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Exodus: Saved and Set Apart

Date: September 28, 2018

Speaker: Pastor Jeramie Rinne

Series: Exodus: Saved and Set Apart

Category: Expository

Scripture: Exodus 3:1–3:22

Tags: God, mercy, holiness

The following study guide is to be used to discuss the Friday, September 28 sermon. 

Study Guide - Exodus 3:1-22

Introduction - Exodus 3 stands as one of the great moments of the book and of the Old Testament. In this chapter, God calls Moses from the burning bush to the great task of leading Israel out of Egypt. But even more than that, God reveals who he is. We see his burning holiness as well as his unfailing love and faithfulness. In this chapter, we hear God’s heart for his people from God himself.
READ Exodus 3:1-22
1. What do we learn about God even in his initial calling to Moses (verses 1-6)?  What is the proper response to this aspect of God’s character?

Application: We are often quick to talk about God’s love but not his holiness.  What happens in our lives and in our churches when we neglect the holiness of God?

2. God is not only the holy God before whom we tremble, but also the loving and faithful God who draws near. How do we observe God’s mercy, kindness and closeness in God’s initial message to Moses (verses 6-12)?

Gospel Connection: How is God’s ultimate act of mercy and drawing near fulfilled in Jesus?

3. God gives two names for himself that Moses should communicate to Israel (verses 12-15). What are they and how do these two names convey both the set-apart holiness and the close-up love of God?

Application: Do you have a tendency to stand in awe of God and neglect his love, or do you tend to savor his love but forget about God’s holiness?

Application: How can both the holiness of God and the holiness of God be reflected within a local church?

Application: Why do we need both the holiness of God and the love of God in our walk with God?