Happy first Wednesday of our summer long study of Exodus. I am excited to learn with you as we dive into this scripture written by Moses. Today we learn about the beginning of his story.
_ Have you ever seen the Lord bring someone into salvation over time? What did it teach you about God? If not, is there someone you see in your life currently, that Christ is starting to work in, walking them out of captivity?
Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ Exodus 1:22-2:10]
22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.” 2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. 4 And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. 5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews' children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions to help make additional observations to clarify the main point)
_ What command does Pharaoh give in vs.22 of chapter 1? Does this sound similar to any other commands in the bible? What was the purpose behind this command?
_ What do we find the woman doing with her child in v.2 of chapter 2? Why?
_ What incredible act of faith is displayed by the mother in v.3? What was her faith in exactly?
_ Who do we find in v.5-6, noticing and then coming to the child? What does the person notice about the baby? Why is this important?
_ Who do we find talking to Pharaoh's daughter in vs. 7? Is there purpose behind the question asked?
_ Who do we find nursing the child in the end w/ extra benefit in v.8-9? What does this teach about faith in God’s sovereignty?
_ What does Pharaoh’s daughter name the child? Why is the child named this?
_ What good-news about Jesus (salvation, forgiveness, help, comfort) do we discover in this passage?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and respond to what I learned today with a simple concrete step of action/obedience? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs)
+ WHO are you walking with that you might pass along or encourage what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family around the dinner table, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)