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Exodus 24:1-18  — Ratification of the Covenant

Exodus 24:1-18 — Ratification of the Covenant

BIG IDEA: THE RATIFICATION OF THE COVENANT IS ROOTED IN THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT AND IS DESIGNED TO MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD INTRODUCTION: The structure of this important transitional chapter in the book of Exodus is very intentional. There are two main sections....
Exodus 23:20-33  — Epilogue to the Book of the Covenant

Exodus 23:20-33 — Epilogue to the Book of the Covenant

BIG IDEA: THE DIVINE PROMISE OF GUIDANCE AND VICTORY MOTIVATES OBEDIENCE TO THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT IN LOYAL WORSHIP — DESPITE THE THREAT OF IDOLATRY INTRODUCTION: This is the Epilogue of the Book of the Covenant. It offers compelling motivation to obey the...
Exodus 21:12-17  — Capital Punishment Offenses

Exodus 21:12-17 — Capital Punishment Offenses

BIG IDEA: CERTAIN EGREGIOUS CRIMES ARE WORTHY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT INTRODUCTION: Any society which does not punish these types of offenses severely will be undercutting its own survival. The rationale is not so much deterrence as it is the protection of the image of...
Exodus 21:1-11  — Merciful Provisions for Hebrew Slaves

Exodus 21:1-11 — Merciful Provisions for Hebrew Slaves

BIG IDEA: FREEDOM AND PROTECTION AFFORDED TO HEBREW SLAVES (IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE CUSTOMS OF SURROUNDING PAGAN NATIONS) INTRODUCTION: The culture of slavery described in the economic system of the Israelites as they prepared to move into the Promised Land differed...
Exodus 20:1-21  — The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-21 — The Ten Commandments

BIG IDEA: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY THE CHARACTER OF GOD AND REVEAL HIS MORAL WILL FOR HIS COVENANT PEOPLE INTRODUCTION: These are not moral suggestions. These are divine commandments. Christ was able to sum up these requirements under 2 main headings: Love for God...
Exodus 18:1-12 — God Making Himself Known to the World

Exodus 18:1-12 — God Making Himself Known to the World

BIG IDEA: GOD’S WORK OF REDEMPTION ENHANCES HIS REPUTATION AND EARNS PRAISE AND COMMITMENT INTRODUCTION: The material in the first half of chapter 18 is the necessary background information for the more important discussion in the second half of the chapter regarding...
Exodus 17:1-7  — Testing God When God is Testing Us

Exodus 17:1-7 — Testing God When God is Testing Us

BIG IDEA: TESTING GOD BY DOUBTING HIS POWERFUL PRESENCE TO PROVIDE EXPOSES OUR SPIRITUAL IMMATURITY BUT ENHANCES GOD’S PATIENCE AND GRACEINTRODUCTION:Time after time the Lord leads His children into difficult circumstances in order to test their hearts. Certainly by...
Exodus 16:16-21  — Instructions Regarding Our Daily Bread

Exodus 16:16-21 — Instructions Regarding Our Daily Bread

BIG IDEA: THE BREAD OF HEAVEN MUST BE GATHERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS AND CONSUMED THAT DAYINTRODUCTION:The bread of heaven which God freely provided every day as a gracious gift for all the Israelites in the wilderness had to be gathered and consumed...
Exodus 16:9-15  — Antidote to Grumbling Against the Lord

Exodus 16:9-15 — Antidote to Grumbling Against the Lord

BIG IDEA: GOD PUTS A STOP TO GRUMBLING BY MANIFESTING HIS PRESENCE AND HIS PROVISIONINTRODUCTION:Despite God’s demonstrated faithfulness and goodness, God’s people are quick to grumble and complain. When tough times of testing pop up, we have a tendency to pop off....
Exodus 16:1-8  — Why Complain Against God?

Exodus 16:1-8 — Why Complain Against God?

BIG IDEA: GOD DIRECTS BOTH OUR TRIALS AND HIS GRACIOUS PROVISION TO MANIFEST HIS SUPREME GLORYINTRODUCTION:The entire book of Exodus is all about God getting glory for Himself – enhancing His reputation in the eyes of both His covenant people and His defeated enemies....
Exodus 15:1-21  — Victory Hymn Celebrating God’s Triumph

Exodus 15:1-21 — Victory Hymn Celebrating God’s Triumph

BIG IDEA: THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED DELIVERANCE SHOULD CELEBRATE GOD’S- VICTORY- POWER- UNIQUENESS- DOMINIONINTRODUCTION:This song of Moses artfully sets the standard for how believers should worship and praise their Redeemer for His powerful deliverance. The echoing...