave but Pharaoh’s heart will remain hardened.
2. Exodus 12:1 – 12 The Lord tells Moses and Aaron that He will start a new tradition that on the 10th day of this month the Hebrews are to take a year old lamb without defect, then on the 14th day slaughter them at twilight, then taking their blood mark the doorframes of your houses where you will eat, then roast and eat the lamb along with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast, leave nothing; it is the Lord’s Passover.
3. Exodus 12:13 – 20 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, so no destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
4. Exodus 12:21 – 32  Moses summoned the elders of Israel and gives instructions on what to do with the Passover meal and what will happen with the plague until the 1st born died.
5. Exodus 12:33 – 42 The Israelites, some 600,000 men plus women and children, did as the Lord commanded, taking both their own possessions and livestock plus plunder from the Egyptians as well as many other people, leaving Egypt 430 years to the day of living in Egypt and the Lord kept vigil over them that night.
6. Exodus 12:43 – 51 The Lord outlines restrictions of the Passover celebration, to which the Israelites did as the Lord commanded and on that day the Lord brought them out of the land of Egypt.
7. Exodus 13:1 – 3 The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”  Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. 
8. Exodus 13:4 – 16 Moses explains the celebration of redemption and what the Lord promises to the faithful; and that as a people, they were to give over the first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, and, that every male is to be circumcised.
9. Exodus 13:17 – 22 God lead Moses (taking with them the bones of Joseph) and the Israelites around the Philistine country by the desert road toward the Red Sea, now prepared for battle, leading them by a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light.
10. Exodus 14: 1 – 12 The Lord sets up the final ‘fight’ with Pharaoh by having the Israelites camp by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon, so when Pharaoh approached with his chariots and army the Israelites cried out to the Lord as they were terrified and cried out to Moses in despair that they might all die in the desert.
11. Exodus 14:13: 18 Moses answers the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord for He will fight for you; you need only be still.” and the Lord told them to move on with Moses stretching out his staff over the sea to divide the water for the Israelites and the Egyptians will know the He is the Lord and He will gain glory through the next actions.
12. Exodus 14:19 – 28 Interestingly, the angel of the Lord changed positions to being behind the Israelites to protect them, so through the night Moses, staff in hand, and the Lord driving back the sea turning the Red Sea into dry land for the Israeli’s to pass through, but the Egyptians pursued them until the Lord commanded Moses to stretch out his hand (from the far side) over the water and the Lord had the water flow over the Egyptians leaving no survivors.
13 Exodus 14:29 – 31 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore and the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
14. Exodus 15:1 – 21 Moses and the Israelites sang a song to the Lord proclaiming God exalted, and praising him for deliverance telling the story of the saving grace of God, and Miriam and the women danced sang praises to God.

Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

1. Exodus 11 God declares and prepares His people for the final plague on Egypt, the death of first born.

Application: When has God told you to go, but you hesitated until he compels you to move?


2. Exodus 12 God institutes the Passover and the final plague passes over Egypt

Application: God gives direction. Do you heed such?


3. Exodus 13 God prepares Israel for its imminent departure out of Egypt

Application: What assurance do you draw from God’s word today about His plan and protection for you?


4. Exodus 14 – 15:21 God protects His people and vanquishes His enemy in a plan to bring the Israelites into belief that God is God, and that His actions always bring Him glory.

Application: What do you have to sing and dance about as God protects or delivers you daily?


Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God’s prepares, directs and protects His people for deliverance. 


AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that following God’s commands yields His protection, favor and deliverance to His people.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Exodus 6:28-10:29; Lesson 5

Chuck's Study this week:

Homiletics                                         Study of Life of Moses
Lesson     5                                              Passage Exodus 6:28-10:29
Content (List of Topics or Events)
Remarkable plan to know mighty power of God (YHWH)  (Exodus 6:28-7:6)
a. God instructs Moses to tell everything I tell you with Moses pushback (6:28-29)
b. Made you like a god to Pharaoh Moses (7:1-2)
c. Pharaoh hardened; he won’t listen to you . (3-4)
d. God will bring out Israelites and Egyptians will know YHWH is God (5)
e. Moses and Aaron did as God directed (6-7)

Mighty acts of God demonstrated to Pharaoh; they are replicated and Pharaoh’s  refusal to listen to God (Exodus 7:8-8:15)
a. Miracle of staff to snake; replicated with demonstration of God’s superiority  (7:8-13)
b. Plague of Nile to Blood; magician replicated with refusal to listen (7:14-24)

Pharaoh sees ramifications of hard heart with ever increasing destructive plagues and expanding knowledge that God is God (Exodus 8:16-10:29)
a. Gnats bring magician acknowledgment “finger of God” (8:16-19)
b.  Files bring Pharaoh acknowledgment and bargaining with God (8:20-32)
c. Livestock taking belongings away (9:1-7)
d. Boils taking health away (9:8-12)
e. Hail and Locust taking wealth; bargaining with God.
f. Darkness and insult on who Pharaoh is as a “god”
Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Division
Scripture
Remarkable plan to know mighty power of God (YHWH)
 Exodus 6:28-7:6
Mighty acts of God demonstrated to Pharaoh; they are replicated and Pharaoh’s  refusal to listen to God
 Exodus 7:8-8:15
Pharaoh sees ramifications of hard heart with ever increasing destructive plagues and expanding knowledge that God is God
 Exodus 8:16-10:29


Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Miracles and plagues bring realization without acceptance of God’s will
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that God demands faithful followers that will be used to tell the wonders of our mighty God
Specific Application Questions
1.
In what ways do you listen and follow God’s leading?
2.
Are you trying to discount the power of God in your life?
3.
What decisions are you making that is bringing destruction to yourself and those around you?
4.

Principles to Remember
1.
God can show Himself through you.
2.
Self reliance doesn’t discount dependence on God in all things
3.
The focus of our heart can bring eternal destruction
4.



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Exodus 5:1 - 6:27; Lesson 4

John's Study this week:

MEMORY VERSE: “And whoever wants to be first must be your slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” — Matthew 20:27-28 (NIV84)

Content Sentences (10 – 15 summary sentences)

Exodus 5:1 – 6:27
1. Exodus 5:1 - 2 Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh and said, The Lord says let my people go! But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.”
2. Exodus 5:3 – 5 Moses and Aaron said that the God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, Pharaoh said, why are you taking the people away from their labor? Get back to your work!”
3. Exodus 5:6 – 13 Pharaoh then gives orders that the people are to make brick without straw, but no quota will be reduced, so the slave drivers obeys telling the people to do such in obedience so they scoured the land for any stubble to use, but still fell behind.
4. Exodus 5:14 - 19 Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?” to which the Israelite overseers appealed to Pharaoh, who rebuffed them as lazy.
5. Exodus 5:19 – 21 When the Israelite overseers left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them, and they said, “May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”
6. Exodus 5:22 - 23 Moses returned to the Lord and erroneously said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”
Exodus 6:1 – 27
7. Exodus 6:1 – 3 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
And God also said, “I am the Lord and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself fully known to them. 
8. Exodus 6:4 – 5 God also stated the He established a covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners and that he has heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
9. Exodus 6:6 – 8 God tells Moses to tell the Israelites:
·        I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 
·        I will free you from being slaves to them, and
·        I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 
·        I will take you as my own people, and
·        I will be your God. Then you will know that
·        I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. 
·        I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
10. Exodus 6:9 - 12 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor, so the Lord said to Moses, “Go, tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country.” but Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with faltering lips? Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh, and he commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
11. Exodus 6:14 - 25 Moses then describes the families and their lineage
12. Exodus 6:26 – 27 God tells Moses and Aaron  to bring the Israelites out of Egypt by their family divisions.

Divisions (major divisions of the passage: 2 – 4)

Exodus 5:1 - 14 Pharaoh hears Moses, but responds with a command making things worse for the Israelites

Application: How can we face rejection yet remain true to God’s commands?

Exodus 5:15 - 23 Pharaoh rebukes the slave drivers and leaders of Israel making matters worse.

Application: We may not see God’s ultimate plans for us, but by faith and frank conversation with God, we can persevere through.

Exodus 6:1 – 14 God comforts Moses through reminding Moses of His covenant and His seven “I wills.”

Application: Can you recall a time where God brought up his past performance in keeping His promises to you?

Exodus 6:15 – 27 God reminds us of his faithfulness through the genealogies of Jacob’s first three children: Reuben, Simeon and Levi.

Application: Remember from where your heritage comes from.

Subject Sentence (ten words or less)

God’s promises and assurances to Moses over rides Pharaoh’s burdens.


AIM (One principle teaching point from the passage)

To cause the audience to see (TCTATS) that God is faithful through generations and Hid promises will never be broken.