1. What was the significance of God instructing Moses to build the Tabernacle? Why did He choose this specific way to dwell among the Israelites?
2. How do the materials and design of the Tabernacle reflect the idea of holiness and reverence in worship?
Discussion Questions Exodus 19 & 20
1. Setting the Scene: Begin by asking participants to summarize the key events and messages in Exodus 19-20.
What stood out to them the most?
2. Covenant Relationship: In Exodus 19, we see God establishing a covenant with the Israelites.
What does this covenant signify, and how does it relate to our relationship with God today?
3. The Ten Commandments: Explore the Ten Commandments given in Exodus 20.
How do these commandments guide our moral and ethical decisions in the modern world?
Are there any specific commandments that you find particularly relevant today?
4. The Role of Moses: Moses played a significant role in conveying God's message to the people.
What qualities did Moses exhibit that we can learn from as leaders and followers of God in our lives?
5. Worship and Obedience: Discuss the importance of worship and obedience in the context of Exodus 19-20.
How can we apply these principles in our daily lives to strengthen our relationship with God?
6. Holiness and Separation: In Exodus 19, God emphasizes the need for the Israelites to consecrate themselves.
How does the concept of holiness apply to us today, and what steps can we take to live a life set apart for God?
7. Grace and Law: How do Exodus 19-20 balance the ideas of God's grace and the requirements of the law?
How can we find this balance in our faith journey?
8. Community Responsibility: Discuss the communal aspect of the commandments.
How do our actions as individuals impact the community of believers, and how can we support one another in living out God's commandments?
9. Application in Daily Life: Encourage participants to share practical ways they can apply the lessons from Exodus 19-20 in their everyday lives.
How can we be better disciples by living out the principles discussed in these chapters?
10. Reflection and Personal Commitment: Have each participant reflect on what they can personally take away from this passage and commit to implementing in their lives. Share personal insights and goals for growth.
1. Following God's Guidance: In Exodus 15:22-23, the Israelites followed God's guidance into the wilderness. Have you ever felt led by God into a situation that seemed uncertain or challenging? How did you respond, and what did you learn from that experience?
Discussion Questions Exodus 13:1 - 14
1. Navigating Unforeseen Paths: In Exodus 13:17, we see that God led the Israelites on a longer route instead of the shorter one to the Promised Land. Why do you think God chose this path for them? How might this relate to our own experiences of following God's lead, even when the path seems uncertain or unexpected?
2. Facing Obstacles and Fear: When the Israelites reached the Red Sea in Exodus 14, they were faced with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. How do you think they felt in that moment? Can you relate to times in your own life when you've encountered obstacles that made you feel trapped or fearful? How did you respond?
1. In Exodus 11, we see God announcing the final plague, the death of the firstborn. How does this plague emphasize the seriousness of Pharaoh's hardened heart? What does it reveal about God's justice and sovereignty?
2. Exodus 12 introduces the Passover instructions. How does the symbolism of the lamb's blood on the doorposts relate to Christ as the ultimate sacrificial Lamb in the New Testament?
Plague 1: Water Turned to Blood (Exodus 7:14-25)
1. How did Pharaoh react initially, and how did he respond to Moses and Aaron's demands?
2. Are there areas in your life where you've relied on something other than God for sustenance? How can you shift your focus towards trusting God more fully?
3. Are there times when you've hardened your heart against God's messages or promptings? How can you cultivate a more receptive heart?
Plague 2: Frogs (Exodus 8:1-15)
1. How did Pharaoh's request for Moses and Aaron to intercede reveal his understanding of their power?
2. Are there "frogs" in your life—things that seem to multiply and become overwhelming? How can you seek God's help in addressing them?
3. In what ways do you tend to negotiate with God, promising to change certain behaviors if He provides a specific outcome? How can you develop a more genuine willingness to obey?